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Research Presentation Program

Application due date: Applications should be submitted in advance of the presentation and will not be accepted when received more than one month after the presentation date.

Maximum amount:
          $1,250 per faculty member to intra-continental destinations OR
          $1,500 to intercontinental destinations
            per fiscal year (July 1 – June 30).

Faculty members in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts present the results of their research, creative, and scholarly efforts nationally and internationally at conferences, educational institutions, professional meetings, and cultural venues. To encourage and support this activity the College offers the Research Presentation Program. 

  • This program does not support general conference attendance and is not available to those serving as a panel convener, organizer, discussant, or moderator, unless they are also presenting a research paper. 
  • Requests for amounts up to $1,250 or $1,500, depending on the departure and destination cities, will be considered. Funds may be applied to registration fees, airfare, lodging, meals (per diem), etc.
  • The amount available may be directed toward a single or multiple presentations, e.g. $732 awarded for a presentation in Philadelphia would leave $518 that could be applied to a subsequent presentation in Calgary ($1,250 - $732) or $768 toward the expenses of one in Budapest ($1,500 - $732).
  • The fiscal year to which an award applies is determined by the date on which a presentation is made, e.g. approval of an application submitted on May 17, 2019 for a presentation on July 5, 2019 would make it an FY2020 award.


Applications will be accepted from all full-time HFA faculty members.

Application process

Requests should be submitted well in advance of, and must be received no later than one month after, the presentation date

Applications for support of multiple presentations are appropriate when the maximum available is not fully expended on the first presentation in the year.  To minimize administrative time and effort, we ask that you not split the funding unnecessarily.  Each fund request must be submitted separately. 

The online application was updated on July 18, 2019.  In addition to entering identifying and descriptive information, you will need to upload or provide:

  1. A single-page abstract of the research you will present or the paper you will give. If you will read from, perform, or exhibit your creative work, your "abstract" should identify and describe the material being featured and explain why it was chosen.

  2. A link to the event program, a program screenshot, or other publicity with your name, presentation title, presentation date, and the nature of your participation.

The application will allow you to save a partially completed form and return later to complete it. 

Once you click on "Submit" you will not be able to make further changes.

For more information

Contact Lynne Latham (413-545-0378).