The Margarita Hopkins Rand Distinguished Lectures and the Lois E. Toko Lecture Series endowments were established to bring guest lectures and speakers to campus who will inspire, engage, and inform students in the college. 

Application process

  • Departments may submit one application per round.
  • Awards will generally be no more than $4,000 and will typically be directed toward honoraria, travel costs, and accommodations. Proposals may receive full or partial funding.
  • The number of proposals funded will depend on the amounts available and the number of high quality applications. We anticipate support for three or four presentations each year.
  • Please refer to the Quick Reference Guide to HFA Faculty Awards and Grants for the most up-to-date information about the application process. 

For more information

Contact afleig [at] umass [dot] edu (Amy Fleig).