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Funding available for hosting academic conferences

Emory Report | July 6, 2015

Money is still available from the 2015 Emory Conference Center Subvention Fund to be used by faculty to host academic conferences and promote the events’ visibility. The fund is administered by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence.

This fund helps faculty take advantage of state-of-the-art meeting facilities by offsetting the costs of hosting events at the Emory Conference Center. Proposals for the fund can be submitted throughout the year and will be given full consideration, even if the meeting is scheduled to occur beyond the 2015 calendar year.  The maximum amount awarded, contingent on the availability of funds, is $30,000; typical awards range between $5,000 and $20,000.

Eligible applicants include all full-time Emory faculty. This includes tenure-track and tenured faculty, as well as non-tenure-track faculty with long-term appointments

Before applying for the grant, faculty must make their reservations at the Conference Center; space reservations will be held for 72 hours.

Tom Jenkins, senior director of academic and strategic initiatives, Office of the Provost, can provide guidance on how to maximize conference plans, including logistics, potential partnerships, publicity, media and outcomes.

Submit proposals and supporting documents by email to Allison Adams, associate director, CFDE, using the online proposal form. Faculty are welcome to schedule a consultation with the CFDE in advance of developing a fund proposal.

Proposals must include:

• completed proposal form

• cost estimate worksheet for rooms and facilities provided by the Emory Conference Center Hotel.  Contact the hotel’s Denise Thomas at 404-712-6011.

• tentative schedule of events or preliminary program, noting invited speakers, their qualifications and home institutions, and other supporting materials

• email from Tom Jenkins confirming that he has been consulted on the proposal

Contact Adams for more information on the process.