HRI Supplemental Event Fund

HRI's Supplemental Event Fund (SEF) is designed to support events centered in the humanities and arts that have significant funding elsewhere on campus and are seeking supplemental co-sponsorship.

After a successful two-year pilot, we are continuing with SEF in AY 2022-23. Beyond these supplemental funds, HRI will continue to collaborate with campus partners in support of long-term and thematic programming.

Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis until the designated pool for each semester is exhausted. Each sponsoring unit (defined as the unit where the finances of the event are managed) is limited to two requests per academic year. Each request may be up to $500.

Request for spring 2022 events

Request for fall 2022 events

Recipients must list HRI as a cosponsor in all promotional materials and communications for the event, and keep us informed of any schedule changes via info-hri@illinois.edu.

There are so many events on campus that it’s hard to plan around them all but you can see the HRI event calendar here; the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory calendar here; and the Center for Advanced Study calendar here. The Campus Humanities Calendar is here.

As soon as you know the dates for your event, please submit it to the Campus Humanities Calendar submission form.

Terms

Funded events must center the humanities and/or arts. We ask that one faculty member (tenure-line or specialized) or one member of a unit’s leadership team be designated the main point of contact for each event, and that each event have a designated sponsoring unit where its funds will be managed. Each sponsoring unit (defined as the unit where the finances of the event are managed) is limited to two requests per academic year. Each request may be up to $500.

Please note that these funds will be disbursed via a journal voucher transaction (JV) on incurred expenses (not transferred before the fact), so contact with your business support person will be essential. All university rules for purchases will apply, and these funds may not be used for alcoholic beverages.

Recipients must list HRI as a co-sponsor in promotional materials and communications for the event and keep us informed of the event date/time and any schedule changes via info-hri@illinois.edu.

Application Guidelines

Please complete and submit the appropriate application web form available at the following link:

Guidelines Documents

Application Deadline Details

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until designated funds are exhausted.

Selection Criteria

Urbana campus-organized events in the humanities and arts with a faculty (tenureline or specialized) or unit leadership team point person and a sponsoring unit are eligible. Applications will be taking on a rolling basis once the application period opens and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the designated pool is exhausted.

Notification

Applicants will receive an auto-generated email acknowledgment upon submission of their online application form. HRI will aim to notify applicants of whether their request has been funded within two weeks of submission. Please, kindly do not make a follow-up inquiry (to info-hri@illinois.edu) until that time frame has elapsed.

Contact

Questions about this opportunity may be addressed to info-hri@illinois.edu