Groups supported by the Center organize conferences, lectures, and other activities. Top to bottom: Philadelphia Cinema and Media Studies Group; New India Seminar; Nineteenth Century Forum; Pre-Modern Studies Colloquium.
Deadline for 2012-13 is Monday, September 23, 2012
Consultation is available for shaping group funding proposals. Contact Peter Logan.
Study Group funding assists faculty and students from different departments, schools, and colleges in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who wish to work together for the year exploring a shared area of intellectual interest.
Successful proposals are awarded up to $500. Groups receive priority access on the use of CHAT facilities for meetings and lectures. Assistance with advertising and travel arrangements is provided when possible.
Groups meet monthly (or more often) throughout the year. Funds can be used to support meeting costs, publicity, books, visiting speakers, etc. Groups must have a minimum of four (4) members. Membership is open to all, including students and faculty outside of Temple. Study Group funding may be renewed annually.
Proposals must list two (2) Temple faculty organizers from different departments, and four (2) or more additional faculty or graduate student participants. Group membership is not restricted to Temple faculty and cross-institutional participation is welcome. Please submit:
- A 2-3 page proposal. Explain the focus of the group, provide an intellectual justification for forming a group on the topic, and indicate the schedule of projected activities for the year. Where appropriate, identify the anticipated outcome, such as publication(s), a grant application, or the initiation of longer term programs for further collaborative research.
- A 1-2 page itemized budget of planned expenses, including honoraria, travel, hospitality, and publicity (please note that the maximum honorarium is $400).
- A C.V. for each faculty organizer.
- The names and affiliations of at least two additional participants.
A report on the group’s activities is required at the end of the academic year. Groups may continue to receive funding for up to three years if the yearly reports warrant further support. Renewal is not automatic: a new application is needed each year. All proposals are evaluated by members of the CHAT Advisory Board. Award decisions are based on the availability of funds, the quality of the proposal, the feasibility of the project, and the potential contribution to scholarship and intellectual life at Temple.
Applications should be transmitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Prof. Peter Logan with any questions, at email@example.com or 215 204-8567.