Conference & Lecture Grants

The Townsend Center provides small grants for partial funding of public conferences, lectures, and symposia taking place at UC Berkeley. Events that are closed to the public, require an admission fee, or take place off of the UC Berkeley campus will not be considered for funding. Ongoing/recurring activities and named lecture series are not funded by this program. The Center will fund meetings of professional organizations that take place in Berkeley on a one-time basis only.

In considering applications, priority is given to proposals that directly involve Berkeley faculty and graduate students in the humanities. Proposals from all fields are welcome. In making awards, the Center also takes into account the desire to achieve an equitable distribution of awards among campus units.

For more information, go to the Conference & Lecture Grants application page.

Please note: The Townsend Center does not offer external fellowships or residencies.