Departments are able to apply for fund matching (up to $1,000) from the College of Letters & Science in order to help curb the cost of bringing in a distinguished speaker. Because of uncertain funding, please be aware that we may not be able to support all Distinguished Speaker requests. When booking a speaker, back-up funds from your own department may be needed in case your department does not receive funding from the Dean's Office. 

The College will be accepting Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 applications, though Spring 2020 is highly recommended. 

  • Talk dates must be cleared by the Dean's Office by: July 26, 5PM
  • Application must be submitted by: August 2, 5PM

The 2019-2020 application is now closed.