Skip to Content

Request Event Funding

The Department of American Culture and its constituent units enjoy collaborating with faculty, departments, graduate student interest groups, and undergraduate student groups on events that align with our vision. We are experimenting with a streamlined process for considering requests for co-sponsorship. If you are interested in receiving sponsorship, please read the relevant subsections below and then click "Apply Here."

If you have difficulty with the site, please contact key administrator Judy Gray. We welcome your comments on how to improve this process!

Resources are limited so requests should be conservative. We review funding requests in concert with other funding opportunities within the department (Arab and Muslim American Studies, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Native American Studies) so requests to any of these Ethnic Studies units can be made via one application. Please see their individual criteria for funding requests.

Eligibility:
In order to be eligible for funding, your event must be affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Application Deadline & Submission: Proposals should be submitted at least 30 days in advance of event and must include:

  • a brief narrative.
  • details regarding the planned event, including dates, location, scheduled activities or itinerary.
  • a budget, including information about other sources of funding sought and/or confirmed.
  • contact and account information

Consideration of incomplete applications will be delayed until all the needed information is received.

Additional Requirements:
Approved funding requests must include the granting unit's name as a sponsor in all publicity and acknowledgements of support. The department will include your event on our website and promote on social media, as appropriate. You must notify the department's event coordinator if any changes are made to your event.

The Department of American Culture

Faculty & Departments
The Department of American Culture co-sponsors guest lectures, conferences, and other scholarly activities that contribute to the academic and research mission of the department and LSA. Preference will be given to events that demonstrate a strong interdisciplinary focus.

Graduate Students/Interest Groups
The Department will co-sponsor guest lectures and provide funding for other scholarly activities that contribute to the academic and research mission of the department and LSA. Events proposed by students outside of the department must be open to American Culture graduate student participation.

Undergraduate Student Groups
The Department will co-sponsor guest lectures and provide funding for events and activities that have a scholarly component and contribute to the academic and research mission of the department and LSA. American Culture does not provide funding for charity, cultural or social events, or conference/research travel for individual students.

Arab and Muslim American Studies

Arab and Muslim American Studies co-sponsors guest lectures, conferences, performances, and other scholarly activities relevant to advancing the understanding of Arab and Muslim communities and cultural politics in the U.S. and transnationally.

Arab and Muslim American Studies is rarely able to provide more than $100-$200 in co-sponsorships.

Contact Professor Evelyn Alsultany with any questions regarding AMAS funding.

A/PIA Studies

The Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies program is pleased to co-sponsor lectures, exhibits, performances, and symposia that promote awareness of the history and/or culture of Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the United States. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate organizations are eligible to apply.

Latina/o Studies

The Latina/o Studies program endorses and celebrates collaboration with units and groups at the University of Michigan. Our goal is to support as many events as financially possible. Unfortunately, as a program housed in American Culture, Latina/o Studies has a limited budget with which it supports the unit’s own events as a whole as well as those organized by our core faculty.

The list below provides a guide for the amount of funds Latina/o Studies can devote to sponsoring events. Features that might influence levels of support include membership of the Latina/o Studies affiliate faculty, graduate and undergraduate students’ affiliation with the program, and our sense of debt and reciprocity with units that have been our good partners.

1- $100.00-limited thematic relationship with the program/limited faculty-student interest

2- $150.00/200.00-medium level program support

3- $300.00/$500.00 high level program support

4- $750.00-major program event/initiative


*** The amount assigned to each initiative might vary based on the amount requested from other ethnic units within American Culture and/or American Culture as a whole.
 

Faculty & Departments

Latina/o Studies co-sponsors guest lectures, conferences, and other scholarly activities that contribute to the academic and research mission of the department and LSA. Preference will be given to events that demonstrate a strong interdisciplinary focus.

Graduate Students/Interest Groups
The Program will co-sponsor guest lectures and provide funding for other scholarly activities that contribute to the academic and research mission of the Program and LSA. Events proposed by students outside of the department must be open to Latina/o Studies graduate student participation.

Undergraduate Student Groups
The Program will co-sponsor guest lectures and provide funding for events and activities that have a scholarly component and contribute to the academic and research mission of the department and LSA. Latina/o Studies does not provide funding for charity, cultural or social events that do not have an educational component, or conference/research travel for individual students.

Native American Studies

The Native American Studies program is pleased to co-sponsor lectures, exhibits, performances, and symposia that promote awareness of the history and/or culture of indigenous people (especially but not limited to Native Americans), settler colonialism, and the politics of race and racism in the United States. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate organizations are eligible to apply. Requests over $250 should be made at least one full semester in advance of the event.