Co-Sponsorship Funding

Virtual Visit Honorarium Guidelines

The Center for the Humanities is dedicated to ensuring that educators across campus continue to connect our community with partners from outside our immediate intellectual community. In light of our general ongoing commitment to minimizing the center’s footprint and our more particular concern with health and safety in the midst of global pandemic, we are dedicating a significant portion of our annual budget to supporting virtual visits.

The center’s advisory board has devised the following schedule of honoraria for sponsoring and co-sponsoring virtual visitors to Grinnell in 2020–21. Given the importance of helping faculty, staff, and students maintain and build networks of support, intellectual engagement, and enrichment, we believe strongly that the use of funds in support of virtual visits is consistent with our collective responsibility to be stewards of our institutional resources.

We understand that particular circumstances and visits will require slightly different levels of support. The schedule of honoraria is meant to guide and aid in your planning efforts.

Class and Workshop Visits

For a single visitor making an hour-long class visit, with minimal planning via email or telephone, we will provide up to $250.

For a single speaker making a two-hour-long virtual class and/or workshop visit, including significant virtual planning with local partners: $700.

Keynote/Public Lecture or Event

For a single-person virtual public event, including but not limited to lectures, readings, or demonstrations, including at least one virtual planning session with local partners, the center will contribute up to $500 toward a visitor’s honorarium.

We will consider proposals for co-sponsorship funding on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please use the center’s Co-Sponsorship Request Form to request center support.

If you have a questions, please contact:

Caleb Elfenbein, Director, Center for the Humanities
Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies

Thank you for thinking of the Center for the Humanities as a partner in your programming.

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