Graduate Student Event Grants in Religion | Spring 2015 Applications Due December 4


BCSR’s Graduate Student Event Grants support innovative proposals for graduate student-led lectures, seminars, working groups and conferences for public and campus audiences. Awards range from $250 to $500 for a lecture, and up to $1000 for a conference.

Requirement Summary
– Awards provide partial funding for lectures, panels, conferences, exhibitions, or performances on topics in religion.
– Awards from $250 – $500 only, with occasional awards of up to $1,000 for conferences.
– Activities must be led by UC Berkeley graduate students and supported by a campus department or unit.
– Events must take place on the UC Berkeley campus and be free and open to the public.

Application Requirements
Applicants should submit a single pdf document that includes:
– Event title and type (lecture, panel, etc.).
– Proposed date(s) and location(s).
– Name, email, and phone information for primary student organizer and contact in organizing department.
– A summary paragraph and narrative (50w) describing the event, its purpose, and intended audience, as well as participant bios (up to 1500w).
– A detailed expense budget with BCSR request and amounts requested from other funding sources.
– For conferences: Attach a list of invited/confirmed participants and their CVs instead of participant bios.

Completed applications should be submitted to BCSR Directors c/o and received no later than 4 pm on the due date. Electronic files are preferred, although hard copy files may be delivered to 4327 Dwinelle Hall.

Due Dates
Spring 2015 Events
Applications: Thurs., December 4, 2014 at 4 pm
Announcement: Monday, January 12, 2014

Past Recipients
“Between the Visible and the Invisible: Cosmology, Ritual, and Hermeneutics in Historical and Contemporary Chinese Worlds” (November 14-15, 2014)
“Leaps of Faith: Figurations of Belief in Literature and Critical Thought” (November 21-22, 2014)