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Funding Opportunities

Funding for conference attendance:

CLOSED: We are not currently accepting 2019-20 conference funding grant applications. Please check back in September 2020 for 2020-21 conference funding opportunities.

The Critical Theory Cluster provides limited conference funding (maximum of $250) to five graduate students each year who are reading papers at conferences in areas related to critical theory. Please submit applications at least 14 days in advance of conference start date. No retroactive requests will be considered.

To apply, please send the following application information to criticaltheory@northwestern.edu :

Applications are considered on a rolling basis by a sub-committee of the Critical Theory Cluster faculty advisory board. If your application is accepted, you will work with the Critical Theory Administrator on the reimbursement process. All receipts must be presented in order to be reimbursed for the amount of funding provided. Funding can be used toward conference flight and lodging accommodation; ground transportation; reasonable meals; printing materials for conference.

Please note, you may only apply and receive one funding grant per year.


Funding for reading groups:

The Critical Theory Cluster provides limited funding (maximum of $150 per group per year) to affiliated students who organize reading groups. The funding is available to help purchase reading materials (such as ordering copies, pdfs of books, eBooks, etc.). The cluster can fund up to 7 requests per year (subject to budgetary limits).

To apply, please fill out a funding application: Critical Theory Reading Group Funding Application and submit the application to the Critical Theory Administrator, criticaltheory@northwestern.edu 

Please note, requests must meet two conditions:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis by a sub-committee of the Critical Theory Cluster faculty advisory board. If your application is accepted, you will work with the Critical Theory Administrator on the reimbursement process. All receipts must be presented in order to be reimbursed for the amount of funding provided.


critical theory co-sponsorship funding requests:

If you would like to request funding support from Critical Theory for an event you are organizing, please fill out this form. Your request will be routed to the Critical Theory Administrator and Critical Theory Director for review and approval. You will be notified of the funding decision and amount. If you have questions, please reach out to criticaltheory@northwestern.edu

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