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Funding Opportunities

Funding for conference attendance:

2018-19 Conference Funding Support applications are currently being accepted. Please see below for details.

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. Back to top