We anticipate funding up to four workshops during the first year of the initiative at the level of $5,000. This amount would, for example, support inviting four non-UIC participants from outside the Chicago area [but in the US] and include two hotel nights. Coffee, one lunch and one dinner are included in the estimate. Honorarium payments are not, as participants would be involved in a working discussion and would not deliver public papers.
We stress that this is an estimate, and a general idea about the level of support we hope will spark inventive workshops and working conversation. The Institute for the Humanities will provide logistical and financial support although the ultimate extent of Institute support will depend upon how many workshops are funded and whether faculty can also secure support from their own departments or other units on campus. Proposals should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 1, 2016.