University Lectures

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Call for proposals for University Lectures

Fall due date: Monday, October 11, 2021

Spring due date: Friday, April 22, 2022

The Center invites proposals for University Lectures. These may be single lectures or a lecture series.  (Two separate Fall and Spring CfPs will be advertised). 

Each proposal should:

1) identify the speaker(s) or targeted speakers, and provide cv’s;

2) describe the expected audience, and any classes to which the event will be linked;

3) provide a budget and explanation of expenses;

4) name the lead faculty, host department/center and project title;

5) explain how administrative support will be provided; 

6) list expected contributions from other sources; and

7) specify if the applicant received Allbritton funds in recent years.

Proposals for lectures should be submitted as early in the planning process as possible, preferably before arrangements and invitations have been made. Proposals demonstrating funding support from home departments and/or other sources have historically been looked upon more favorably by the Advisory Board. At the same time, we encourage proposals that reach across departmental and disciplinary boundaries.

Regular annual and endowed lecture series are less likely to be funded than other proposals.

Also, if the proposal falls within one of the following Allbritton Center focus areas: Remaining Justice; Education and Youth Development; or Sustainability and Environmental Justice, we can help you connect to partners in the community and region doing vital work in these areas.

Please send proposals for University Lectures as one PDF attachment to Marie McKenna, ACSPL Administrative Assistant, at Please name the document: UL_leadfacultylastname_projecttitle.pdf.

Proposals for the current application round should be submitted by Monday, October 11, 2021.  Our intention is to have funding decisions made by the Allbritton Faculty Advisory Board by late October.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Katja Kolcio, Director of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, at


September 23, 2021