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Conferences, Seminars, and Speakers

Hosting meetings, conferences, or symposia at Virginia Tech,  whether in Blacksburg, Roanoke, or the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, are useful for building future funding opportunities and increasing the exposure of faculty and research programs.

ISCE funds are available to support faculty hosting speakers or sponsoring seminars or events related to ISCE's thematic areas and other social issues. Faculty may apply for funding by completing the online linked in the "To Apply" section.

Limits on Funding

ISCE limits support to only one request per faculty member, department or center per fiscal year (July-June).

Amount of Funding

ISCE typically provides:

  • Up to $350 for seminars or lectures featuring an external speaker; and
  • Up to $1,000 for multiple speakers or events such as conferences that include multiple presenters or a variety of costs.

Conditions of Awards

Faculty, departments or centers awarded funds are expected to:

  • Acknowledge ISCE financial support on the event publicity and programs
  • Submit a brief email summary of the program and attendance within 30 days of the event
For more information, contact Karen Roberto

To Apply

Complete this online form.