Faculty Seminar Guidelines for Application

Due to uncertainties related to the Covid-19 pandemic, Five College Faculty Seminars are on pause for the 2020-21 academic year.

Five College Faculty Seminars bring together faculty members from three or more of the five campuses to exchange ideas, discuss works-in-progress, and on occasion host guest speakers. Their formats vary according to the needs and interests of those participating, as does meeting frequency. Seminars are funded for the academic year on a year-to-year basis. Allocations never exceed $1,000.


  • To be eligible for funding a seminar should include members from all five colleges, but three-and four-college seminars are possible.
  • Guest speakers should constitute an occasional rather than regular feature.
  • Seminar funds may not be used to cover the cost of meals for members but may pay for meals of guest speakers (including five college faculty members) and for light refreshments at meetings (including beverages). Funds cannot be used to pay honoraria to faculty members from the five institutions.
  • In general, seminars cannot be hosted at the Five College office, but should meet in space provided free of charge on the campuses.