Lecture Fund

The Five College Lecture Fund annually supports smaller scale cross-campus initiatives such as lectures, performances, and small exhibitions. Normally, grants are made for special “one-time” events and not events repeated annually or as part of an ongoing series. All proposals should demonstrate a high degree of cross-campus collaboration and benefit. Proposals that include engagement with elementary or secondary schools are particularly welcome and may qualify for supplementary funding.

Eligibility requirements:

Events must include components that are free and open to the public.

Five College faculty members must be allowed to participate at no cost.

The collaborative nature of the event must be demonstrated through:

    • Faculty members from at least 3 campuses substantively involved in event planning OR
    • Events are sited on at least 2 campuses OR
    • Event received financial/in-kind contributions from at least 3 campuses OR
    • A combination thereof


  • $250-$2,000 per event
  • Up to 75% of total event budget
  • 30-35 awards granted annually 


Rolling. Please apply at least 4­ to 6 weeks before your event is scheduled to take place.

To apply

Applications should be sent by email to Rebecca Thomas and Ray Rennard. Submissions must include an application form and a detailed budget as an editable spreadsheet. To download: 


Contact Ray Rennard for more information.