Grants for Tenure-Track Faculty Book Manuscript Conferences

The Weatherhead Center guarantees the opportunity to hold a conference for an in-progress book manuscript to every Faculty Associate who is an assistant or associate professor. The purpose of these conferences is to gather expert assistance to critique and review texts still in draft. The Weatherhead Center awards up to $5,000 to tenure-track faculty who wish to conduct such a conference when it relates to the core research interests of the Center. This research focuses on international, transnational, global, and comparative national issues and may address contemporary or historical topics, including rigorous policy analysis, as well as the study of specific countries and regions outside the United States.

Who Is Eligible

All tenure-track Faculty Associates of the Weatherhead Center are entitled to a book conference one time during the years of their tenure-track faculty status.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit:

  • a brief but detailed narrative proposal;
  • a description of the book that will be discussed, along with a table of contents;
  • a list of two to three possible participants;
  • a tentative budget; and
  • a two-page curriculum vitae.

Questions and proposals should be submitted to the executive director, Theodore J. Gilman.


Requests under this category may be submitted throughout the academic year.


Tenure-track faculty who receive these grants for conferences will be expected to contribute actively to the collective intellectual life of the Center. Faculty who receive support from the Center should acknowledge the support in publications of their research. All grant recipients must submit a one- to two-page memo at the end of the academic year reporting on the use of Weatherhead Center grant funds. This report should focus on the intellectual and scholarly results of the project. Funding is available in the year it is awarded, or it may be deferred for one academic year. Reporting memos are due June 30.

Funding Available

Grants for tenure-track faculty book manuscript conferences will be for no more than $5,000. The funding available is limited. (No more than five such conferences will be funded in any academic year.)

See also: Faculty Grants