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Beyond the Classroom Grants

For AY 2021-2022, CLCS will support ten Beyond the Classroom speakers with honoraria capped at $250. These speakers will “visit” face-to-face ENGL undergraduate courses via Zoom or other appropriate video platforms. Instructors imagining a more ambitious program may instead apply for an Academic Programming Grant.

Applicant Eligibility: Any instructor in the Department of English at the University of Maryland may apply. Priority will be given to projects and/or speakers that support the English studies curriculum.

Speaker Eligibility: Please note that funds are not available for “visits” by individuals within the University of Maryland System (we cannot compensate employees on payroll in the UMS).

Application and deadline: Submit your request here. For best consideration for the fall semester, submit your request by 15 September 2021.

Administer Your Grant:
Once funding is granted, awardees need to submit a completed and signed honorarium letter and W9 form to the Business Office, english_business@umd.edu, and cc knelson@umd.edu. Click here for the template for the honorarium letter and the W9 form.

Submit your event to the Department’s calendar here, and note that it’s a “Beyond the Classroom” supported event.