The Department of History invites undergraduate students in History, or undergraduate student organizations that include History students as members, to apply for funding from the Bernice Nugent Bequest to host or organize conferences, workshops or symposia at Queen's. In order to satisfy the terms of the Nugent Bequest, successful applications must involve History students presenting their own work in a public forum, or must include public talks by one or more invited speakers who will be of significant interest to History students. A total fund of $800 has been earmarked for undergraduate-initiated projects for 2009-2010: the size of individual awards will depend on the number of applications and each project's perceived merit and benefit to History students. Partial funding may be awarded, and projects requesting $150 or more must seek additional support elsewhere.
Applications for funding for this academic year should be submitted by November 2, 2009. If any budgeted funds go unawarded, a second competition will be held in March 2010.
There is no specific application form. Proposals may be submitted in the form of a letter addressed to the Chair of the Nugent Bequest Committee, Department of History, Watson Hall 212. Letters should include a detailed description of the proposed event, an explanation of why it satisfies the terms of the Nugent Bequest, a budget, and an indication of other sources of funding for which applications have been or will be made. Successful projects will normally receive their funds either as reimbursement upon submission of receipts, or as a transfer to an approved Queen's account
October 15, 2009