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Nugent Funding Opportunities

Department of History Invited Speaker and Conference Fund: Bernice Nugent Bequest

Thanks to the generosity of the estate of Bernice Nugent, a Queen’s History alumna, the Department of History has funds to support the invitation of speakers, the organization of conferences, panels, workshops, or the presentation of papers at Queen’s University.

Funding is available on a competitive basis to fund direct expenses incurred in organizing workshops or conferences. Funding for on-campus opportunities is the norm, however, conferences and workshops organized off-campus are welcome to submit any application (for up to $3,000), provided the applicant is one of the principal organizers. Grants larger than $5,000 will typically require application to an external source.

The Nugent Committee will decide which applications are funded in what amounts. The maximum amount will vary from year to year, and the guidelines will be set each spring based on the health of the funds.

Application Deadlines:


Event Dates

February 15

For summer term events (May - August)

June 15

For fall term events (September - December)

October 15

For winter term events (January - April

If you are requesting funding of more than $3,000, you are encouraged to submit your application at least one cycle in advance. For example, if the event is in January, please submit your application by the June 15th deadline. Exceptionally, for unanticipated opportunities, the committee will consider applications that require an immediate decision. 

Application Process:

All applications must be submitted electronically via this Microsoft Form.

Details required:

  • Date(s) of the event
  • Description of the proposed event
  • Explanation of how funds from the Nugent Bequest will be spent
  • Explanation of how the application satisfies the award criteria
  • A draft budget that includes any other sources of funding available

Successful applicants are expected to submit a finalized detailed budget and schedule of events as soon as they are available, and in advance of the event.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application via their Queen’s email account.

Disbursement of Funds:

Approved funds will be disbursed only upon submission of original receipts to the Department of History. Hard copies can be delivered to Watson Hall, Room 212. Digital copies can be submitted to (cc

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




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