Funding support for conferences and symposia organized by faculty in the Art & Sciences.


Gifted by Fannie and Alan Leslie, the Dartmouth Conferences provide funding support to promote issues of broad academic, social, and cultural relevance that bring leading experts to Hanover to explore topics of vital interest.  

The Conant 1879 Memorial Lectureship and the Robert 1931 and Ruth Fraser Fund provide support to smaller conferences, lectures, or other academic endeavors that raise academic interests and profiles of Dartmouth’s departments and programs.


All members of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Call For Proposals

A call for proposals will be distributed every other year for a conference the following year or two years out. Plan for a memo beginning fall of 23-24 then every other year thereafter. If funding is possible, an off cycle call for proposals may occur.



Application submissions must include:

  1. Conference Proposal Request
  2. Description of the Conference/Symposium (2–4 pages maximum)  
  3. Schedule of specific activities, including those that would be open to the public  
  4. Names of possible speakers and other participants, including members of the Dartmouth faculty
  5. Plan for disseminating the results of the conference/symposium
  6. A budget that prioritizes the individual items listed — participant costs, administrative support, advertising, and publishing   


Dartmouth Conferences may be funded for up to $75,000 in a given year.

Conant 1879 Memorial Lectureship and the Robert 1931 and Ruth Fraser Funds may be funded for up to $35,000 in a given academic year.

Fund Administration

Funds are administered by the Arts and Sciences Finance Center (ASFC). The faculty member is the responsible account holder for the award. All invoices, business expense reimbursements, and requests for payments are required to be submitted to the ASFC.

In utilizing the allocations provided by this award, individual faculty must adhere to all Dartmouth policies and procedures and must meet all Internal Revenue Service stipulations regarding appropriate expenses and required documentation. All expenses must be reimbursed within the fiscal year in which they are incurred. Accounts should not be overspent. In the event, repayment or reallocations of expense must occur. All items purchased with funding are property of the College. Upon departure from the College, use of the funds and disposition of purchased property is at the discretion of the College.

Please contact the ASFC with any questions.

Expenses and Reimbursement

The Allowable Expenditures and Ineligible Reimbursements listed below are provided for immediate guidance. The Business Expense Policy details these and other expenditures and reimbursements. If there is a question concerning the eligibility of an expense, the expense should be reviewed with an analyst in the A&S Finance Center.

Allowable Expenditures

  1. Business related travel expenses
  2. Business related postal or shipping charges
  3. Capital Equipment, research equipment, materials and supplies
  4. Professional licenses or certification fees; and membership in and/or to professional organizations and periodicals
  5. Scholarly materials (books, journals, periodicals, subscriptions, etc.)
  6. Specialized software and databases, computer peripherals, and data collection costs
  7. Student support for Dartmouth purposes
  8. Stipends for mobile communications (Mobile Communications Policy) and home office internet access

Payments to individuals for services such as editing, researching, and indexing for publications are allowable, though not eligible as reimbursement. In these cases, invoices for these services are paid directly by Dartmouth as outlined in the Procure to Pay Guide.

Ineligible Reimbursements

  1. Faculty salaries — release time during an academic year or extra salary during a free term
  2. Lifetime memberships in and/ or to professional organizations and periodicals
  3. Office furniture for work or home
  4. Out-of-pocket payments directly to individuals for services (e.g. editing, researching, and indexing payments are paid directly by Dartmouth as outlined in the Procure to Pay GuideContact the ASFC for details.)
  5. Promotional expenses for book publications