The Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies supports funding proposals for conferences, symposia, workshops, visiting speakers, teaching-related activities, and other programs that enrich the community of historians at the University of Michigan.

To be considered for funding, all requests must be submitted using the Funding Request Application Form.

Please keep in mind the following when submitting a funding request:

  • Eligibility: Proposals must include specific events and must be submitted at least six weeks in advance of planned activities. The Institute does not support events that conflict with its Thursday Speakers Series, Friday Workshop Series, other Institute events, or Institute fellowship programs. Funding is available only to University of Michigan units, divisions, and departments.
  • Event and Program Planning: All program arrangements – promotion, catering, lodging, travel, venue, and other logistics – are the responsibility of the applicant. Institute staff are available for event-planning consultation, but will not be available to make arrangements or coordinate logistics.

  • Directions: Complete the funding form, attach additional pages if necessary, and submit the package via email to Institute staff will confirm receipt of proposals. The Institute Steering Committee will evaluate funding requests on a rolling basis at monthly meetings or via email. Applications submitted in June, July, and August are processed according to the availability of the Steering Committee. Institute staff will notify applicants of results in a timely manner.