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 may be submitted by faculty, lecturers, graduate students, and staff in University of Michigan units, divisions, and departments. Related events should include faculty, lecturers, and/or graduate students in the Department of History or provide a demonstrable benefit to members of the Department of History. The deadline for application is six weeks in advance of the of planned event(s). The Institute does not support events that conflict with its Thursday and Friday programs. Typically, applicants are requested to seek matching funds from other units on campus, including their home unit and through the eGIF system.
  • 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, attaching additional pages if necessary. Please include CVs for visiting speakers. 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.