The College will help support major conferences, symposia, or workshops to address important research issues and research frontiers. Strong preference will be given to events that will take place on campus and that will provide opportunities for U-M student involvement as participants or observers. Support is normally restricted to events organized by University of Michigan faculty. Additional funding up to $2,500 is available on a competitive basis from the OVPR. Contributions from all participating units are expected. The home unit (PI and department) is expected to provide funding at an appropriate level of 1/4 to 1/2 of the awarded amount. Retirement events are not eligible for College funding.