Deadline to apply to Visiting Scholars and Artists Program approaching

contact: Mark Schwerin
| WMU News
Photo of student viewing art exhibit.

Apply for program funds by April 18.

KALAMAZOO—The deadline is approaching to apply for funding from the Visiting Scholars and Artists Program to bring talented guests to campus.

A cover letter, application form and attachments are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Cover letters should highlight specific accomplishments of proposed visitors that make them distinguished scholars or artists in their fields and describe the proposed activities, appeal and impact they would have. Priority will be given to those who are of interest to more than one academic department or unit.

Required attachments include curriculum vitae and a biographical sketch as well as a proposed schedule and budget. The primary purpose of the award is to cover travel expenses and an honorarium. Itemized budgets should specify sources of other funds supporting the visit. The visitor's honorarium should not exceed $500 per day or $2,200 total.

About the program

The Visiting Scholars and Artists Program Committee allocates funds through the Office of the Provost. These visitors meet with faculty and students, present seminars or forums, conduct displays of work and address gatherings that are open to the public.

The program began in 1960 and was designed to contribute to the intellectual life of the entire university and community at large. Since its inception, the program has supported more than 600 visits by scholars and artists representing more than 67 academic disciplines.

For more information or to download application forms, visit