The MacMillan Center

Faculty Awards

The Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund

By arrangement with the Provost, income from the Kempf Fund allows the MacMillan Center to support ladder faculty initiatives in organizing on-campus conferences, workshops, and lecture(s) on international topics in their fields of interest. We will give preference to focused workshops on topics directly related to the current research interests of the convening faculty member.

The MacMillan Center normally holds one competition in the winter to award Kempf funds for activities held during the following academic year. Please look ahead and plan adequately for 2015-2016 so that we will be able to evaluate more knowledgeably the full range of requests.

Requests for Kempf funding for activities to be held in the following academic year should be made no later than March 12, 2015.  Please submit your request, including a cover letter (that mentions any affiliation you have with one of the Councils, Committees or Programs of the MacMillan Center), a brief narrative, proposed dates, and a budget to Lourdes Haynes at

Kempf Fund Guidelines for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

1) Kempf funds may be used for international conferences, colloquia, lecture series and workshops held at Yale, more specifically "all necessary expenses of selecting and inviting speakers, paying stipends, transportation and maintenance, and arranging, announcing and conducting of such conferences and publishing their papers and essential proceedings." Kempf funds may not be used to support off-campus events or travel to such events.

2) It is advisable but not required that you submit your proposal in cooperation with a Council, Committee or Program of The MacMillan Center, in which case you should include their letter of support. The MacMillan Center will also consider proposals that are not strictly tied to one MacMillan Center unit. The MacMillan Center will not consider proposals primarily from students who are organizing an event with some degree of faculty support.

3) If you do not receive the full amount of your request from the MacMillan Center-allocated Kempf funds, please do not approach the Provost for additional funds.  On the other hand, both the MacMillan Center and the Provost urge you to supplement your Kempf fund request with other funds, including funds from outside Yale.

4) If you are awarded Kempf funds, it is your responsibility to monitor the expenditure of the funds, and you alone are responsible for over-expenditures. Kempf funds that you are awarded but do not use due to change of plans, overfunding, etc., will revert to the MacMillan Center. If you are awarded Kempf funds, your award letter will provide information concerning the appropriate acknowledgements, publicity, accounting, etc. All questions regarding the monitoring and finances of your award should be submitted to Rahima Chaudhury, Director for Finance and Administration, The MacMillan Center at 203 432 4144 or


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