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 faculty initiative in organizing on-campus conferences, workshops, and lecture(s) on international topics in their fields of interest. In my recent conversations with the Provost, the amount of funds available for next year will be flat from last year. 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 2013-2014 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 15, 2013. Please submit your request, including a cover letter which identifies your affiliation with one of the Councils, Committees or Programs of the MacMillan Center, a brief narrative, proposed dates, and a budget to Barbara Papacoda (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Kempf Fund Guidelines for the 2013-2014 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) Submissions should be made in cooperation with a Council, Committee or Program of The MacMillan Center, meaning that anyone submitting a proposal should either plan to hold the activity under the auspices of, and preferably have a letter of support from the MacMillan Center unit. However, the MacMillan Center will also consider proposals which 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.