The review committee includes CHASS faculty representing the research emphasis areas and the CIS director(s). Faculty are appointed to the committee to one year terms, with options for reappointment. Committee reviews applications on a monthly basis during the academic year. (No reviews conducted during summer months.)
Applications are assessed on the following criteria:
Meets event criteria as outlined in this guidance
Hosted at UC Riverside, virtually or in-person
Potential impact on
Graduate student education
Engagement with Riverside community
Research in the emphasis area
At the discretion of the committee and where funding permits, applications that overlap more than one emphasis area may be eligible for an award from a secondary area, up to the cap for the event type
Event type definitions:
Workshops: Public or campus-facing learning experiences that teach skills and develop understanding and/or application of new knowledge.
Symposia: Smaller scale, public or campus-facing research presentations, typically with 1-2 panels of interlocutors. May also include a keynote speaker.
Conferences: Larger scale, public facing research presentations, typically over 2 days, and featuring keynote speakers and 3 or more panel presentations. May also include receptions, formal dinners or performances in the conference theme.
Professional Organizations or Societies: Fee-based, membership organizations, or academic societies that charge conference/event fees to cover costs.
Promotional material (printed or digital) must acknowledge the co-sponsorship of the CHASS Dean’s Office and the Center for Ideas and Society. (Logos are optional)
Within 60 days of the event date, departmental analysts submit a report of actual event expenses (posted or in process) using this template. Following receipt of the report, CIS will provide 19900 (general) funding to the administrating unit to cover/reimburse the expenses. Contact Kathy.Hitchens@ucr.edu for questions or clarification.