Global Speakers at SCE

The SCE invites proposals to bring scholars from the Global South to present at the SCE annual meeting, with travel, accommodations and food at the SCE meetings paid for by the SCE’s International Speakers Fund (ISF). Ideally, this should include a presentation at the SCE meeting as well as on-campus lectures by the visiting scholar immediately after the SCE meetings to maximize the visibility for the scholar.

Here is the sequence of events describing a successful application for the 2019 meeting:

  1. By the deadline for SCE paper proposals (March 2017), you submit a proposal to bring a visiting scholar to the SCE annual meetings nearly two years later.
  2. At the March 2017 Program Committee meeting, the most promising such proposal is approved, conditionally reserving a slot on the program for the 2019 annual meeting, and conditionally approving financing for travel, accommodations, and meals.
  3. Upon receiving conditional approval, you work in Fall 2017 (more than a year ahead of time) to arrange on-campus lectures for the visiting scholar. You are encouraged to advertise this possibility by email circulated by the SCE to the membership. You finish this work in January 2018, one year ahead of time, and send your plans to the International Scholarly Relations Committee for approval.
  4. In February 2018 (ten months before the 2019 Annual Meeting) the Committee receives your plans and, presuming you have made the required arrangements, informs the Program Committee that funding is now guaranteed.
  5. In March 2018 (nine months before the 2019 Annual Meeting) the Program Committee assigns an appropriate time slot for the visiting scholar to make his or her presentation.
  6. During the spring or summer, you finalize all plans, working with the SCE Executive Administrator to arrange the hotel and air travel, and attend to any other details.
  7. You act as coordinator of arrangements during the scholar’s time in the US.

Preference for funding from the International Speakers Fund goes to scholars from underrepresented groups and from institutions where limited resources restrict international travel. Previous recipients or members are not eligible.