About the Beatty Talks
Since 1989, the Beatty Memorial Endowment has also been supporting Beatty Talks, which are organized by one or more McGill academic units. Like the Beatty Memorial Lecture Series, Beatty Talks bring internationally renowned scholars and thinkers to McGill’s campuses for public presentations on their work. However, these events are smaller and more focused than the annual Memorial Lecture in the fall.
A little support for big ideas
Every academic term, the Beatty Memorial Lectures Committee awards up to $5,000 to units wishing to organize and host a Beatty Talk. Calls for funding are competitive, and the committee assesses submissions, based on the overall quality of the application package, at its meetings in April and November. The committee may also offer partial funding of an application.
Due to the limited resources available for Beatty Talks, applicants are encouraged to seek supplementary funding from other sources and must have financial support from their own unit or department.
What you need to do
Applications must be submitted to the Beatty Committee Administrator prior to one of the two annual deadlines for applications (March 31 and October 31). Each package must include a completed application form, a budget, the curriculum vitae of the speaker, and a cover letter outlining the reasons and plans for the proposed lecture and visit.
Please note that applicants must demonstrate in their budget that they have obtained financial support from their own unit and other sources. Proposals involving collaboration between two or more units are strongly encouraged.
Deadlines for applications: every March 31 and October 31. Apply now >>