Supporting events that further our mission
The Obermann Center welcomes the opportunity to support events that further our mission—promoting research and creative work, facilitating publicly engaged art and scholarship, and building intellectual community. University of Iowa faculty members may request small, discretionary grants (up to $300) to fund opportunities such as visiting speakers and conferences. See application link at the bottom left of this page. While applications are accepted throughout the year, we strongly encourage you to apply for these funds before December 15.
- The requesting party is expected to administer the funding and the event. The Obermann Center cannot assume organizational responsibilities in connection with co-sponsored events.
- The Obermann Center will not release funding for approved co-sponsorships until the activity/event is posted on the UI Events Calendar, with the Obermann Center tagged as a unit. (The event will then appear on the Obermann Center's website.)
View past co-sponsored activities and events on our website archive.
We're delighted that you're interested in partnering with us. Please submit our co-sponsorship webform, and we'll get back to you shortly. Note that 1) co-sponsorship requests should be submitted at least one month in advance of the activity/event, and 2) we will not release funding for approved co-sponsorships until the activity/event is posted on the UI Events Calendar, with the Obermann Center tagged as a unit.
The Obermann Center's guide to publicizing events—a handy checklist for UI faculty, staff, and graduate students (PDF)
Accessible & Inclusive Events Resource Guide (courtesy of the University of Michigan)