Distinguished Lecturer Grant

Woodcock Institute Distinguished Lecturer Grant


The purpose of this grant is to provide funds for TWU colleges, departments, and/or academic programs (TWU units) to co-sponsor bringing to TWU a nationally recognized professional to present a lecture and to interact with faculty and students.  The expertise of the distinguished lecturer and the topic they would be presenting and consulting on needs to be consistent with the mission of the Woodcock Institute. The Distinguished Lecturer could be a colleague with a shared research expertise or an expert in a topical area of interest to the faculty/students/ TWU community/extended community at-large.


The requested budget is a maximum of $5,000. TWU units may choose to supplement these expenses with other funds as needed to attract a nationally known speaker.

The TWU co-sponsored unit would be responsible for paying any additional expenses (e.g., dinner reception, luncheon, advertising, etc.) not covered by the Woodcock Institute grant.  

Possible Event Structure:

An example of how this invited lecture could work:

Day 1  - travel day for distinguished lecturer (dinner reception hosted by the TWU unit) (travel and lodging costs paid on the grant)

Day 2  - Morning lecture open to the TWU community and perhaps other interested parties, depending upon the topic (honorium paid by the grant)

           - Lunch provided for the speaker and small group of faculty and/or invited guests (paid for by the TWU unit).
           - Afternoon discussions – meet with TWU unit’s faculty/students either individually or in small groups.
           - Late afternoon/early evening/Day 3 – travel home.

Application Process

Applications are due September 1st for Fall speaker requests, and February 1stfor Spring speaker requests. Funding will be budgeted from the Woodcock Institute for one Fall and one Spring grant. Grant Application [PDF]

Grant Acknowledgement

Any advertising for the event should include the title “Woodcock Institute Distinguished Lecturer” and acknowledge “co-sponsored by the Woodcock Institute for the Advancement of Neurocognitive Research and Applied Practice”.



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