General Funding Application
Instructions/Application for the General Application Funding Process
Events sponsored by the CLCE serve to educate and enrich the Wellesley College Community. Events that CLCE sponsors must be open to all College Community members. The types of events include lectures, panels, conferences designed and intended for the College Community and beyond, performances, workshops, and cultural shows.
Submitting a Detailed Proposal
The General Funding Application is HERE. Please use this form. Do not send a PDF.
Prior to submission, be sure to fill out each section of the application. Applications must be submitted by 11:59pm of the respective due date. An example of a student application can be found here, and a Faculty/Staff application example can be found here.
13/14 Deadlines for the General Funding Applications
For Events Scheduled
Monday, September 16, 2013
September 24th and Beyond
|Thursday, October 17, 2013||October 31st and Beyond|
|Thursday, November 14, 2013||November 28th and Beyond|
|Thursday, December 12, 2013||December 20th and Beyond|
|Thursday, February 6, 2014||February 17th and Beyond|
|Thursday, March 6, 2014||March 20th and Beyond|
Fall 2014 Applications
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Academic Year - Fall 2014 and Beyond
- The April 2014 meeting is only for events that will take place in the 2014-15 academic year and beyond.
- All applications must be submitted electronically to CFRAZER@wellesley.edu by 11:59pm of the respective due date.
- Hard copy proposals will not be accepted.
- It is mandatory to consult with a Member of the CLCE Committee prior to submitting.
- All materials should be included in the application. Please do not send budgets under a separate cover or lecturers bio's.
- Late proposals will NOT be accepted. Please plan accordingly.
- Proposals for events that have already occurred will not be funded.
- Applicants will be notified a few days after the CLCE Committee meeting regarding their proposal status.
- Proposals and financial information submitted to the CLCE are downloaded and read by members of CLCE only.
- You may only apply once for each event so please be sure your expenses are accurate and if applicable that SOFC funds are guaranteed.
- Please submit an event wrap up form at the conclusion of your event.
Student organizations must meet with a member of the Student Involvement staff or with one of the student representatives to the CLCE prior to submitting their proposal. Additionally, student applicants who apply to fund a "Major Event" with anticipated honoraria of $5,000 or more must consult with Meg Jordan prior negotiating a contract with the performer and prior to submitting their funding proposal.
Faculty must meet with a Faculty Member of the CLCE Committee prior to submitting an application for a "Major Event" or General Application. Please note: Asking to meet with a member of the committee the day the application is due is not acceptable.
Scheduling a Location
Event locations must be scheduled on-line at 25live. Additional assistance is available through the Special Events Office (for faculty and staff events) or the Office of Student Involvement (for student events).
Event Date & Time
Except in unusual circumstances, events must be scheduled outside of regular class hours and should take place on the Wellesley College Campus. Events should be scheduled to avoid conflict with already scheduled events and religious holidays. The end of semesters, particularly the spring semester, tend to become heavily scheduled. We urge those proposing events to seek dates in the earlier part of the semester whenever possible.
Event Name & Abstract
Each event must have a title that clearly identifies the event purpose. The abstract of the event should describe the event goals, the focus of the event, featured speaker/performer, and ways in which the event will benefit the Wellesley College community. Abstracts are made public for the Wellesley College community to read.
The General Funding Application Form includes a budget worksheet. The proposed budget should be as specific as possible and should follow the given template. A complete budget worksheet anticipating all event costs must accompany all applications.
When preparing your budget, consider the following list (in addition to other costs):
- Transportation (to and from the College), airfare and/or taxi
- Lodging and meals for lecturer/performer
- Dinner and/or reception for guests of event within reason
- Publicity expenses
- Custodial services, sound systems, and media service
- Other costs specific to the event type
- Food Budget within reason
The CLCE does not fund:
- Costs associated with a non-philanthropic fundraiser
- Events for members only and/or not open to the entire College community
- Honorariums to current Wellesley Faculty
No admission fee or cover fee may be charged to Wellesley College students, faculty or staff for events funded through the CLCE. Admission fee or cover fee may be charged to off-campus persons only to offset costs of the event. Any profit made or unused funds must be returned to the CLCE.
All events must apply for co-sponsors from other departments, committees or student groups. The CLCE looks for proposals with significant financial support and/or significant programming assistance from other constituencies. Students are encouraged to seek funds from other student groups and to approach academic departments only in the case of events connected with the work of that department. SOFC funding must be secured prior to applying to the CLCE
CLCE is the funder of last resort .
_____ Contact Information
_____Mandatory to consult with a Member of the CLCE Committee
_____ Event sponsor information
_____ Clear title
_____ Event abstract that details significance of event
_____ Date and location are confirmed
_____ Detailed/Accurate budget
_____ Significant co-sponsors
CLCE Decision Criteria
I. Successful proposals:
- Will enhance and educate the Wellesley College community
- Include all application materials
- Have been submitted by the published deadline
- Clearly states event title
- Explains significance of event for the community
- Explains items listed in budget proposal
- When necessary, contracts have been reviewed by appropriate CLCE members
II. Amount of funding requested can be reduced under the following circumstances:
- Budget details are not carefully constructed.
- CLCE has limited funding and is not able to match the entire request.
- Proposal lacks significant co-sponsorship.
III. Proposals can be rejected without a chance of re-submission under the following circumstances:
- The proposed event does not appear to educate and/or enrich the Wellesley College community and therefore will not satisfy the mission of the CLCE
- Funding is being asked for an event that has already occurred.
- An Honor Code violation occurred in the submission of the proposal (e.g., falsification of relevant event information, plagiarism, etc.)