Are you bringing an exciting networks-related speaker to Bloomington or Indianapolis in the upcoming year? We’d like to help.
The IU Network Science Institute is accepting nominations by any IU faculty member for support in co-sponsoring departmental or other talk series. Our goal is to bring more networks speakers to the Bloomington and Indianapolis campuses and to increase access and participation across the community. We would like to co-sponsor 10-15 networks speakers annually. We can offer $1,000 that could be used by your unit to boost your honorarium, travel support, or hospitality budget for your speaker. We can also help you promote, record, live-stream, and schedule visits if that is helpful.
In return, we would ask that your unit:
- acknowledges IUNI as a co-sponsor in all promotion,
- open attendance to the talk to the broader network community at IU (including live-streaming we can provide so that inter-campus participation is possible),
- allow a short block of time in the speaker schedule for meeting with IUNI faculty and associated graduate students, and
- ensure the speaker’s topic is relevant to networks research.
We would also like to, with speaker permission, record and share your speaker’s talk, but this is optional.
There is a short nomination form here. For best consideration for the upcoming academic year, we encourage you to submit by March 30, but we will consider applications until funds are exhausted. In the event we have more nominations than funds, selection will be based on sponsoring the widest pool of speakers from different units and for sponsoring the most accomplished speakers.
We will, of course, always be happy to promote your networks-related speakers regardless of whether we formally sponsor them, please feel free to reach out and let us know about their visits.
Please contact Ann McCranie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this opportunity.