The Levan Institute provides modest grants ($200–$400 for in-person events and $100–$300 for online events) to help co-sponsor public programs and events in the humanities at USC. This includes lectures, conferences, and workshops, but not private meetings. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis.

Requests for co-sponsorship must be submitted a minimum of four weeks prior to the event. Organizers are expected to secure funding from other sources.

All events co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for the Humanities must list the institute as an official co-sponsor on any digital or printed materials, website and calendar listings, and include the event in the Campus Humanities Calendar (CHC). Instructions for inclusion in the CHC will be provided with the notification of funding.

To apply for funding, please complete this form and email it to The form asks for the following information:

  1. Title, event date, and description of the proposed event or program, including participants and activities.
  2. Organizers. (Graduate students should copy on the email a faculty adviser who can corroborate that the event is approved by the hosting academic unit.)
  3. Intended audience.
  4. Complete budget, detailing all planned expenditures, estimated dollar amounts, existing funding sources, and pending/requested funds.

Archive of Co-Sponsored Events

Header image: The North American Indian, vol. 11, Makah basketry, 1915, USC Libraries Special Collections

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Director: Daniela Bleichmar
Associate Director: Zach Mann
Assistant Director: Isabella Carr

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