Funding

HBES currently provides two types of funding grants, General Funding Grant and Student Funding Grant for guest speakers.

General Funding Grant

The General Funding Grant is intended to subsidize costs associated with hosting events such as conferences and pre-conference meetings, workshops, and other activities or educational opportunities related to the mission of HBES.

Proposal deadlines are May 1 and November 1.

Funding and Priorities

HBES will fund proposals of up to $5,500 (we do not fund honoraria).

Priority is given to proposals that:

  1. benefit junior scholars (and, especially students) either directly, through subsidizing travel and cost of attendance to events or, indirectly, through educational opportunities afforded by the funding;
  2. have a broad, wide-reaching impact; and
  3. support is not easily available through other channels.

Selection Process and Eligibility

Proposals are reviewed twice per year by the Executive Council. Proposals that receive majority favor by the Council are eligible for funding. Applicants will be notified by the HBES president via email as soon as a decision has been reached.
Applicants are eligible to apply for the General Funding Grant if they are current, active members (at any level) of HBES at the time they apply for funding.

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals are limited to three (3) pages in length (single spaced, 11+ pt. font). The proposal should include the following information:

  • A description of the event/activity
  • How the event/activity supports an evolutionary understanding of humans in accord with the mission of HBES
  • A description of the audience, participants, and venue (as applicable)
  • If funding from HBES has been obtained previously for a similar event (e.g., annual preconferences), please include a brief report of the most recent event
  • A justified budget outlining (1) specifically how the funds will be used, and (2) evidence or funding or support from another body (if applicable)
  • Appendixes may also be included at the applicant’s discretion as supplementary information for review (e.g., tentative conference itineraries or programs, educational materials, etc.).

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted by email to the HBES president as a single email attachment.
Proposals are reviewed twice per year, and must be submitted by May 1st or November 1st. Late submissions may be returned without review, or postposed for review until the following deadline at the councils discretion.

Follow-Up Report Guidelines

The applicant is required to submit a written report, no more than two pages in length (single spaced, 11+ pt. font) following the event. The report should include

  1. a summary of the event and
  2. a description of the participants and/or audience.

Supplementary information (e.g., photos, advertisements, solicited feedback, etc) can be included as appendixes, and will not count toward the 2-page maximum.
Reports should be submitted by email to the HBES president at president@HBES.com as a single email attachment within one (1) month of the event.

Student Funding Grants

These grants subsidize the cost of hosting a guest speaker at the student’s home institution.  The topic of the guest speaker must be related to the mission of HBES.

Proposal deadline is March 31.

Funding

HBES will fund proposals of up to $2,500 to subsidize travel, accommodation, and event costs for the speaker.
Funding is limited to one funded proposal per institution, per year.
The student applicant is required to submit a written report to the council following the event.

Selection Process and Eligibility

Proposals are reviewed once per year by the Executive Council. Proposals that receive majority favor by the Council are eligible for funding. Applicants will be notified by the HBES president via email as soon as a decision has been reached.

Applicants are eligible to apply for the Student Funding Grant for Guest Speakers if they are current, active student members of HBES at the time they apply for funding.

Proposal Guidelines

Proposals are limited to two (2) pages in length (single spaced, 11+ pt. font). The proposal should include the following information:

  • A description of the event, and associated activities of the guest speaker when at the university (e.g., meetings with students, campus tours, etc.)
  • A brief description of the guest speaker and the topic they will speak on
  • A description of how bringing the guest speaker to the university will accord with the mission of HBES
  • A description of the relevance of the guest speaker to the student body at the university
  • A justified budget outlining (1) specifically how the funds will be used, and (2) evidence or funding or support from another body (if applicable)

Appendixes may also be included at the applicant’s discretion as supplementary information for review (e.g., tentative guest itineraries, advertisements, educational materials, etc.)

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be submitted by email to the HBES president as a single email attachment.
Proposals must be submitted by March 31st . Late submissions may be returned without review, or postponed for review until the following deadline at the councils discretion.

Follow-Up Report Guidelines

The applicant is required to submit a written report, limited to one (1) page in length (single spaced, 11+ pt. font) following the event. The report should include

  1. a summary of the event(s) and guest speaker’s talk, and
  2. a description of the participants and/or audience.

Supplementary information (e.g., photos, advertisements, solicited feedback, etc) can be included as appendixes, and will not count toward the 1-page written description.
Reports should be submitted by email to the HBES president as a single email attachment within one (1) month of the event.