Apply to present a LYCEUM LECTURE:
See details at Events, Lyceum Lecture

AY 14-15 Funding CLOSED

Lyceum Lecture Proposals

In an effort to highlight sabbatical activities, faculty research, and
teaching interests, CELTSS is proud to sponsor the Lyceum Lecture
series. The FSU Lyceum continues a distinguished tradition:

  • In 1862 Josiah Holbrook, an educational reformer, established
    the first American Lyceum in Millbury, MA, named after the
    Lyceum of Aristotle in ancient Greece.  Holbrook invited local
    people to organize a society to prepare papers on “useful”
    subjects such as science, history and literature, and lecture
    to friends and neighbors on a weekly basis during the winter
  • The basic goals of the Lyceum remain intact: to impart
    scientific and humanistic knowledge deemed vital to the moral
    and intellectual improvement of the individual and the

In AY 2015-2016, CELTSS will host two evening lectures, one held in
Fall semester and the second in Spring semester.

Two separate speakers will be chosen for these events. Each speaker
will be presented with a stipend of $500 and a commemorative bowl.

Lyceum speakers provide dynamic, engaging presentations of
their work and research interests at a level suitable for a general
audience that may include Board of Trustee and Foundation Board
members.  Lyceum events inform our trustees about the value of
sabbaticals and funding for research and teaching innovation.  

We invite applications from faculty members who have completed
sabbatical activities, received CELTSS funding, and/or participated in
ongoing CELTSS workshops that have promoted their professional
development.  Preference will be given to speakers with recent
sabbaticals and/or major scholarly developments.

If you are interested in applying for consideration, please submit the
following in a word document to with
“Lyceum Application” in the subject line no later than
Friday, May 1, 2015:

1. A brief autobiographical sketch and c.v.
2. A 500 word abstract of your work and proposed lecture, which
  a. Description of your project
  b. Description of how the sabbatical experience enabled you to
complete this work, if applicable
  c. Description of the benefit of this experience to your academic
career and/or institution

The committee will notify all applicants after the selection process is

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