We have several awards of $25,000 each, which are available through August 2022 to support conferences organized by established HxCommunities. (Learn more about the HxCommunities Initiative here.)  

Broadly speaking, the theme for HxCommunities conferences should be heterodoxy within the community’s specific field, location, or institutional structure. Depending upon the interests of the organizers and the needs identified within the community, more nuanced themes may be pursued. Some possible themes may be “embracing open inquiry via our discipline’s editorial boards and peer-review practices” or “unasked and unanswered questions about the causes of _____.” Though we provide these examples, we understand that each HxCommunity conference will have its own intentions, focus, and scope. We welcome creativity in conference proposals!  

Each conference should provide a space for scholars to examine, discuss, collaborate, and identify opportunities to promote the HxA values of open inquiry, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement within the academy.  

Funds may be used for all conference-related expenses. Applicants must apply with a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit partner organization, which will receive the funds if the application is approved. 

Please review the documents below for complete details: 

Request for Proposals – Eligibility, Timeline, and Application Details 

Evaluation Criteria Worksheet (this will be used to evaluate all applications) 

Reporting Requirements 

Once you have reviewed the above information, apply below!