Provost's Fund: seminar/collaborator Support Fund

The Provost’s Fund for Innovation in Research has established the Seminar/Collaborator Support Fund to encourage collaborative research exchange with scholars from academic and government agencies (e.g. national labs), workshops for the benefit of faculty and students at LSU, and hosting of academic seminars.

Note: This was previously the Conference Support Fund.

Seminar / Collaborator Support fund awardees (FY23-24)

Scope and Funding

Awards will up to $7,500 to for the purpose of hosting academic scholar seminars, collaborative research events or workshops, aiming to foster knowledge sharing with researchers, scholars, and artists outside of LSU. Awards will be made on a competitive basis and upon demonstration that the event or collaboration will enhance the experiences and research opportunities for our faculty and students. 
Allowable expenses include travel expenses for participating collaborators or artists, equipment or facility rentals, and professional service fees. 


This program is open to tenured and tenure-track faculty. Individuals may receive up to one award per fiscal year. 


Applications should be submitted through the LSU Internal Grants & Competition Portal


  • Fall (October 1 - December 31)   Apply by October 15
  • Spring (January 1 – May 30)    Apply by December 15