Linguistics Program Graduate Center, CUNY
Office of the Provost Graduate Center, CUNY
Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society (RISLUS) Graduate Center, CUNY
Cognitive Science Program Michigan State University
Center for the Study of Language and Information Stanford University
Departments of Linguistics and Psychology University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Linguistics Department University of Michigan
Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS) University of Pennsylvania
Center for Language Sciences University of Rochester
Psycholinguistics Research Group University of York, UK
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS Utrecht University, The Netherlands


The CUNY Conference operates on a shoe-string budget.  The CUNY administration donates space and services, we donate our time, and all the rest must come from registration fees and donations.  It has always been a major goal to keep registration within the reach of students and junior faculty -- they are the psycholinguists of the future and we need them to be with us.  But this means that there is always a shortfall to be made up by donations.

We have been immensely grateful for the generosity of other universities and private companies in the past; we once more ask you to dig into your grant funds, or approach your administrators to see what they can offer.  Contributions of any size are welcome.  In the past, the conference has received from $300 to $5000 from individual institutions.  In return, the sponsoring institutions receive very public thanks on the website, in the printed conference program, and at the meeting itself.

We are very aware that helping us achieve this funding means work for you.  To minimize your effort, we have put together a draft letter (see right panel of this page) with some suitable wording that you might find useful as you approach your administration.  Please feel free to borrow some or all of it, or edit it to suit your particular situation.  If there is any other way in which we can help you make your case, please let us know.

There are two other routes for drawing funds into the conference kitty.  An important one is for participants to pay the corporate rate if at all possible, i.e., if a grant or a faculty travel policy will cover it.  This rate reflects the true cost per participant, so it relieves the burden on other sources.  Also, this year for the first time we are requesting individual donations to the conference fund.  If you, or anyone you know, is fortunate enough to be able to give a hundred, or a few hundred dollars, we would be very grateful indeed.

We look forward to seeing you in March, and we thank you sincerely for your efforts on behalf of the conference between now and then.

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