Virginia Tech’s Women and Minority Artists and Scholars Lecture Series is designed to promote the number and diversity of scholarly voices and artistic expressions from underrepresented groups by providing funding assistance for Virginia Tech departments and other units.

With support from Arts@VirginiaTech and the university’s Office of the Provost, the program provides up to $500 in funds to support events and experiences that provide students with opportunities to interact with guest lecturers or artists to increase their access to successful women and minority role models.

Giving voice to minority and women’s perspectives, these lectures provide an inclusive and interactive space for scholarly exploration and support a collaborative environment for attendees. Invited speakers may be from any discipline, gender, race, or ethnicity. Invitations to speakers whose scholarship incorporates race, gender, class, or international perspectives are especially encouraged. Those presentations that would appeal to a wider audience will be given preference.

Eligible events may be held anytime during the fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters, and may include in-person or remote/online engagements.

Applications are due by October 14, 2020, and are available on the Moss Arts Center website.