CAS: Application Letter of Support


I have read the instructions below and I am ready to submit my letter of endorsement...

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Instructions to Referees

The George A. Miller Programs Committee accepts applications for a $3500 grant to invite a speaker to deliver the Arnold O. Beckman Lecture. The UIUC campus Research Board established this lecture series in 1982 to reflect the character and career of Arnold O. Beckman. Dr. Beckman's career provides notable examples of the process by which fundamental discovery is translated into products for general societal use. The series is designed to emphasize the benefits of basic research as reflected in the development of new technology and in the general economic benefit to society.In addition to the lump-sum grant, the Center's staff handles production and publicity for the lecture and pays these expenses. All arrangements with the lecturer and any additional costs are the responsibility of the host department. Note that the host department is expected to obtain a copy of the lecture for publication in the Annual Report of the Beckman Endowment no contravening restriction).


Visitors are invited to participate in activities of the Center for Advanced Study community and may be invited to give a presentation in the CAS/MillerComm series of public events. They should not be assigned to teach regularly scheduled courses, fill in for faculty members on leave, or carry out regular faculty duties.


Unit Head's Letter is required indicating the financial commitment of your unit and how this visit will impact on the unit as a whole.

Referee Selection Criteria

In your letter of support, address the nominee's excellence as a scholar, artist, or professional; potential contribution to the life of the campus; and anticipated level of interaction with faculty and students in the sponsoring unit(s) and in cross-disciplinary venues. Proposals that cross disciplinary lines are strongly encouraged.