CAS: Application Letter of Support


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

Enter the one digit Referee CODE provided by the Applicant:  

You should have received your Referee CODE (used above) and KEY in an auto-generated e-mail from the applicant. If you do not have this, please contact the applicant. If you have problems with this site or the process submitting a letter of support, please contact Center for Advanced Study at (217) 333-6729.

Instructions to Referees

Miller Visitors (Professors, Scholars and Creative Artists) are women and men of outstanding achievement in academic or public life. These visitors might teach a special course, engage in research activities, interact informally with students and faculty, or take part in interdisciplinary seminars.


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.