ADVANCE Distinguished Lecture Series (ADLS)

K-State ADVANCE program awards up to $1200 to tenure-earning faculty from different departments of six partner STEM colleges to invite and bring seminar speakers to campus. The funds may be used for travel expenses and/or honorarium. Each faculty member selected to receive funding from this program, in conjunction with their department head and dean, identifies and invites a leader in their discipline to participate in the seminar series.

Spring 2023 Materials Below!

ADLS for Assistant and Associate Professors

ADLS Assistant Professors ADLS Associate Professors
ADLS Assistant Application Form Spring 2024 ADLS Associate Application Form Spring 2024
ADLS Assistant RFP Spring 2024 ADLS Associate RFP Spring 2024



Eligible Departments (PDF)

ADLS Screening Rubric (PDF)

Sample ADLS Application (PDF)

Tips on Hosting a Speaker (PDF)

List of Previous Awardees (webpage)

Yearly Award Time Line

December/January - call for proposals on ADVANCE listserv

Late-February - materials due as outlined in the Request for Proposals to Subject line should read "KAWSE ADLS Application." See exact due date in the request for proposals announcement.

March/April - review of proposals by KAWSE ADLS Screening Committee

May - announcement of KAWSE ADLS Awardee(s)

September - honoree(s) recognized at KAWSE’s Annual Women of Distinction Recognition Ceremony


Additional Information and Forms for Awardees

The following two forms are to be completed and submitted electronically per the forms' instructions no later than one month after the seminar occurs.

ADLS Report Form (doc) - This report form should be completed to satisfy part of the award requirements.

ADLS Remittance Form (doc) - This remittance form should be completed to request speaker reimbursements.

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