The purpose of this endowment fund is to promote interactions among Iowa faculty and students in areas of cross-departmental strength, and to support interdisciplinary events that draw scholars from other institutions to the UI campus, both as presenters and as audience.
CLAS faculty may apply for funds to support events and programs that are consistent with the Bond Fund's purposes. Such events may include conferences, performances, lecture series, symposia, workshops, or any combination thereof. Though CLAS faculty must be among the participants (as organizers, presenters, panelists, responders, or performers), the participation of other UI faculty is welcome and encouraged.
Awards from the Bond Fund have ranged from $200.00 to $5,000.00. View a list of recent awards.
Proposals for Bond Fund awards are submitted by the DEO to Brenda Gritsch (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals are considered in two cycles: those submitted by December 20 and those submitted by May 16 of each year. Faculty should apply for funds at least six months before the event. Proposals include the following elements:
The Bond Fund was established through a generous gift from Perry A. and Helen Judy Bond. Perry A. Bond (B.S. 1901, M.S. 1908, Ph.D. 1915 in chemistry) taught chemistry at Iowa from 1918 to 1948. Helen Judy Bond (B.A. 1923 in home economics) received her master's and doctoral degrees from Columbia and became chair of the Department of Home Economics at Teacher's College, Columbia University, where she taught for over 20 years.