Call for Potential Hosts for the next FUN Summer Workshop in 2022 or 2023


The FUN Education Committee is soliciting non-binding expressions of interest from potential hosts for the next in-person FUN Summer Workshop in 2022 or 2023.  Those interested in potentially hosting the next FUN Summer Workshop should send an email to FUN Education Committee Chair, Jean Hardwick (, by July 15th, 2021.  In the email please identify the host team members, indicate preferred host date (2022 and/or 2023), outline a timeline of planning, briefly describe the ability of the host institution and hosting team to meet the expectations below, and provide additional information that might be helpful for the committee to consider (note that the committee may request additional information).  

Expectations for host institutions and teams:  

         provide low-cost housing (e.g., residence hall rooms) for ~100-120 participants 

         provide facilities for lab demonstrations, meetings, meals, and social gatherings

         proximity to an airport for travel 

         partnerships with other regional institutions (as appropriate)

         partnership with campus conference staff (where possible)

         at least one FUN member in the hosting team (with more than one if possible)

         minority serving institutions (MSIs) are particularly encouraged to apply


Potential hosts are encouraged to contact Dr. Jean Hardwick (, Chair of the FUN Education Committee, with questions.

Kurt R. Illig, PhD
Professor of Biology and Neuroscience
University of St. Thomas |

Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience |
(651) 962-5273

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