Public Scholars Project

This fall the Horizons Speakers Bureau will transition to the Public Scholars Project (PSP). The Public Scholars Project will continue to provide opportunities for scholars to connect with nonprofit organizations for interactive presentations about a variety of humanities topics. However, new topics, program formats, and more audience-focused activities will be featured in the PSP. Our new catalog will be available on our new website in early-to-mid October 2017.

We will begin accepting applications in early-to-mid October 2017 for programs taking place from November 2017 to October 2018. All applications will be submitted through an online, browser-based system. Organizations will be eligible to host up to two programs during this cycle.

To be eligible to apply, an organization must be an incorporated 501c3 nonprofit or government entity located in New Jersey. Groups that do not have 501c3 status or are not government entities may partner with another organization, such as a local library or school.

Host organizations will still be required to pay a $50 administration fee per program. However, in order to facilitate scheduling, program fees will no longer be submitted with the application. Host organizations will be invoiced after the program is scheduled and will pay the fee after the program date.

Our funding enables us to subsidized 200 programs per year. In the past, we’ve received requests for sessions after the slots have all been filled. To accommodate this, we’re pleased to announce that all PSP sessions will be available for purchase for $500 per session once all of the subsidized program slots have been filled. Additionally, organizations who have already been awarded their two subsidized programs may purchase additional programs.

For more details on this program refresh, visit

Questions? Please contact James Kirkland, Manager of Operations, at or 609.695.4838, extension 221.

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