CAS Event Funding Procedures

Speaker Series application process for AY 21-22.
Funding is still available on a limited basis with a $500 maximum award. If you have an idea you would like to develop, but your proposal is in early stages, please feel free to contact Liza.Williams@colorado.edu.

Priority will be given to events which fall under our annual theme. The annual theme for AY 2021-2022 is Inter-Mountain Asia.

Due to limited funding, we are unable to fund any undergraduate student-related events such as speech contests.

Download Application here. 

Applications are due by the end of the work day on the first Friday of each month. 
AY 2021-2022 deadlines: 9/3, 10/8, 11/5, 12/3, 2/4, 3/4, 4/1, 5/6


Information about inviting non-US Citizen/Permanent Resident as guest speakers

Honorarium – Honorarium may be paid to visitors possessing a B-1(Visitor for Business) visa or its equivalent waiver status if 9/5/6 Rule* is met. Honorarium may be paid to visitors possessing a B-2 (Visitor for Tourism) visa or its equivalent waiver status if 9/5/6 Rule* is met AND the event is NOT pre-planned.  Since all CAS-funded events are pre-planned, visitors must have a B-1 visa or its equivalent waiver status in order to be paid an honorarium.

Travel reimbursements – Travel reimbursements may be paid to visitors possessing a B-1(Visitor for Business) visa or its equivalent waiver status. Travel reimbursements may be paid to visitors possessing a B-2 (Visitor for Tourism) visa or its equivalent waiver status if 9/5/6 Rule* is met AND international travel is not involved (i.e. if the visitor is already in the US). Visitors must have a B-1 visa or its equivalent waiver status in order to be paid for airfare that involves an international travel. For visa types other than B-1/W-B/B-2/W-T and further information please contact International Tax Specialists in the office of Payroll and Benefits Services, Kendra Zafiratos (303-735-5534, for inquires related to visas types A through L) or Alicia Dandeneau (303-735-0816, for inquiries related to visa types M through Z). All payments to non US citizens/residents will involve extensive paperwork. Applicants are required to provide relevant documents to CAS in a timely manner.

*9/5/6 Rule: (a) the visitor is engaged in the activity being compensated for any portion of nine days or fewer AND (b) the visitor has not been paid or reimbursed by more than 5 institutions or organizations during the past six months

This information is provided as a service, but is subject to change and verification by the international tax specialists. 

Publicizing non-CAS events:

Information about "non-CAS events" (events not sponsored by CAS) may now be included in our monthly event digest. The CAS monthly digest is sent out at the beginning of each month to those on our listserve and provides detailed information about CAS sponsored events for the following weeks. The addition of non-CAS events to our event digest is designed to help our faculty promote Asia-related events that may be of interest to those subscribing to our email list. 

Please send information (date, time, location, contact for questions and a short description) about the event you would like to be included in our digest by the 25th for the following month's digest to Liza Williams at Liza.Williams@colorado.edu. For example, information about an event received before March 25 will be included in April's digest, which will be sent out in early April. We appreciate the information as far in advance as possible.