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Following full retirement, emeriti are eligible to teach on a per course basis at the college's standard per course rate for emeriti at the time the course is taught ($12,500 beginning in Fall 2008). These appointments to teach are at the invitation of the department and as needed by the college.

Sophia Smith Fund
Overseen by the Committee on Faculty Compensation and Development, the Sophia Smith Fund provides support for the scholarly and artistic activities of emeriti. Emeriti are eligible to apply for a maximum of $2,500 in any two-year period for funding for conference travel or research. Emeriti should apply for Sophia Smith Fund support in advance of any expenditure. Please see the Moneybook at, Section F (page 15) for further details.

Questions and applications regarding CFCD emeriti support may be directed to Saari Greylock, Budget and Faculty Recruitment Specialist in the Office of the Provost ( or (413) 585-3007, College Hall 206).

Sponsored Research Office
Emeriti maintain their affiliation with the college and have access to the full services of the Sponsored Research Office, which assists faculty in applying for outside funding and in the administration of their grants and awards. Additional detail is available online at For further information, contact Emily Robinson by calling 585-3010 or sending e-mail to

Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Emeriti have full access to the materials, services and grant resources of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, to assist them in obtaining funding for research or artistic projects from foundations, corporations and federal agencies. Additional details are available online at

Auditing Courses at Smith
Emeriti are eligible to audit a lecture course at Smith on a no-fee, space available basis with the permission of the instructor. Registration materials and additional information are available online at

Five College Learning in Retirement
Member-designed and moderated seminars stand at the core of the Five College Learning in Retirement (LIR) program, which is affiliated with the consortium and with the Elder Hostel Information Network. Each year LIR sponsors as many as 50 seminars for its members, who now number more than 250. The Five College Learning in Retirement Office is located in Neilson Library and can be reached by calling 585-3756 or sending e-mail to Additional information is available online at

Alumnae Association and Travel Program
Emeriti automatically become honorary members of the Smith College Alumnae Association and are eligible to participate in the Smith Travel Program, sponsored by the Alumnae Association. Recent trips include London Theatre Insights; Historic Towns of Morocco and Andalusia; The Grandeur of Prague, Budapest and Vienna; and Seven Seas Odyssey: An Expedition by Private Jet. Contact the Travel Office by calling (800) 225-2029 or sending e-mail to More information about Smith Travel is available online at

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