The Buffett Institute supports events in a variety of ways:
- Event co-sponsorship: Northwestern schools, departments, programs, centers, and student groups may apply for co-sponsorship funding for events on topics with clear implications for contemporary political, economic, and/or social issues.
- Graduate Student Organized Conference: This grant funds a graduate-student initiated and organized conference.
- Graduate Student Conference Travel Award: This award funds Northwestern Ph.D. students working on international and comparative topics relevant to important contemporary political, economic and social issues to attend a professional conference in their field. The maximum award is $400.