FIX THE GAP: Crowdsourcing STEMM Speaking Engagement Fees & Honoraria is an awesome resource for improving equity for honoraria and other speaking engagement payments, and for the process overall. How often are folks on committees and asked what an honorarium should be? My experience is that this happens pretty often and a bunch of us not knowing benchmarks is the good situation; worse is when this isn’t discussed and then zero is assumed. How often are folks asked to speak and know their labor and what it will require from them, but then lowball or don’t ask at all because they don’t know standard benchmarks? Super often in my fields.
Huge thanks to Hao Ye, who shared this in relation to the planning meeting for Open Grants last week!