ASIAN STUDIES FACULTY GRANTS

The Asian Studies Center annually offers grants to faculty to promote and support faculty research and travel involving Asia as well as to enhance the teaching of Asia throughout the curriculum. 

 

Asian Studies Center Major Research Grants (Electronic submission)

This application process covers the Asian Studies Small Grants, China Studies Research Travel Grants, and Research-in-Japan Grants.

Right click (Windows) or Ctrl + Click (Mac) here for the application form and select "Save As" to download the fillable PDF. Then, fill it out, save it, and e-mail as an attachment to Rachel Jacobson at rej16@pitt.edu.

Deadline: Friday, November 15, 2013

Overall Requirements

Eligibility

Application Deadline

Asian Studies Small Grants

China Studies Research Travel Grants

Research-in-Japan Grants

 

 

Overall Requirements

While the application form for each grant category is specific to that purpose, the overall requirements are the following:

 

 

Eligibility

Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals. The Research-in-Japan grant has further requirements; please see below.

 

 

Asian Studies Small Grants

Please use the application form found above.

These grants fund research and travel for faculty studying the areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands and East Asia. Grants are for one year, and generally range from $1000 to $2000.


China Studies Research Travel Grants

Please use the application form found above.

These grants support faculty travel to the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, or domestic research and conference travel. Grants are for one year, and generally range from $1000 to $2000.



Research-in-Japan Grants

Grants up to $5,000 can be awarded for a one-year period and up to $10,000 in any 2-year period. This award covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses.

Awards will be made in the following two types of research:

  1. Research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Japanese studies.
  2. Exploratory Japan Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals.

To Apply:

  1. Applicants must present three-page proposals in which they state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects.
  2. Applicants are expected to have identified field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded.
  3. Applicants are expected to show evidence in their proposals that they have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.

 

Additional Grants Available to Asian Studies Faculty

Japan Studies Publication Subvention Grant

Japan Studies Small Grants

Japan Studies Emeritus Faculty Grant Policy

Korean Studies Grants

Global Academic Partnership Grant Competition

Japan Studies Publication Subvention Grant

Please click below to access the request form in your preferred format:

Japan Studies Funding Request Form (PDF) | (DOC)

 

Grants of up to $3,000 are available for tenured or tenure-stream University of Pittsburgh faculty who are in the process of publishing book(s) related to Japan. The subsidy is paid directly to the publisher to defray the costs of production. It cannot be used by the author to pay for indexing or any other costs of preparing a manuscript for publication. We encourage cost-sharing -- that is, supplementing funds for subsidies received from other funders within the University and without. Limited funds are available in any given year to provide publication subsidies, and not all requests can be met. Preference will be given to 1) single-authored books, 2) followed by co-authored books, and 3) then edited books of essays and translations. In the case of 2) and 3), at least one of the authors, translators or editors must be an eligible member of the University of Pittsburgh faculty.

>> Applications should include the following:
1. A Japan Studies Funding Request Form (PDF) (download above) from Asian Studies Center
2. A short description of the book and its scholarly merits
3. A copy of the book contract
4. A letter from the publisher explaining the need for a publication subvention
5. Evidence that the author/requester of a subvention has applied to other funders within the University -- for example, the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences
6. Submit applications for subvention to the ASC Associate Director

 


Japan Studies Small Grants

PLEASE NOTE: Both forms below are required for application

2013-2014 Japan Studies Small Grants application form (PDF) | (DOC)

Japan Studies Funding Request Form (PDF) | (DOC)


These grants support research and teaching related to Japan Studies. Awards will be made up to $1,500 per fiscal year.  Multiple applications are allowed, up to a total of $1,500 per fiscal year.


Japan Studies Emeritus Faculty Grant Policy

Please click below to access the application form in your preferred format:

Japan Studies Funding Request (PDF) | (DOC)

 

Contingent on the availability of funds, Japan Studies emeritus faculty members are eligible to receive funding no more than twice within the five years immediately following retirement:

 

1. Up to $2,000 per academic year for research travel to Japan, which is expected to result in a significant publication/creative work.

2. Up to  $2,000 for publication subvention. ** The requirement that the requester seek other sources of funding within the University of Pittsburgh —applicable to incumbent faculty— does not apply to emeriti. 

 

In both cases, endowment funding shall be acknowledged in any creative works that result from the funding. In order to apply for funding, emeritus professors must be uncommitted to teaching at another academic institution during the academic year that funding is requested.

 

The ASC Oversight Committee will look favorably upon applicants who meet one or more of the following conditions:

 

1. Teaching at least one Japan-related course at the University of Pittsburgh during the year that funding is requested.

2. Serving on a graduate thesis committee in Japan Studies at the University of Pittsburgh during the year that funding is requested.

3. Showing evidence of continuing research/scholarly activities.

 

 

 

Korean Studies Grants

Please click below to access the application form in your preferred format:

Korean Studies Grant Funding Request (PDF) | (DOC)

Korean Studies Grant
The Korea Council is accepting applications for the Korean Studies Grant. This grant provides up to $3,000 per academic year to encourage and develop Korean studies at the University of Pittsburgh. All Pitt faculty, students, staff, and related personnel are eligible to apply. Applications may be for any amount up to $3,000 and multiple applications by the same person are allowed. All applications will be considered by the Korean Council. There is a rolling deadline for applications.
The Korea Council will look favorably upon projects that meet one or more of the following conditions:

  • Directly contribute to the development of Pitt’s Korean Studies program.
  • Place Korean Studies within a transnational or multidisciplinary context.
  • Request partial/matching funds from other sources.


  • Examples of funding requests for Korean Studies projects would include, but not be limited to:
  • Public speakers,
  • Hosting events (films, performances, etc.)
  • Holding symposia, conferences, etc.
  • Travel to conferences, meetings, etc.
  • Support for research or teaching.
  • Library collection/acquisitions.
  • Outreach projects.

  • Each proposal should present a concrete agenda and/or detailed travel plans.

    Each proposal should include a complete budget.
    A final report must be submitted to the Korea Council within 3 months of the project’s conclusion.

    The Korean Endowment at the University of Pittsburgh shall be acknowledged in any works that result from the funding.

     

    Global Academic Partnership Grant Competition

    The Global Studies Center (GSC) in the University Center for International Studies administers the annual Global Academic Partnership grant competition to support interdisciplinary international research conferences or workshops on global themes. Sponsors, eligibility criteria, and an application with further details can be found at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/gap

     

     

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