Event and Speaker Funding

The Asian Studies Center is pleased to provide funding and support to faculty and student organizations who offer Asia-related programming on campus. To apply for funding, please fill out the Event Request Form (here) and return to Lynn Kawaratani (lyk12@pitt.edu) and Rachel Jacobson (rej16@pitt.edu).

Events with a focus on Japan Studies may be eligible to receive funding from the Japan Endowments. The steps for requesting this funding are as follows:

  1. Submit a proposal and budget as early as possible to the Japan SPBC chair or to Brenda Jordan in ASC (jordanb@pitt.edu). For major events, please try to submit a year in advance. Include a Japan Studies Funding Request form with your proposal. (NOTE: Speaker requests go Brenda, who will forward the request to the current Speaker Series committee chair in the Japan Council.)
  2. Fill out an Events Request Form as instructed above and give to the Associate Director of ASC. This enables ASC to plan better, and let you know if there are any issues that need to be dealt with far in advance.
  3. You should receive notification from the Associate Director of ASC on both your funding and your request for help with the event. Please follow up with ASC if you don’t hear back within a reasonable amount of time!
  4. Funding received from these requests should be credited as "The Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi endowments at the University of Pittsburgh."


Before making your request, please review the Asian Studies Center events listing here. We prefer to support programming that does not overlap with existing events.