Faculty Funding

Korea Studies Research Travel Grants: $1000-$2000
This grant supports international and/or domestic travel for faculty research or conference presentations focused on North or South Korea.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

This grant covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Korean studies OR exploratory Korean Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals. 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.

Faculty are eligible to apply for up to $2000 for one year of research. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year.

  • Application form (here)
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
.
China Studies Faculty Conference Travel Grants: $600 (international or Hawaii); $300 (domestic, including Mexico and Canada)
This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of China-related conference papers.
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  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Saturday, April 1, 2017

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.

Please complete the attached form and e-mail all required information about your conference to Emily Rook-Koepsel at rookkoepsel@pitt.edu. Application should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place, if possible. For conferences that precede the October deadline, awards will be made retroactive.
Your application should include:

  • The attached China Studies Funding Form
  • A cover letter that briefly explains (a) the name of the conference you will attend, (b) paper title, panel title, and a brief abstract of the paper, (c) evidence of conference paper acceptance
  • A detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals

Please note:

  1. Travel to conference grants are limited to $300/per conference for domestic conference (including Mexico and Canada but excluding Hawaii).
  2. Travel to conference grants are limited to $600/per conference for international conferences (including Hawaii), assuming the applicant is not already in, for example, China, in which case it is treated as domestic travel.
For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
.
Japan Studies Small Grants: Up to $1500 per person per fiscal year
This grant supports faculty research and teaching related to Japan Studies
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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.

Submit both the Japan Studies Small Grants application form and the Japan Studies Funding Request form, below, to the person listed below.

For more information, contact Brenda Jordan at
  • jordanb@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7763
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Japan Studies Publication Subvention Grant: up to $3000
This grant is a subsidy paid directly to publisher to defray costs of publishing book(s) related to Japan by tenure or tenure-stream Pitt faculty.
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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. It cannot be used by the author to pay for indexing or any other costs of preparing a manuscript for publication. Limited funds are available in any given year to provide publication subsidies, and not all requests can be met.

Applications should include the following:

  • A Japan Studies Funding Request Form (PDF) (download below) from Asian Studies Center
  • A short description of the book and its scholarly merits
  • A copy of the book contract
  • 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 and Sciences
  • Submit applications for subvention to the ASC Associate Director
For more information, contact Brenda Jordan at
  • jordanb@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7763
.
Research in Japan grant: up to $5000; up to $10000 in any 2-year period
This grant covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Japanese studies OR exploratory Japan Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

This grant covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Japanese studies OR exploratory Japan Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals. 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.

Faculty are eligible to apply for up to $5000 for one year of research, and up to $10,000 to be used over two years. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year.

Applicants must include:

  • Application form (here)
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
.
China Studies Research Travel Grants: $1000-$2000
This grant supports international and/or domestic travel for faculty to conduct research focused on China. For travel to present a paper at a conference, use China Studies Faculty Conference Travel Grant.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

This grant covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Chinese studies OR exploratory China Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals. 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.

Faculty are eligible to apply for up to $2000 for one year of research. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year.

  • Application form (here)
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
.
Asian Studies Small Grants: $1000-$2000
For non-travel purposes, the Asian Studies Small Grants can now be used by any Asia-focused faculty. But for travel purposes, this grant will only fund research travel to study areas in Asia that are not China, Japan, or Korea.
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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Faculty are eligible to apply for up to $2000 for Asia-related activities. This grant can be used for non-travel programming and research for all areas of Asia, and for research and conference travel for study areas of Asia outside China, Korea, and Japan. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year.  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.

  • Application form (here)
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7370
.