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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Thursday, November 10, 2016

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.
Preference will be given to proposals for research that begins before June 30.

  • Use the web form (here) to apply for this grant.
  • Each proposal should present a concrete research agenda and/or detailed travel plans.
  • Each proposal should include a complete budget.
  • The proposal should be submitted digitally
  • Curricula Vitae: Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must submit updated profile and CV data electronically. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
  • Faculty who do not update their profile and CV will not be eligible for UCIS and Asian Studies Center funding, including Hewlitt awards, GAP grants, or ASC faculty grants.
  • All research involving interventions or interactions with individuals, or the collection of identifiable private information concerning living individuals, requires prospective Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Grantees are responsible for obtaining IRB approval when required, and must provide documentation of IRB approval before a grant can be awarded. For further information, check the IRB website at www.irb.pitt.edu.
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 10, 2016

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.

  • Use the web form here to apply for this grant.
  • Each proposal should present a concrete research agenda and/or detailed travel plans.
  • Each proposal should include a complete budget.
  • The proposal should be submitted digitally
  • Curricula Vitae: Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2013, must submit updated profile and CV data electronically. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
  • Faculty who do not update their profile and CV will not be eligible for UCIS and Asian Studies Center funding, including Hewlitt awards, GAP grants, or ASC faculty grants.
  • All research involving interventions or interactions with individuals, or the collection of identifiable private information concerning living individuals, requires prospective Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Grantees are responsible for obtaining IRB approval when required, and must provide documentation of IRB approval before a grant can be awarded. For further information, check the IRB website at www.irb.pitt.edu.

For the Research in Japan Grants, the following extra requirements are in place:

  • Each applicant must present a three-page proposal in which they state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects.
  • Applicants are expected to have identified field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded.
  • 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.
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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Thursday, November 10, 2016

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.
Preference will be given to proposals for research that begins before June 30.

  • Use the web form (here) to apply for this grant.
  • Each proposal should present a concrete research agenda and/or detailed travel plans.
  • Each proposal should include a complete budget.
  • The proposal should be submitted digitally
  • Curricula Vitae: Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must submit updated profile and CV data electronically. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
  • Faculty who do not update their profile and CV will not be eligible for UCIS and Asian Studies Center funding, including Hewlitt awards, GAP grants, or ASC faculty grants.
  • All research involving interventions or interactions with individuals, or the collection of identifiable private information concerning living individuals, requires prospective Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Grantees are responsible for obtaining IRB approval when required, and must provide documentation of IRB approval before a grant can be awarded. For further information, check the IRB website at www.irb.pitt.edu.
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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Thursday, November 10, 2016

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.

  • Use the web form here to apply for this grant.
  • Each proposal should present a concrete research agenda and/or detailed travel plans.
  • Each proposal should include a complete budget.
  • The proposal should be submitted digitally
  • Curricula Vitae: Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2013, must submit updated profile and CV data electronically. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
  • Faculty who do not update their profile and CV will not be eligible for UCIS and Asian Studies Center funding, including Hewlitt awards, GAP grants, or ASC faculty grants.
  • All research involving interventions or interactions with individuals, or the collection of identifiable private information concerning living individuals, requires prospective Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Grantees are responsible for obtaining IRB approval when required, and must provide documentation of IRB approval before a grant can be awarded. For further information, check the IRB website at www.irb.pitt.edu.
For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7370
.