South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands Grants

Asian Studies Center Student Group Event: up to $300 per event
The ASC student group event funding is meant to allow student groups which plan on hosting an event related to Asian studies to apply for a portion of the event's cost. Awards are capped at $300.
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All registered student groups are eligible to apply for funding.

To apply, please fill in the application form here and upload

  1. A description of the event and how it relates to Asian Studies
  2. An Itemized budget for the event
For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
.
Indo-Pacific Graduate Student Research Grants: Awards will be approximately $500-$1,000 depending on the quality and number of requests.
The purpose of this award is to provide funding for graduate students conducting research on the INPAC region.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Students must be enrolled in an approved degree program at the University of Pittsburgh. Awards must be used in conjunction with a specific research project on the INPAC region (South Asia, South East Asia, or the Pacific Islands). Students who receive the award will be asked to supply INPAC with a short (2 paragraph) summary of the results of the research the grant supported within one year of receipt of the award.

Application: The application should include:
-     A cover sheet that gives your name; address; phone number; e-mail address; major department; degree sought; other fellowships to which you have applied/funds available for the project; and your advisor's name and phone number.
-     A two page project proposal that outlines: the questions you seek to answer, the methods you will use to address them, your preparation to carry out proposed research, a timeline for completion of proposed research activities, and the format in which you plan to present results.
-     A one page budget outlining research costs.
-     A short letter of recommendation and support from your academic advisor which should be emailed separately.
Submit all application materials via via email to lcb32@pitt.edu in MS word or PDF format.

For more information, contact Laura Brown at lcb32@pitt.edu.
Indo-Pacific Graduate Student Conference Participation Grants: The maximum amount is $500 for international travel and $250 for domestic travel.
This grant provides partial support for graduate students to travel to a professional conference and present a paper on the INPAC region.
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Friday, March 18, 2016

Priority is given to first time applicants.

Applications should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place.  Application materials should ALL be submitted via email and should include:
*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 that the paper has been accepted for presentation (if this is not available on-line, please submit a photocopy).
Submit all application materials via email to lcb32@pitt.edu in MS word or PDF format.
 

For more information, contact Laura Brown at lcb32@pitt.edu.
Indo-Pacific Undergraduate Student Research Grants: $500-$1000
The purpose of this award is to provide funding for undergraduate students conducting research on the INPAC region.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Students must be enrolled in an approved degree program at the University of Pittsburgh. Awards must be used in conjunction with a specific research project on the INPAC region (South Asia, South East Asia, or the Pacific Islands). Students who receive the award will be asked to supply INPAC with a short (2 paragraph) summary of the results of the research the grant supported within one year of receipt of the award.

The application should include:

  • A cover sheet that gives your name; address; phone number; e-mail address; major department; degree sought; other fellowships to which you have applied/funds available for the project; and your advisor's name and phone number.
  • A two page project proposal that outlines: the questions you seek to answer, the methods you will use to address them, your preparation to carry out proposed research, a timeline for completion of proposed research activities, and the format in which you plan to present results.
  • A one page budget outlining research costs.
  • A short letter of recommendation and support from your academic adviser which should be emailed separately.

Submit all application materials via email to lcb32@pitt.edu in MS word or PDF format.

For more information, contact Laura Brown at lcb32@pitt.edu.
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 here. 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
.
INPAC Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship: One semester of in-state Pitt tuition
Provides tuition remission
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Graduate students whose studies focus on the Indo-Pacific region

Applicants must submit completed application form, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a written statement (five page maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. Applicants must also submit a current CV, GRE scores and, if applicable, TOEFL scores. Send all materials to: Attn: Fellowship application, Asian Studies Center, 4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
.