Faculty Funding

Deadline:
Friday, March 1, 2019
Eligibility:

Funded through a generous donation in the name of Dr. Mohinder Bahl and Mrs. Saroj Bahl, students, faculty, and affiliated researchers may apply for up to $500 to help fund research, travel, or other educational expenses for projects and education that support India, Indian Studies, or people of Indian origin. Strong preference will be given to students, faculty, or researchers with demonstrated financial need.

Requirements: Application form (submittable link forthcoming); statement of purpose (1000 words or less) that describes how the project, travel, research, or educational expense will be used to fulfill the mission of the Dr. Mohinder and Saroj Bahl fund of supporting India, Indian Studies, and people of Indian origin; detailed budget including other sources of funding.

Undergraduate and Graduate student applicants must provide one letter of recommendation

All grantee must commit to providing a short letter explaining the effects of the grant funding to be sent to Mrs. Saroj Bahl.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
Graduate Student- Faculty research partnerships which will support collaborative research between a faculty member and a graduate student.
Deadline:
Sunday, December 8, 2019

$6000 Graduate Student- Faculty research partnerships which will support collaborative research between a faculty member and a graduate student. The faculty member and graduate student will commit to meeting during the Spring semester as preparation for graduate summer research. They will commit to produce a product during the Fall semester after the award. Graduate students will be awarded $5000 and their faculty partner will be awarded $1000 to complete the research project.
Requirements: Application form (here) Student-Faculty research proposal that explains their research partnership and defines in detail their Spring semester research plan, the summer research proposal, and the expected outcome of the collaboration for both parties. We will ask both faculty and student to provide recent CVs and a detailed budget for the summer research funding portion of the grant.
Faculty and/or Graduate Students who are awarded the grant will commit to present their scholarship at our year end conference.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
$5000 faculty research summer scholarships that can be used to supplement ongoing research funds or to support summer research in China, Taiwan, or Hong Kong or on China or Chinese studies related topics.
Deadline:
Sunday, December 8, 2019

Requirements: application form (here); budget; research statement-- no more than 5 pages single spaced which include project statement of purpose, importance to field, plan of research, and planned research deliverables (research deliverables can include conference presentations, journal articles, book publications/ contracts, policy white papers, or other public distribution of scholarship.); current CV
We will ask faculty who are awarded the grant to commit to presenting their scholarship at our year end conference.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
Facilitating joint research and publication projects between faculty at University of Pittsburgh and Renmin University.
Deadline:
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Eligibility:
  • Project must be a collaborative project with co-project leaders at University of Pittsburgh and Renmin University.
  • Preference will be given to projects with a focus on: Green Supply Chains; Impact/ Management of urban environments on sustainability and health outcomes; Research in the areas of transportation and connectivity, energy improvements in public buildings, gray water innovations, and eco districts; and Food-energy-water connections.

Applicants must complete this attached application and return it to Dr. Emily Rook-Koepsel at rookkoepsel@pitt.edu. Please include a supporting statement that outlines the rationale for the activity, a detailed budget, a letter of support from the faculty at Renmin University, and the CVs of the applicants from both institutions. Applicants MUST submit applications to Pitt and Renmin in order to be considered.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant is a meant to support China Studies faculty in bringing speakers, conferences, and other academic events on to the Pitt campus
Deadline details:

Rolling deadline. Applications will be reviewed on the first Friday of each month (except when the university is in recess).

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 on the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.

Faculty must submit an application here and upload:

  1. 1-2 typed proposal describing the goals of the project and a rationale for the items requested
  2. Itemized budget of expected project costs including the exact time period when funds will be needed.
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant is a meant to support Japan Studies faculty in bringing speakers, conferences, and other academic events on to the Pitt campus
Deadline details:

Rolling deadline. Applications are reviewed the first week of each month (unless the university is in recess). Please apply at least two months in advance of the event if your request is only for funding. If you would like ASC assistance with the event, please apply as far as possible in advance.
Please contact James Cook at jacook@pitt.edu after submitting your proposal if your proposal requires a faster timeline.

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 on the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals. Please contact the Japan Council Speaker Committee chair with your proposal before submitting (below). The Speaker Committee can pre-approve your application, which will speed up the process of approval. (Current chair is Dr. Charles Exley: exley@pitt.edu).

Faculty must submit an application here and upload:

  1. 1-2 typed proposal describing the goals of the project and a rationale for the items requested.
  2. Itemized budget of expected project costs including the exact time period when funds will be needed. You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget.
  3. Basic event request form (found here), describing proposed funding sources and an overview of what assistance will be requested from the Asian Studies Center. We will do our best to assist you with your event, but please understand that there may be times that we are unable to accommodate requests.
  4. The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here 
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant can support (a) preparation of a manuscript publication related to Japan or (b) a subsidy paid directly to publisher to defray costs of publishing book(s) related to Japan by full-time Pitt faculty.
Deadline details:

Rolling deadline. Applications are reviewed the first week of each month (unless the university is in recess). Please apply at least two months in advance of the need for this support.

Eligibility:

Full-time faculty working on a manuscript publication related to Japan are eligible to apply for the Japan Studies Publication Support grant. 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 can also be used by the author to pay for proofreading, copyediting, 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. Generally, more than one request per project/book is unlikely to be funded.

Faculty must submit an application here.
Applications should include the following:  

  • A short description of the book and its scholarly merits
  • Amount requested
  • In the case of publication support: description of services requested, with hourly rate if applicable
  • In the case of a subsidy: a copy of the book contract and 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.
  • An itemized budget of expected project costs, including the exact time period when funds are needed.You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget. 
  • The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant supports international and/or domestic travel for faculty research or conference presentations focused on North or South Korea.
Deadline:
Friday, December 6, 2019
Eligibility:

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 Korean-language informants and sources they will use while in Korea.
  • 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).
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of China-related conference papers.
Deadline details:

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be reviewed on the first Friday of each month (except when the university is in recess). If your conference is during the summer, and evidence of conference participation is not available before the April 15 decision date, please contact Emily Rook-Koepsel (rookkoepsel@pitt.edu) for more information.

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.

Please complete the submittable application here:https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/90366/china-studies-conference-grant-faculty . Applications should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Decisions will be made on applications on or around the 15th of August, October, December, February, and April.
 
The application will prompt you to complete the application form and upload:

  1. Evidence of conference participation
  2. A detailed budget listing cost of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals
  3. An updated CV.

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.
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant supports faculty research and teaching related to Japan Studies
Deadline details:

Rolling; applications reviewed the first week of each month so please apply as early as possible

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.

Faculty must complete application here and upload

  • A 1-2 page typed proposal describing the goals of the project and rationale for items requested
  • An itemized budget of expected project costs, including the exact time period when funds are needed. You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget. 
  • The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here
Contact:
Brenda Jordan
jordanb@pitt.edu, 412-648-7763