Collaborative Grants

The Asian Studies Center offers the following collaborative grants:

Pittsburgh-Renmin Joint Seed Fund: Provides funding up to $10,000

Facilitating joint research and publication projects between faculty at University of Pittsburgh and Renmin University.


Saturday, February 22, 2020


  • 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 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.


Emily Rook-Koepsel, 412-648-7371