Graduate Funding

This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific studies-related conference papers
Deadline details:

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 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:

Grant is available to MA and doctoral students with a conference presentation in Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific studies. Priority is given to first-time applicants.

Please complete the submittable application here.
Applications should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
The application will prompt you to complete the application form and upload:

  1. A letter of support from your advisor
  2. Evidence of conference participation
  3. A detailed budget listing cost of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals
  4. 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, Indonesia, in which case it is treated as domestic travel.
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of South Asian studies-related conference papers
Deadline details:

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 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:

Grant is available to MA and doctoral students with a conference presentation in South Asian studies. Priority is given to first-time applicants.

Please complete the submittable application here.
 Applications should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.
The application will prompt you to complete the application form and upload:

  1. A letter of support from your advisor
  2. Evidence of conference participation
  3. A detailed budget listing cost of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals
  4. 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, India, in which case it is treated as domestic travel.
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides partial support for travel related to pre-doctoral research in and/or about Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific.
Deadline:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Eligibility:

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 Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific. Students who receive the award will be asked to supply the Southeast Asia and the Pacific Council with a short (2 paragraph) summary of the results of the research the grant supported within one year of receipt of the award.
Priority is given to first-time applicants who are in their early stage of dissertation research. Priority is also given to students in a doctoral program, although MA students may apply.

The application should include:

  • An application form found here
  • A 1200 word 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 detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, supplies, and incidentals (such as museum fees if applicable, or the like)
  • A short letter of recommendation and support from your academic advisor
  • A current CV or Resume
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
412-648-7371, rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
This grant provides partial support for travel related to pre-doctoral research in and/or about South Asia.
Deadline:
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Eligibility:

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 South Asia. Students who receive the award will be asked to supply the South Asia Council with a short (2 paragraph) summary of the results of the research the grant supported within one year of receipt of the award. Priority is given to first-time applicants who are in their early stage of dissertation research. Priority is also given to students in a doctoral program, although MA students may apply.

The application should include:

  • An application form found here
  • A 1200 word 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 detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, supplies, and incidentals (such as museum fees if applicable, or the like)
  • A short letter of recommendation and support from your academic advisor
  • A current CV or Resume
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
412-648-7371, rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
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
Up to $10,000 graduate student research scholarship that can be used to support research in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or research on a Chinese diaspora community during the year or summer.
Deadline:
Friday, February 14, 2020

Requirements: Application form (here); a proposal (no more than 3 pages single spaced) describing the research, importance to the field, and planned research deliverables (research deliverables can include conference presentations, journal articles, book publications/ contracts, policy white papers, or other public distribution of scholarship.); an updated CV, three letters of recommendation (including one from their advisor), and a detailed budget for the research.
We will ask students 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
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
Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.
Deadline:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a Pitt graduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate
  • Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.
Applications must include:

  • Official transcripts (send directly to the Asian Studies Center)
  • Three letters of recommendation, with a preference for one from a language instructor
  • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests, and plans for use of the award
  • A complete application found here
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.
Deadline:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Eligibility:

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.

            Applicant must be a Pitt graduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate

            Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

            Official transcripts (send directly to the Asian Studies Center)

            Three letters of recommendation, with a preference for one from a language instructor

            A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests, and plans for use of the award

            A complete application found here

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This award will pay for up to eight students to travel to Boston to attend the Japanese Language Boston Career Forum, the world’s largest job fair for Japanese and English speakers.
Deadline:
Friday, September 20, 2019
Eligibility:

Students must:

  • Have completed at least one year of college level Japanese
  • Register for the Boston Career Forum before the application deadline
  • Commit to attending one pre-departure meeting and up to three hours of service related to the Boston Career Forum on return.

Preference will be given to students who:

  • Are in their final year of undergraduate work or are graduate students
  • Have achieved at least intermediate proficiency in Japanese
  • Are Asian Studies Certificate or IDMA students
  • Have completed a Japanese language resume

The Boston Career Forum runs from November 1-3. ASC will provide air travel and lodging for the trip and will host one dinner.
For more information about the Boston Career Forum and to register for the event, see https://careerforum.net/en/event/bos/
Please complete the application here.
Students will be asked to include a cover letter and resume. Students may upload both an English and a Japanese resume.
This grant was made possible by generous financial support from the Japan Iron & Steel Foundation and Mitsubishi Japan Studies endowments at the University of Pittsburgh.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371