Graduate Funding

This grant provides up to $5000 of tuition remission for a student or students whose studies focus on Korea. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Eligibility:

Students with a strong focus on Korean studies

Students must complete application here and upload

  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, and research interests.

Students must also provide transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (for your Pitt transcripts unofficial transcripts will be accepted)

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides up to $5000 of tuition remission for a student or students whose studies focus on South Asia/ Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Eligibility:

Students with a strong focus on Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Students must complete application here and upload

  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, and research interests.

Students must also provide transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (for your Pitt transcripts unofficial transcripts will be accepted)

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides up to $5000 of tuition remission for a student or students whose studies focus on South Asia/ Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Eligibility:

Students with a strong focus on South Asia

Students must complete application here and upload

  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, and research interests.

Students must also provide transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (for your Pitt transcripts unofficial transcripts will be accepted)

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific studies-related conference papers. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Monday, March 15, 2021, Thursday, July 15, 2021
Deadline details:

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15. If you are accepted for a conference after one deadline but before the next one,  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.
Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15.
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. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Monday, March 15, 2021, Thursday, July 15, 2021
Deadline details:

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15. If you are accepted for a conference after one deadline but before the next one, 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.
Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15.
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. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
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. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
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
To fund research or other educational expenses for projects and education that support India, Indian Studies, or people of Indian origin. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
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.

Faculty must also provide a completed ASC Funding Request Form.

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
This grant provides up to $10,000 to support graduate student research in or about China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, or Chinese diaspora communities during the academic year or the summer. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021

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. . Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021

$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