Graduate Funding

Provides tuition remission
Deadline:
Friday, January 26, 2018
Eligibility:

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

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
Application form:
https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/sites/default/files/2017%20Scholarship%20and%20fellowship%20application.doc, https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/sites/default/files/2017%20Scholarship%20and%20fellowship%20application.pdf
This grant provides partial support to graduate students for the presentation of conference papers focused on Japan.
Deadline details:

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

Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be presenting conference papers focused on Japan
  • Grants are capped at 2 per year per student
  • The grants can only be applied to airfare, hotel, and conference registration.
  • Preference is given to first-time applicants.

Students must complete the application here, and upload:

  • an updated CV
  • evidence of conference acceptance
  • a letter of support from their advisor
  • a detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals.
  • an abstract of their conference paper

Expenses must be submitted for reimbursement within 14 days of return.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant supports the study of Japan by graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh.
Deadline:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Eligibility:

Funded through the Mitsubishi endowments

  • Applicants must be graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Applicants must have completed at least three years of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than two of these fellowships
  • Fellowships cannot be deferred for any reason.
  • Students cannot hold a Mitsubishi Fellowship concurrent with another grant.

How to apply: Students must complete the application here, and upload:
— Official Transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate program attended
— An updated CV
— TOEFL scores (if applicable)
— Three letters of recommendation, one of which is from the applicant's major advisor
— A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant supports doctoral research in Japanese studies at Pitt.
Deadline:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be enrolled in doctoral degree programs at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than 2 of these grants
  • A report (1-2 pages) must be submitted to the Japanese Studies Coordinator within 1 month of completion of the research
  • Awards cannot be deferred for any reason.

How to apply: Students must complete application here and upload:

  • A detailed research project proposal (1200 words maximum)
  • A detailed research budget, please use the budget form attached here
  • Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant’s dissertation advisor
  • Transcripts from applicant’s graduate and undergraduate education
  • Current CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides partial support for travel related to pre-dissertation research on topics connected to China.
Deadline:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Eligibility:

This grant provides partial support for travel related to pre-dissertation research in and about China. Priority is given to first-time applicants who are in their early stage of dissertation research. This grant is available only to doctoral students.

Complete application here. Applications must include:

  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.

 

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of Korean studies--related conference papers
Deadline details:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed the first working day of each month.

Eligibility:

Rolling deadline. Grant is available to MA and doctoral students in Korean studies. Priority is given to first-time applicants.

Application should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place. Application materials should all be submitted online to the email below and should include:

  • Identifying information: Student Name, PeopleSoft ID number, School and Department, applicant's Home and campus addresses, name and e-mail address of adviser
  • 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 of conference paper acceptance
  • A brief letter of support from the applicant's main adviser. Please remind your faculty to submit the recommendation online to Emily Rook-Koepsel at rookkoepsel@pitt.edu.
  • A detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of Chinese studies-related conference papers
Deadline details:

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed the first working day of each month. 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 in Chinese studies. Priority is given to first-time applicants.
 

Please complete the submittable application here: https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/108121/china-studies-conference-grant-graduate-student. 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. 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, China, in which case it is treated as domestic travel.
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant funds summer Chinese language study for an undergraduate or graduate studen.
Deadline:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Eligibility:

Applicant must have completed at least two years of Chinese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period

Complete application here. Applications must include:

  • Official transcripts from each undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate program attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests, and plans for use of the award

Graduate applicants must also submit an upt-to-date CV.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant covers tuition for all or part of one or two terms of full-time study at the University of Pittsburgh
Deadline:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Eligibility:
  • Graduate students completing coursework in the field of Chinese studies OR
  • Graduate students, in any field, from the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, or the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.

Students must complete application here and upload

  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant supports PhD students in any field of Chinese studies.
Deadline:
Friday, February 14, 2020
Eligibility:
  • Applicant is a PhD student in any field of Chinese Studies
  • Applicant has completed at least two years of Chinese language study or equivalent by inception of award period
  • Applicant is an Asian Studies Center certificate student

Students must complete application here and upload

  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371