Graduate Funding

This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of Korean 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)

Eligibility:

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 to defray costs associated with presenting a conference paper with a focus on China or Chinese Studies. 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 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 student. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
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. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
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 2000 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. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
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 2000 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