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Asian Studies Grants, Fellowships and Prizes

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AAS Awards and Prize Competitions
The AAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Asian Studies
AAS Book Prize Competitions
AAS-Related Grant Programs
AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grants
AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grants
AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grants
AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Korean Studies Grants
AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Distinguished Speakers Bureau
AAS Southeast Asia Council (SEAC) Translation Subventions

 

Other Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes

Prizes
The William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize in Japanese Literature and Literary Studies (Center for East Asian Studies, University of Chicago)
Asia General
Abe Fellowship Program
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowships
American Philosophical Society: Fellowships and Grants
Asia Foundation Development Fellows: "Emerging Leadership for Asia's Future" Program
ASIANetwork/Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Positions
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study & Blakemore Refresher Grants
Boren Awards for International Study
The Columbia Society of Fellows in the Humanities: Fellowships
Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching (INTERACT) Postdoctoral Fellowship
Council on Library and Information Resources: Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research
The Draper Hills Summer Fellows Program on Democracy and Development: Stanford University
Duke University, "Humanities Writ Large" Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program for 2013-14
East-West Center, Hawaii, Visiting Fellowships
The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics Essay Contest

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Fulbright Scholar Program (Council for International Exchange of Scholars)
Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies: Academy Scholars Program
Heidelberg University, Doctoral Scholarships in Transcultural Studies
Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton: Fellowship Program
Kiriyama Book Prize
Library of Congress: Fellowships in International Studies
Library of Congress: John W. Kluge Center Fellowships
MLA Field Bibliography Fellowships
National Endowment for Democracy (NED): Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program,
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants
NEH Grant: Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges
NEH Grant: Enduring Questions. Course Development Grants of up to $25,000 to support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question
Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
Princeton University: Fung Global Fellows Program
School for Advanced Research, Santa Fe, NM: Henry Luce Foundation Resident Scholar Fellowship for specialists on East and Southeast Asia
Social Science Research Council, Postdoctoral Fellowship for Transregional Research: Inter-Asian Contexts and Connections
Social Science Research Council and American Council of Learned Societies: International Dissertation Field Research Fellowship (IDRF) Program
Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF)
Society for Asian Music Small Grant Program
Society for the History of Technology (SHOT): International Scholars Program
Stanford Institute for International Studies, Asia-Pacific Research Center: Walter H. Shorenstein Fellowships (Fellowships in Contemporary Asia-Pacific Studies)
United States Institute of Peace, Grant Program
United States Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow Competition
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Fellowships
Yale University Institute of Sacred Music: ISM Fellows

China/Inner Asia

American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) Fellowship Programs:

  • Research Fellowship Program
  • Library Fellowship Program
  • Intensive Mongolian Language Fellowship
  • Mongolia Heritage Reserach Fellowship Program
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS): American Research in the Humanities in China
Harvard Kennedy School, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation: China Public Policy Postdoctoral Fellowships
Harvard University, Fairbank Center, An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships
Institute of International Education (IIE): Confucius China Studies Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship
J. S. Lee Memorial Fellowship Programme (for Chinese Art)
Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, University of San Francisco Center for the Pacific Rim, Summer 2013 Travel Grants
Stanford University: 2014-15 Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship (Application Deadline: January 17, 2014)

East and Northeast Asia
Abe Fellowship Program
Academy of Korean Studies (AKS): 2015 Korean Studies Grant (Deadline March 15, 2015)
Academy of Korean Studies (AKS): Korean Studies Promotion Program Support
The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) Graduate Fellowship
The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) Research Paper Contest for Korean Studies
Asiatic Research Institute (ARI), Korea University: Fellowship Program for Northeast Asian Studies
American Center for Mongolian Studies Fellowships
Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ): Bridging Scholarship Program
The Chiu Scholarly Exchange Program for Taiwan Studies: Travel grants for Taiwan-based scholars who plan short-term research trips to the U.S., and U.S. based scholars who plan short-term research trips to Taiwan
Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies
Council on Foreign Relations: International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi
EAI (East Asia Institute) Fellows Program
Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award: Recognizing Teachers Who Further Mutual Understanding Between Americans and Japanese
Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship
Harvard University, Korea Institute: Soon Young Kim Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Korean Studies
Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies
Harvard University: Program on U.S.-Japan Relations: Advanced Research Fellowship
The James Joo-Jin Kim Program in Korean Studies, University of Pennsylvania: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Japan Foundation: Institutional Project Support (IPS)-Small Grant Program
Japan Foundation: Institutional Project Support (IPS) Program for Japanese Studies
Japan Foundation: Japanese Studies Fellowship Program
Japan Foundation: Grant for Japanese Studies: Rolling deadline
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership: Intellectual Exchange Category 1: concept paper due October 1, 2013; full proposals due (invitation only) December 2, 2013
Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership: Grassroots Exchange and Education Category 2
Japan Foundation & Language Center: Japanese Language Grant Programs
The Japan-America Society of Washington DC: Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships to Support Short-Term Academic Study in Japan
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Fellowship Program
Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Grants
Korea Foundation Fellowship for Field Research
Korea Foundation Graduate Studies Fellowship
Korea Foundation Korean Language Training Fellowship
Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants
Needham Research Institute, Cambridge UK: Soon-Young Kim Award in the History of East Asian Science and Technology
Stanford University, Center for East Asian Studies: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies
Stanford University: 2014–15 Japanese Studies Postdoctoral Fellowship
Taiwan Fellowship (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China): Application Deadline June 30, 2014
United States-Japan Foundation (USJF) Grant Programs

South Asia
American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS): Research Fellowship Programs
Call for Applications: 2014–15 American Institute of Pakistan Studies Fellowships
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Fellowship Program
American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies Dissertation Planning Grants Program
The Charles Pick South Asian Fellowship for Creative Writing
Latika and Rajiv Jain Graduate Fellowship, Florida International University
South and Southeast Asia Fellowship Programs, East-West Center, Washington

Southeast Asia
American Institute for Indonesian Studies (AIFIS): Grants for Research in Indonesia
Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore, Fellowship Grant
Columbia University, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Postdoctoral Fellowship in Modern Southeast Asian Studies
East-West Center, Washington: Southeast Asian Fellowship Program
National Geographic Young Explorers Grants
South and Southeast Asia Fellowship Programs, East-West Center, Washington
United States Indonesia Society Grants

 

AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grants

[ 2015 CIAC Grant Awardees ]

The China and Inner Asia Council of the AAS (CIAC) is soliciting applications for awards of up to $2,000. Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. CIAC Small Grant awards are made possible through funding provided by the Chiang Ching-kuo (CCK) Foundation and from AAS-member donations.

Applicants must be current AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements. Dissertation-level graduate students, junior and independent scholars (including language pedagogues and librarians), and adjunct faculty are especially encouraged to apply, but scholars of all levels are eligible. Applicants must not have received a CIAC Small Grant within the past three years.

Applications are specifically encouraged in the following areas of Chinese or Inner Asia studies:

(1) collaborative projects in which the grant will facilitate communication and limited curriculum development

(2) organization of conferences and seminars—particularly for the organization of small conferences and seminars away from major centers of Chinese studies

(3) short research trips for dissertation-level graduate students, and for scholars at non-research institutions, to travel to major libraries and collections or other research sites. If your project involves interviewing human subjects, please see specific requirements in this regard in the CIAC grant application itself. Also, please note, CIAC grant funds cannot be used to pay for human subjects. Regarding eligible research travel expenses, see immediately below. Successful grant applications for Research Travel funding will have the following features; they will:

  • At the outset, state the nature of the question(s) being posed;
  • Demonstrate the contribution(s) to the larger field (beyond the immediate, narrower subfield of the project) that the project aims to make; explain the project's significance to the more specific subfield in which the project will be situated; this may entail very briefly displaying awareness of previous work on the topic;
  • Make explicit what you are hoping to achieve;
  • Describe briefly the methods and/or materials that will be used to address the questions posed; and
  • Justify the research site(s) or archive(s) being selected for the project.

(4) specialist or regional newsletters or websites disseminating important information to their respective fields

(5) translations of scholarly books and articles. Support for translations is intended for the grant applicant her/himself to produce a scholarly translation (and not of their own work), not to hire professional translators to translate materials for them.

(6) travel by scholars working on a common project in Taiwan, China or North America

The following items are NOT eligible for funding:

(1) for research travel applicants/awards, only airfare, ground transportation (train, airport shuttle, bus, subway, etc.), lodging, and meal expenses are eligible for reimbursement. Passport/Visa application fees, insurance, book or equipment purchases, shipping expenses, gifts, research assistants, photocopying expenses or supplies, and survey costs are not eligible for reimbursement

(2) tuition or class fees of any kind, or any other expenses associated with participation in summer classes, institutes or related activities

(3) travel to conferences, including the AAS annual conference

(4) translation of an applicant's own work or to pay professional translators to translate materials

(5) book subventions and publication costs

(6) repeat applications for previously funded projects and organizations.

Questions? Please e-mail Carla Nappi (U. of British Columbia), Carla.nappi@ubc.edu.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 1, 2016 (or the Monday following if the deadline falls on a weekend).

Application Process: Applications (10 copies, double-sided) should be sent by mail on a CIAC Small Grants application form (choose the "save" option to save this Word document to your own computer to fill out and print) to Association for Asian Studies, ATTN: CIAC Grants, 825 Victors Way, Suite 310, Ann Arbor, MI 48108 USA. Graduate student advisor recommendation letters do not require multiple copies. Applications for the current cycle must arrive in our Ann Arbor office (not be postmarked) by FEBRUARY 1, 2016 (or the Monday following if the deadline falls on a weekend). Applications will only be considered for projects that begin on or after May 1, 2016, and will be completed on or before April 30, 2017. Awards will be decided by the China and Inner Asia Council at the 2016 AAS Annual Conference and applicants will be notified of decisions shortly thereafter. Successful applicants are required to submit a final report to CIAC and AAS.

NOTE: AAS grants take the form of reimbursement rather than payment in advance, and only after project completion and grant report/form submission. Original receipts need to be retained and reimbursement is only for actual expenses incurred up to the amount of the grant awarded.

NOTE ABOUT INDIRECT COSTS: The AAS is unable to support funding requests for indirect costs from applicants to its small grant programs. The AAS is a membership organization rather than a funding agency, and conducts its grant programs as a service to the field through the voluntary help of its members. Funds for all grant programs originate from outside agencies, and individual awards are quite modest. We therefore ask applicants’ home institutions to waive their normal indirect cost requirements.


 

AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grants

AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grants of up to $2,000 are made available to encourage education in Asian Studies.

Previously successful projects have included the organization of workshops and panels in conjunction with AAS Regional Conferences, the preparation of teaching materials, the compilation of source books, etc. All worthy proposals are welcome, with the stipulation that they must be connected with and of benefit to the regional conference’s outreach endeavors. To ensure this, each proposal must be approved by the regional conference’s appointed outreach coordinator, regional conference chair, or regional president. His/her signature must be included on the cover sheet of the proposal. The COC encourages organizers of outreach activities to use, as appropriate, the resources available in the AAS teaching journal, Education About Asia. Information on gift subscriptions is available at www.asian-studies.org/EAA. The use of grant money for registration waivers as a means of attracting annual conference attendance is not a high priority. Receipt of grant money does not preclude regional conferences from using other resources for this purpose.

All applications must be submitted electronically to COC Vice-Chair, Kristin Stapleton, University of Buffalo, kstaple@buffalo.edu.

Successful applicants are required to submit a final report to the COC and AAS.

The Guidelines and Application Cover Sheet are available here. Choose the "Save" option to save this Word document to your own computer to fill out and submit.

Proposals are due by FEBRUARY 1, 2016 (or the Monday following if the deadline falls on a weekend) and will be distributed to COC representatives, who form a panel for judging proposals, for evaluation and recommendation. Applicants will be notified by mid-April, 2016.

NOTE: AAS grants take the form of reimbursement rather than payment in advance, and only after workshop completion and COC grant report and reimbursement form/receipt submission.

For questions or further information, please contact COC Vice-Chair, Kristin Stapleton, University of Buffalo, kstaple@buffalo.edu.

COC Outreach Grants for 2015 were awarded to:

  1. Brenda Jordan, University of Pittsburgh, for the "Teaching Asia: Transformations and Challenges" workshop to be held October 10, 2015 in conjunction with the MAR/AAS annual conference. Sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies (MAR/AAS).

  2. Rebecca Copeland, Washington University in St. Louis, for the "Beyond Ferguson, Beyond Race and Back: Discrimination in East Asia" workshop for regional educators to be held October 10, 2015 preceding the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs. Sponsored by the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA).

  3. Hiromi Dollase, Seungsook Moon, and Peipei Qiu, Vassar College, for the "Globalization and Asian Food Culture" two-day workshop and photo exhibition to be held in conjunction with the New York Conference on Asian Studies annual conference on October 16-17, 2015. Sponsored by the New York Conference on Asian Studies (NYCAS).

  4. Steve Riep, Brigham Young University, for the "Narratives of Asia for Art History and the Social Sciences" teaching program as part of the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies annual conference to be held on October 9-10, 2015. Sponsored by the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (WCAAS).

 

 

AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grants

[ Fall 2014 Grant Awardees | Spring 2015 Grant Awardees ]

The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese studies designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan into the major academic disciplines in the United States.

  • Individual applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and seminars/workshops/conferences must be held in the United States. Institutional applicants must be located within the USA.
  • Only one Japan grant application per individual will be accepted in any one grant period. Multiple applications for different categories will not be entertained.
  • Graduate student applicants in any grant category (where eligible) must provide an advisor recommendation letter—sent directly to the AAS by the advisor—in order to be considered for grant funding.
  • NEAC grants are contingent upon not accepting another award for the same project expenses.

Grants are available in the following categories:

Research Travel within the USA: Please Note: Applicants in this category must be current AAS members.

Awards of up to $2,000, including a maximum of $200 for daily expenses, are available to American citizens and permanent US residents who are engaged in scholarly research on Japan and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the USA. A portion of the grant may go toward research materials and reasonable subsistence costs. NEAC grants will NOT support expenses for the following: equipment purchases (cameras, video recorders, USB devices, etc.), gifts, book purchases, shipping expenses, or payments for research assistants to aid in an applicant's research travel project. If your project involves interviewing human subjects, please see specific requirements in this regard in the NEAC grant application itself. Also, please note, NEAC grant funds cannot be used to pay for human subjects. Although these grants are primarily intended to support postdoctoral research on Japan, Ph.D. candidates are also eligible to receive support for doctoral dissertation research at appropriate collections. Applications from graduate students must include a letter of recommendation from an advisor sent directly to the AAS Secretariat by the application deadline. Grantees must use American carriers for any transportation to be reimbursed under this program and only economy airfare is allowed. Applicants must not have received funds in this category within the past five years.

Short-term Research Travel to Japan: Please Note: Applicants in this category must be current AAS members.

Grants of a maximum of $3,000 are available to American citizens and permanent US residents to cover expenses WHILE IN JAPAN conducting a specific project explicitly related to Japan which can be accomplished in the period of time requested. These grants are intended for short-term research trips by scholars who are already familiar with Japan and with their topic, but who need time in Japan in order to complete a distinct project. Justification for why research in Japan is required to do this research must be provided. NEAC research travel grant funding is NOT intended for partial funding of long-term research (i.e., the NEAC short-term research project must be temporally distinct), and these applications will not be considered. NEAC grants will NOT support expenses for the following: equipment purchases (cameras, video recorders, USB devices, etc.), gifts, book purchases, shipping expenses, or payments for research assistants to aid in an applicant's research travel project. If your project involves interviewing human subjects, please see specific requirements in this regard in the NEAC grant application itself. Also, please note, NEAC grant funds cannot be used to pay for human subjects. Grantees are expected to seek supplementary funds from other sources and must include a detailed budget with their application. Grantees may utilize grant funds to partially offset airfare costs, but must provide justification why it is needed, e.g., that travel funds are not provided by the applicant’s home institution, etc. Note: In order to comply with the JUSFC requirement to only partially fund travel to/from Japan, international airfare reimbursement is limited to $1,000 or 75% of the international airfare cost—whichever is less. Grantees must use American carriers for any international transportation to be reimbursed under this program and only economy airfare is allowed. Grants are made only to people with a Ph.D. or comparable professional qualification. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible for this program. Applicants must not have received funds in this category within the past five years.

Seminars on Teaching about Japan:

Grants normally will not exceed $5,000 and seminars must be held in the United States. Projects should be designed to promote public and scholarly knowledge about Japan, including seminars and workshops designed to improve Japanese language teaching and pedagogy in Japanese studies. NEAC funds may be used for participant travel and room and board (not to exceed $200 a day), plus materials and administrative costs of organizers. Funds cannot be used for honoraria or substitute teacher stipends/costs, or to reimburse any expenditures incurred in currencies other than the US dollar. Applicants should explain the character and rationale of their proposed seminar, identify faculty participants and their proposed contributions, indicate how the results of the project will be made available to the profession, and prepare a detailed budget estimate demonstrating all expected sources of funding/revenue, expenses, and how precisely NEAC funds would be utilized. Applications for projects not recently funded by NEAC will be given priority.

Instructional Materials:

Awards normally will not exceed $1,000. Proposals for grants to teachers for instructional materials are also accepted within this category. Instructional materials grants may include books, CD-ROMS, videos and other materials that would assist faculty at small institutions who would otherwise be unable to obtain audio-visual materials for their Japan-related courses. Applications for materials must specify the course or project in which the materials will be used, the estimated number of students, and the exact title, price, and source of the materials to be purchased. A letter of support from the institution’s library or relevant academic unit is required. Materials purchased with these funds will be the property of the institution, not the individual applicant.

Small Scholarly Conferences on Japanese Studies:

NEAC will accept applications for supplemental funding from scholars organizing workshops and small conferences in the field of Japanese studies to be held in the United States. These small scholarly conferences/seminars often serve to bring together scholars from diverse regions of the United States to share knowledge on issues at the cutting edge of the field. Funds will be limited to a maximum of $5,000, and may be used to help defray the costs of hosting and organizing such events. Typical uses might include: materials and administrative costs, participant travel and lodging (not to exceed $200 per day), and space rental. Any international travel must occur on United States carriers and be less than first-class accommodations to be supported. To encourage efficient use of monies, priority will be given to applicants who have successfully obtained matching funds from their home institutions or other sources. Applicants must furnish detailed budgets showing travel expenses and daily costs, along with names and vitae of key personnel involved in organizing the conference. Applications for projects not recently funded by NEAC will be given priority.

We invite applications according to the following schedule:

Application Process:

All applicants must submit 11 double-side printed hard copies of their application on a NEAC grant application form (choose the "save" option to save this Word document to your own computer to fill out and print). Please submit applications to NEAC Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 825 Victors Way, Suite 310, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Applications must arrive (not be postmarked) by FEBRUARY 1 for the spring/summer awards and OCTOBER 1 for the fall/winter awards. NOTE: If the deadline falls on a weekend, it will be extended to the Monday following the weekend.

To facilitate the review and notification process, all travel and/or conference projects must begin AFTER the relevant grant cycle, i.e., after December 1 for the fall submission date, and May 1 for the spring deadline. All projects must be completed within one year of award. Submission of a NEAC grant report and all applicable forms is required within 30-60 days of project/research travel completion depending on the category of grant award.Notification of awards will be made in late November for the fall/winter awards and late April for the spring/summer awards.

NOTE: AAS grants take the form of reimbursement rather than payment in advance, and only after project completion and grant report/form submission. Original receipts need to be retained and reimbursement is only for actual expenses incurred up to the amount of the grant awarded.

NOTE ABOUT INDIRECT COSTS: The AAS is unable to support funding requests for indirect costs from applicants to its small grant programs. The AAS is a membership organization rather than a funding agency, and conducts its grant programs as a service to the field through the voluntary help of its members. Funds for all grant programs originate from outside agencies, and individual awards are quite modest. We therefore ask applicants’ home institutions to waive their normal indirect cost requirements.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Jackie Page, jpage@asian-studies.org.


 

AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Korean Studies Grants

[ Fall 2014 Grant Awardees | Spring 2015 Grant Awardees ]

The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (NEAC), in conjunction with the Korea Foundation, offers a grant program in Korean studies designed to assist the research of individual scholars based in North America to improve the quality of teaching about Korea on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Korea into the major academic disciplines.

  • Only one Korea grant application per individual will be accepted in any one grant period. Multiple applications for different categories will not be entertained.
  • Graduate student applicants in any grant category (where eligible) must provide an advisor recommendation letter—sent directly to the AAS by the advisor—in order to be considered for grant funding.
  • NEAC grants are contingent upon not accepting another award for the same project expenses.

Grants are available in the following categories:

Research Travel - North America: Please Note: Applicants in this category must be current AAS members.

Awards of up to $1,500, including a maximum of $200 for daily expenses, are available to scholars who are based in North America and are engaged in research on Korea and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the United States and Canada. NEAC grants will NOT support expenses for the following: equipment purchases (cameras, video recorders, USB devices, etc.), gifts, book purchases, shipping expenses, or payments for research assistants to aid in an applicant's research travel project. If your project involves interviewing human subjects, please see specific requirements in this regard in the NEAC grant application itself. Also, please note, NEAC grant funds cannot be used to pay for human subjects. NEAC grant funds are NOT intended for primary and/or initial dissertation research fieldwork. Pre-doctoral research will only be considered to FINALIZE a project. A letter of recommendation from an advisor is required for pre-doctoral research. Only economy airfare is allowed. Applications for this grant category will only be accepted in the fall grant cycle and must be received in the AAS office by OCTOBER 1. Applicants must not have received funding in this category within the past three years.

Short-term Research Travel Outside North America: Please Note: Applicants in this category must be current AAS members.

Awards of up to $2,500 are available for North American-based scholars to cover travel, research, and subsistence expenses on trips to Korea or other sites outside North America for projects explicitly related to Korean studies that can be accomplished in a relatively short period. Justification for why research outside North America/in Korea is required to do this research must be provided. NEAC grants will NOT support expenses for the following: equipment purchases (cameras, video recorders, USB devices, etc.), gifts, book purchases, shipping expenses, or payments for research assistants to aid in an applicant's research travel project. If your project involves interviewing human subjects, please see specific requirements in this regard in the NEAC grant application itself. Also, please note, NEAC grant funds cannot be used to pay for human subjects. These grants are intended for use by scholars who are already familiar with Korea and with their topic, but who need time outside North America in order to complete their work. NEAC grant funds are NOT intended for primary and/or initial dissertation research fieldwork. Pre-doctoral research will only be considered to FINALIZE a project. NEAC research travel grant funding is also NOT intended for partial funding of long-term research, and these applications will not be considered. A letter from an advisor is required for pre-doctoral applicants and should be sent directly to the AAS Secretariat by the application deadline. Only economy airfare is allowed. Applicants must not have received funding in this category within the past three years.

Workshops and Conferences:

Partial support, generally up to $5,000, for organizing conferences on Korea and held in North America, including support for planning meetings for larger conferences funded from other sources. Applicants must furnish detailed budgets showing travel expenses and daily costs, along with names and curriculum vitae of key personnel.

Projects that Enhance Korean Studies Teaching:

A flexible category of support for planning, workshops, and instructional materials related to teaching about Korea or integrating Korean Studies topics in broader categories of instruction. Awards normally will not exceed $1,000 and are intended to assist in the development of larger projects. Proposals for grants to teachers for Instructional Materials are also accepted within this category. Instructional material grants may include books, CD-ROMS, videos and other materials that would assist faculty at small institutions who would otherwise be unable to obtain audio-visual materials for their Korea-related courses. Applications for materials must specify the course or project in which the materials will be used, the estimated number of students, and the exact title, price, and source of the materials to be purchased. A letter of support from the institution’s library or relevant academic unit is required. Materials purchased with these funds will be the property of the institution, not the individual applicant.

We invite applications according to the following schedule:

Application Process:

All applicants must submit 11 double-side printed hard copies of their application on a NEAC grant application form (choose the "save" option to save this Word document to your own computer to fill out and print). Please submit applications to NEAC Grants, Association for Asian Studies, 825 Victors Way, Suite 310, Ann Arbor, MI 48108. Applications must arrive (not be postmarked) by FEBRUARY 1 for the spring/summer awards and OCTOBER 1 for the fall/winter awards. NOTE: If the deadline falls on a weekend, it will be extended to the Monday following the weekend.

To facilitate the review and notification process, all travel and/or conference projects must begin AFTER the relevant grant cycle, i.e., after December 1 for the fall submission date, and May 1 for the spring deadline. All projects must be completed within one year of award. Submission of a NEAC grant report and all applicable forms is required within 30-60 days of project/research travel completion depending on the category of grant award. Notification of awards will be made in late November for the fall/winter awards and late April for the spring/summer awards.

NOTE: AAS grants take the form of reimbursement rather than payment in advance, and only after project completion and grant report/form submission. Original receipts need to be retained and reimbursement is only for actual expenses incurred up to the amount of the grant awarded.

NOTE ABOUT INDIRECT COSTS: The AAS is unable to support funding requests for indirect costs from applicants to its small grant programs. The AAS is a membership organization rather than a funding agency, and conducts its grant programs as a service to the field through the voluntary help of its members. Funds for all grant programs originate from outside agencies, and individual awards are quite modest. We therefore ask applicants’ home institutions to waive their normal indirect cost requirements.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Jackie Page, jpage@asian-studies.org.


 

AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)
Distinguished Speakers Bureau

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The Northeast Asia Council of the AAS solicits applications from American colleges or universities to invite a distinguished scholar to give public lectures on their campuses, to meet with teachers and students, and possibly to visit classes.

For further information, a list of speakers and their topics, and an application form, please visit the NEAC Distinguished Speakers Bureau page.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with digital submissions required.