Faculty

Asian Studies Small Grants: $1000-$2000

This grant funds research and travel for faculty studying the areas of South Asia, Southeast Asia, Pacific Islands and East Asia.
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Deadline: Thursday, 2016-11-10
 
Eligibility:
Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.
 
How to apply:
Use the web form here to apply for this grant.
Each proposal should present a concrete research agenda and/or detailed travel plans.
Each proposal should include a complete budget.
The proposal should be submitted digitally.

Curricula Vitae: Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2013, must submit updated profile and CV data electronically. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).

Faculty who do not update their profile and CV will not be eligible for UCIS and Asian Studies Center funding, including Hewlitt awards, GAP grants, or ASC faculty grants.

All research involving interventions or interactions with individuals, or the collection of identifiable private information concerning living individuals, requires prospective Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Grantees are responsible for obtaining IRB approval when required, and must provide documentation of IRB approval before a grant can be awarded. For further information, check the IRB website at www.irb.pitt.edu.

Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu 

Research in Japan grant: up to $5000; up to $10000 in any 2-year period

This grant covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Japanese studies OR exploratory Japan Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals.

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Deadline: Thursday, 2016-11-10
 
Eligibility:
Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.
 
How to apply:
Use the web form here to apply for this grant.  
Each proposal should present a concrete research agenda and/or detailed travel plans.  
Each proposal should include a complete budget.  
The proposal should be submitted digitally
 

Curricula Vitae: Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2013, must submit updated profile and CV data electronically. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).

Faculty who do not update their profile and CV will not be eligible for UCIS and Asian Studies Center funding, including Hewlitt awards, GAP grants, or ASC faculty grants.

All research involving interventions or interactions with individuals, or the collection of identifiable private information concerning living individuals, requires prospective Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval. Grantees are responsible for obtaining IRB approval when required, and must provide documentation of IRB approval before a grant can be awarded. For further information, check the IRB website at www.irb.pitt.edu.

For the Research in Japan Grants, the following extra requirements are in place:

  1. Each applicant must present a three-page proposal in which they state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects.
  2. Applicants are expected to have identified field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded.
  3. Applicants are expected to show evidence in their proposals that they have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.

Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu 

Japan Studies Publication Subvention Grant: up to $3000

This grant is a subsidy paid directly to publisher to defray costs of publishing book(s) related to Japan by tenure or tenure-stream Pitt faculty.

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Eligibility:

Preference will be given to 1) single-authored books, 2) followed by co-authored books, and 3) then edited books of essays and translations. In the case of 2) and 3), at least one of the authors, translators or editors must be an eligible member of the University of Pittsburgh faculty. It cannot be used by the author to pay for indexing or any other costs of preparing a manuscript for publication. Limited funds are available in any given year to provide publication subsidies, and not all requests can be met.

 
How to apply:

Applications should include the following:  

A Japan Studies Funding Request Form (PDF) (download below) from Asian Studies Center
A short description of the book and its scholarly merits
A copy of the book contract
Evidence that the author/requester of a subvention has applied to other funders within the University -- for example, the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences  Submit applications for subvention to the ASC Associate Director

Brenda Jordan
jordanb@pitt.edu

Application form:

15-16 Japan Studies Fundraising Request.pdf

Japan Studies Small Grants: Up to $1500 per person per fiscal year

This grant supports faculty research and teaching related to Japan Studies
 
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Eligibility:

Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.

How to apply:

Submit both the Japan Studies Small Grants application form and the Japan Studies

Funding Request form, below, to the person listed below. 

Brenda G. Jordan
jordanb@pitt.edu

Application form:

 Japan Studies Funding Request.pdf

Event and Speaker Funding

The Asian Studies Center can provide funding and support to faculty and student organizations who offer Asia-related programming at the University of Pittsburgh campus. Events with a Japan Studies focus are eligbile for funding from the Japan Endowment. To apply please submit a proposal and budget as early as possible to Brenda G. Jordan at jordanb@pitt.edu. For major events please apply one year in advance.  In addition to a proposal and budget, applicants must also complete a Japan Studies Funding Request form and an Event Request form. Both of these forms can be found here: www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/funding/events. The Event Request form should be sent to Lynn Kawaratani at lyk12@pitt.edu and to Rachel Jacobson at rej16@pitt.edu. The Japan Studies Funding Request form should be sent to Brenda G. Jordan. Before making your requests please visit the Asian Studies Center at www.ucis.pitt.edu/events to check for events that overlap with your request. The Asian Studies Center prefers to support events that do not overlap with existing events. 

 

For more information please visit www.ucis.pitt.edu/asc/funding/events or contact Lynn Kawaratani at lyk12@pitt.edu