Asian Studies Grants and Fellowships

An extensive list of Asian Studies grants, fellowships and prizes compiled by the Association for Asian Studies

Award Amount: n/a

Source: The Association for Asian Studies

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Education

Deadline: No Deadline

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This program supports projects in the humanities and related social sciences that bridge disciplinary or geographic boundaries, engage new sources, develop fresh approaches to traditional materials and issues, or otherwise bring innovative perspectives to the study of Chinese culture and society. Proposals are expected to be empirically grounded, theoretically informed, and methodologically explicit. The program especially encourages proposals concerning pre-modern China.

Award Amount: $25000

Source: American Council of Learned Societies

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Education

Deadline: September 19, 2013 - Receipt deadline (CLOSED)

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This program is open to scholars in the humanities and humanities-related social sciences who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Applicants must submit a carefully formulated research proposal that reflects an understanding of the present Chinese academic and research environment. The proposal should include a persuasive statement of the need to conduct the research in China. Those submitting a joint proposal must apply individually. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars.

Award Amount: $40000

Source: American Council of Learned Societies

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: October 1, 2012 - Program not offered in 2013. (CLOSED)

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The primary aim of this program is to support student research in Asia under the close supervision of a faculty mentor. As a consequence, faculty mentors and student researchers are expected to spend at least a three week period together in Asia with the mentor and his/her students working directly on student projects. Often, in countries where housing, travel, and other costs are less expensive, research teams stay for longer periods. When the researchers have returned to their home campuses, they are expected to share student findings and experiences with their college community and with ASIANetwork.

Award Amount: $25000

Source: ASIANetwork - Freeman Foundation

Disciplines:

  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: December 1, 2013 - Applications need to be submitted electronically and by mail to: Dr. Van J. Symons at vanjsymons@augustana.edu (CLOSED)

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Past Willamette Recipients:

  • Xijuan Zhou (Summer 2010 Program)
  • Miho Fujiwara (Summer 2009 Program)

Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals. Applicants must be current AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements. Junior and independent scholars, adjunct faculty, and dissertation-level graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are specifically encouraged in the following areas: (1)Curriculum development at the college or secondary level; (2) Conferences and seminars — 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 in North America and Taiwan; (4) Specialist or regional newsletters or websites disseminating important information to their respective fields; (5) Translations of scholarly books and articles; (6) Collaborative projects in which the grant will facilitate communication and limited travel by scholars working on a common project in Taiwan and North America.

Award Amount: $2000

Source: Association for Asian Studies

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: February 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (CLOSED)

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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.

Source: Association for Asian Studies

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: February 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (CLOSED)

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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.

Award Amount: $2000

Source: Association for Asian Studies

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadlines:

  • February 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for spring/summer awards) (CLOSED)
  • October 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for fall/winter awards) (CLOSED)

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Grants of a maximum of $3,000 are available 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 their work.

Award Amount: $3000

Source: Association for Asian Studies

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadlines:

  • February 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for spring/summer awards) (CLOSED)
  • October 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for fall/winter awards) (CLOSED)

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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.

Award Amount: $5000

Source: Association for Asian Studies

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadlines:

  • February 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for spring/summer awards) (CLOSED)
  • October 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for fall/winter awards) (CLOSED)

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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.

Award Amount: $1000

Source: Association for Asian Studies

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadlines:

  • February 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for spring/summer awards) (CLOSED)
  • October 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for fall/winter awards) (CLOSED)

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NEAC will accept applications for supplementary funding from scholars organizing workshops and small conferences in the field of Japanese studies. These small scholarly meetings 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.

Award Amount: $5000

Source: Association for Asian Studies

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadlines:

  • February 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for spring/summer awards) (CLOSED)
  • October 1, 2014 - Receipt deadline (for fall/winter awards) (CLOSED)

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The Northeast Asia Council of the AAS (NEAC) solicits applications from two or more colleges or universities in the same region of the United States to invite a distinguished scholar of Japanese or Korean Studies to give public lectures on their campuses, to meet with teachers and students, and possibly to visit classes. Applications should be submitted jointly by two institutions which nominate the scholars they would like to invite. Institutions with few offerings or small programs on Japan are particularly encouraged to apply.

Source: Association for Asian Studies

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: Submit applications 90 days prior to the anticipated visit

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Scholars at academic institutions are eligible to apply for research grants. Researchers focusing on the political, social, economic, or cultural development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to collaborative projects involving institutions in Taiwan.

Award Amount: $120000

Source: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: October 15, 2013 - Applications must be submitted using online application database (CLOSED)

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Academic institutions are invited to apply for support to strengthen their Chinese Studies programs in the humanities and social sciences. Priority will be given to institutions that already have graduate or undergraduate programs in Chinese Studies. Grants for new teaching positions are usually given for no more than three years. Matching-funds from the sponsoring institutes are strongly recommended.

Award Amount: $100000

Source: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: October 15, 2013 - Applications must be submitted using online application database (CLOSED)

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The Foundation will consider applications from institutions for grants to support conferences or seminars on specific subjects related to the Foundation's goals and objectives. Applicants are urged to seek matching funds. Applicants should submit the names of all participants, as well as titles and abstracts of papers to be presented. The academic background of the participants and the significance of the meeting will be key factors in the evaluation process.

Award Amount: $25000

Source: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadlines:

  • September 15, 2013 - Applications must be submitted to online application database (CLOSED)
  • January 15, 2014 - Applications must be submitted to online application database (CLOSED)

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This program supports full professors or senior scholars wishing to take one year's sabbatical leave in order to do research and writing. Senior scholar grants, which range up to US$40,000, are intended to supplement a professor's sabbatical pay.

Award Amount: $40000

Source: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: October 15, 2013 - Applications must be submitted to online application database (CLOSED)

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Academic publishers may apply for subsidies for the publication of scholarly works related to the goals of the Foundation. The publication may be in the form of a book or a monograph. Applications will be accepted for completed book manuscripts, but not for books in a series. Priority will be given to first book projects by junior scholars.

Award Amount: $10000

Source: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadlines:

  • September 15, 2013 - Online application database is available annually from August 1st to September 15th and December 1st to January 15th of the following year (CLOSED)
  • January 15, 2014 - Online application database is available annually from August 1st to September 15th and December 1st to January 15th of the following year (CLOSED)

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The traditional Fulbright Scholar Program sends 800 U.S. faculty and professionals abroad each year. Grantees lecture and conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Award Amount: varies

Source: Council for International Exchange of Scholars

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Sciences
  • Education

Deadline: August 1, 2014 - 2015-2016 online competition opens Feb. 1, 2014. (CLOSED)

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The Program offers postdoctoral fellowships for social scientists in a broad range of fields, including anthropology, economics, education, history, law, political science, public health, public policy, and sociology. Projects that focus on Japan or Japan's international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome. A knowledge of the Japanese language is not required. Awards are for the academic year and provide $44,000 over 10 months.

Award Amount: $50000

Source: Harvard University Program on U.S.-Japan Relations

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: January 15, 2014 - Postmark deadline (CLOSED)

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The Abe Fellowship supports professional research in the social sciences or humanities on contemporary policy-relevant issues, especially those which promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between Japan and America. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or Japan (or be able to demonstrate serious affiliations with research communities in the U.S. or Japan) and hold the terminal degree in their field by the start of their fellowship term. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or combination of the following three themes: (1) global issues, (2) problems common to industrial and industrializing societies, and (3) issues that pertain to US-Japan relations.

Award Amount: varies

Source: Social Science Research Council

Disciplines:

  • Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Deadline: September 1, 2014 - (CLOSED)

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