Center for Asian Studies

Faculty Research Opportunities

The Center for Asian Studies announces the following faculty and student research opportunities open to the entire Willamette University and TIUA community.  All the awards are designed for projects and achievements that distinctively involve Asian Studies.  Such projects include, but are not limited to, scholarship relating to Asian peoples and cultures; scholarship relating to Asian diaspora or Asian-American studies; comparative studies which focus in part or portion on Asian peoples, cultures, lands, and/or diaspora; pedagogical scholarship relating to Asian subjects or audiences; law reviews or case studies relating to Asia, etc. Projects that are cross-disciplinary and joint-faculty or joint-faculty-student are particularly encouraged. 


Faculty Research Awards

The Center encourages applications from members of the Willamette University faculty for Faculty Research Awards of up to $4,000 with a maximum of $1,500 to be used for honorarium. The goal of these awards is to provide our faculty significant financial support for new scholarly research leading to (1) a presentation on campus or at annual conference, and; (2) the writing, revision, and submission of a manuscript to an academic journal or publisher. Funds can be used to support research travel and research-related costs and/or a stipend though the stipend portion is limited to $1,500 as stated above. We particularly encourage proposals from individuals who are in the process of completing an unfinished project and who need additional time and funds to bring the project to completion and publication/presentation. Upon completion of the project, the faculty-member must submit receipts for funds expended and write a narrative description of the progress made toward achieving the objectives stated in the grant application.

Application Materials

Deadline: February 20, 2015 - 5 p.m. (Return all application materials to Pam Smith, CAS Coordinator at Smullin Hall 312 or pasmith@willamette.edu) (CLOSED)

Contact Information: Ron Loftus, CAS Director (ext, 6275)

For More Information: http://www.willamette.edu/centers/cas/faculty_research/faculty_research_award.html

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Faculty and Student Joint Research Award

The Center encourages applications from faculty and students for two types of joint Research Awards: (1) For a faculty-led project, applicants for faculty research awards may apply for an additional $1500 grant to be paid toward a student research assistant associated with the research project, or; (2) For a faculty-advised project, students may apply for up to $3000 toward independent student research and his/her faculty advisor may receive a $1000 stipend.

Eligibility, Guidelines and Evaluation Material

See Faculty and Student Joint Research Award web page for guidelines and application materials for either faculty-led or faculty-advised projects.

Application Materials

Deadline: February 20, 2015 - 5 p.m. (Return all application materials to Pam Smith, CAS Coordinator at Smullin Hall 312 or pasmith@willamette.edu) (CLOSED)

Contact Information: Ron Loftus, CAS Director (ext, 6275)

For More Information: http://www.willamette.edu/centers/cas/faculty_research/faculty_student.html

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Curriculum Development Fund

The Center seeks applications from Willamette University faculty to develop curriculum in all disciplines related to the understanding, practice, and encouragement of Asian Studies. There are Three Categories of Curriculum Development: (1) Creating a new Asian Studies course, up to $2,000; (2) Revising a current course on Asian Studies, up to $1,000, or; (3) Modifying a current course to integrate Asian studies element (over 20%), up to $1,000.

Application Materials

Deadline: February 20, 2015 - 5 p.m. (Return all application materials to Pam Smith, CAS Coordinator at Smullin Hall 312 or pasmith@willamette.edu) (CLOSED)

Contact Information: Ron Loftus, CAS Director (ext, 6275)

For More Information: http://www.willamette.edu/centers/cas/faculty_research/curriculum_development.html

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