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Faculty Grants

University of Texas at Austin faculty outside the Department of Asian Studies who are planning new research or teaching on East Asia, or who will present at a conference or workshop on related topics, are invited to apply for support under this program.  We especially invite faculty (both TTT and non-) who are interested in integrating more East Asian content into their curriculum and research projects. 

The total maximum annual award for any one faculty member is $1,200 and the minimum is $100.  Furthermore, the overall amount of funding available through this program is contingent on allocations from the individual area endowments of the Department of Asian Studies and from the general CEAS budget, and will vary yearly.  Please note that applications should demonstrate the use and exhaustion of other available sources of funding (for example, departmental research monies, Faculty Travel Grants, Texas Language Center Grants, and personal research accounts, if any) for full consideration.  CEAS support is generally meant to supplement, and not replace, other sources of funding. 

To apply, please send 1) a short (2-page maximum) project description or abstract that demonstrates how this project furthers the research and/or teaching of East-Asia; 2) a CV (please highlight EA-related publications and/or courses taught at UT or elsewhere for the last three years); and 3) a project budget that additionally shows your exhaustion of other funding sources electronically in a single email to ceas@austin.utexas.edu prior to the application deadline.  Applications are due by November 1 for activities taking place in the following spring semester, and by March 1 for activities taking place in the following summer or fall.

Applications will be judged by a subcommittee within the CEAS Executive Committee on criteria that include merit, efficient use of funds, demonstrated commitment to teaching about East Asia, and relevance to East Asian Studies.  Depending on the type of award received, at the end of your project, we will request some form of “give-back” to the CEAS community (i.e. a brief presentation or write-up of your project to post on our website or present to our students and faculty, etc.); details to be specified in the terms of your award letter.  Payment of this award will be made on a reimbursement basis only, and awards may be subject to “state money” limitations with respect to their allowable uses and maximums.  Faculty applying to this program in order to present at a conference or workshop may do so before their paper is accepted, but final confirmation of the award will be contingent on such acceptance.