On February 24, 2018, the University of Pittsburgh (Oakland Campus) will host the sixth Pittsburgh Asia Consortium (PAC) Undergraduate Student Research Conference. Undergraduate students are invited to present their research on Asia. This conference will be an invaluable opportunity for participants to meet other students interested in Asia, hone their presentation skills, and get feedback on their work.

Presentations can be from any discipline, and on any part of geographical Asia, including the Middle East. Most students will present their work in the form of 10–15-minute oral presentations as part of a traditional panel with a faculty discussant. Posters and other forms of presentation are also welcome.

Guidelines for Domestic Travel

Allowable Expenses for Domestic Travel:

  • Airline tickets within the US. Please include a quote from an agent or website.
  • Food, lodging, and related incidental expenses with actual receipts are reimbursed up to the US Department of State per diem rate (www.pts.pitt.edu/Travel/common/perdiem.html). 
  • Conference or professional meeting registration
Non Allowable Expenses for Domestic Travel:
  • Travel for individuals other than applicant
  • Payment to foreign national individuals for services provided outside the United States
  • Equipment
  • Any expenses unrelated to proposed activity
Budget: When preparing your budget, please follow these guidelines
  • Include all anticipated project/travel expenses, not just those for which you request funding.
  • If airfare is part of your budget, include a fare quote from a travel agent or travel website.
  • For meals and lodging, do not exceed the U.S. State Department per diem rates: www.pts.pitt.edu/Travel/common/perdiem.html.
  • Indicate whether the other funding has been secured or requested.
Proposal Narrative: All applications must describe how the proposed activities relate to one or more of the Global Studies Center's foci.

Proposal Narrative for LCTL Instructors: All applications must describe how the proposed activities support LCTL pedagogy.


Other requirements:

Funding for GSC faculty grants is provided by the Office of the Provost and the US Department of Education; all spending must comply with University budgetary regulations. Arrangements for processing these funds must be made with the GSC /UCIS Financial Administrator (Ms. Rose Wooten, rwooten@pitt.edu) by May 15, 2018, and the funds spent or transferred by June 15, 2018. Grant recipients are responsible for fully completing all reimbursements in Concur and providing all applicable documentation, including original receipts, to Ms. Wooten. Recipients must acknowledge the assistance of the Global Studies Center, the Office of the Provost and or the US Department of Education in any publication, film, or other product resulting from funds supported by your GSC grant.

The grant recipient must provide the GSC with a one-page written report within three weeks following completion of the project. The report must include:

  • how the funds were utilized;
  • a travel schedule (where you went and the dates spent at each locale);
  • what you accomplished.


Guidelines for International Travel

Budget: When preparing your budget, please follow these guidelines

  • Include all anticipated project/travel expenses, not just those for which you request funding.
  • If airfare is part of your budget, include a fare quote from a travel agent or travel website.
  • For meals and lodging, do not exceed the U.S. State Department per diem rates: www.pts.pitt.edu/Travel/common/perdiem.html.
  • Indicate whether the other funding has been secured or requested.
Allowable Expenses:
  • Airline tickets for travel outside the US. Tickets must be purchased on US carriers, with exceptions for select countries as per the Fly America ActNote that funds can only be approved when a 35-day notice prior to travel is provided to the GSC.
  • Actual original related food, lodging, and incidental expenses will be reimbursed up to the US Department of State per diem rate (www.pts.pitt.edu/Travel/common/perdiem.html); 
  • Conference or workshop registration;
  • Copy and duplication costs;
  • Visa expenses;
  • Instructional Materials (e.g., databases, monographs, periodicals, films, or electronic media);
  • Bibliographic searches
  • Writing and production of original resource materials, exercises, or handbooks
Non Allowable Expenses:
  • Travel for individuals other than applicant
  • Equipment
  • Any expenses unrelated to proposed activity
Proposal Narrative: All applications must describe how the proposed activities relate to one or more of the Global Studies Center's foci.

The research project should not exceed two pages (excluding requested attachments). Applicants should also provide:
  • the abstract of the paper to be presented; 
  • evidence of your paper's acceptance by the conference organizers; 
  • a current CV.


Other requirements:

Funding for GSC faculty grants is provided by the Office of the Provost and the US Department of Education; all spending must comply with University budgetary regulations. Arrangements for processing these funds must be made with the GSC /UCIS Financial Administrator (Ms. Rose Wooten, rwooten@pitt.edu) by May 15, 2018, and the funds spent or transferred by June 15, 2018. Grant recipients are responsible for fully completing all reimbursements in Concur and providing all applicable documentation, including original receipts, to Ms. Wooten. Recipients must acknowledge the assistance of the Global Studies Center, the Office of the Provost and or the US Department of Education in any publication, film, or other product resulting from funds supported by your GSC grant.

The grant recipient must provide the GSC with a one-page written report within three weeks following completion of the project. The report must include:

  • how the funds were utilized;
  • a travel schedule (where you went and the dates spent at each locale);
  • what you accomplished.

Guideline for Faculty Research Grant

Funding Priorities
  • All applications must have thematic foci related to one or more of the GSC focus areasand have an explicit trans-national focus;
  • Start-up research projects requiring seed funding that show promise of attracting support;
  • Completion of an ongoing research effort (which could include costs of preparing manuscripts for publication, but not actual costs of publication);
  • National or international research conferences or workshops on an international trans-regional topic for which a Pitt faculty member is a principal organizer (partial support only).
  • Field research.

Allowable expenses

  • Airline tickets for travel outside the US. Please include a fare quote from an agent or website. Tickets must be purchased on US carriers, with exceptions for select countries as per the Fly America Act. Note that funds can only be approved when a 35-day notice prior to travel is provided to the GSC. 
  • Actual original related food, lodging and incidental expenses will be reimbursed up to the US Department of State per diem rate (see www.pts.pitt.edu/Travel/common/perdiem.html);
  • Copy and duplication costs;
  • Visa expenses;
  • Conference or workshop registration;
  • Data collection/analysis including laboratory analysis, computer time and informant’s fees.

Non-Allowable expenses

  • Costs of publication;
  • Costs associated with attendance only at professional meetings or conference;
  • Purchase of major equipment (e.g. cameras, computers or any equipment costing more than $500);
  • Salary supplements or summer salaries.
Application Procedure
Complete a two-page project description that includes:
  • statement of purpose;
  • methodologies and sources to be examined;
  • expected outcomes and project’s relation to longer term efforts;
  • curriculum design and delivery (as relevant).

 The project description should not exceed two pages, be single spaced (excluding attachments) and have a font size no smaller than 11 points. Project descriptions exceeding these limits will not be reviewed. Attachments may include IRB documentation, airfare quotes, examples of questionnaires, list of field contacts, etc.  Provide your current updated CV.

Responsibility of Grantee

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 web site at www.irb.pitt.edu.

Funds for the research grants are provided by the Office of the Provost; all spending must therefore comply with University budgetary regulations. Arrangements for processing the funds awarded must be made with the GSC /UCIS Financial Administrator (Ms. Rose Wooten, rwooten@pitt.edu) by May 15, 2018.  Funds must be spent or transferred by June 15, 2018.

 Grant recipients are responsible for completing University of Pittsburgh Concur forms and providing all applicable documents including original receipts. A copy of the award letter with applicable documents must be submitted to Ms. Wooten.

Grantees are required to submit a final report (two pages) explaining the use of the funds and the outcomes of the supported activity no later than four weeks after the activity is completed. Failure to submit a final report will result in disqualification from future GSC faculty grant programs. The report must include:

  • a description of how the grants funds were utilized;
  • a travel schedule, if applicable (including where you went and the dates spent at each locale);
  • what you accomplished and how the research results will be utilized.

 The grant recipient must acknowledge the assistance of the Global Studies Center and the Office of the Provost at the University of Pittsburgh in any publication, film, or other product resulting from your GSC grant funds.












Each year, the Global Studies Center (GSC) selects an outstanding University of Pittsburgh faculty member whose scholarship advances the Center's mission. The Faculty Fellowship is designed to promote transnational research by providing: a course release; up to $15,000 toward scholarly events; and an additional $5,000 for related research, travel, and curricular development. The next award year runs from August 27, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

Submission Guidelines

Deadline: December 1, 2017

All applications must include the following components (single spaced, minimum 11-point font):

  • Personal statement (2 pages) that makes the case for why the applicant should be selected as the Global Studies Faculty Fellow, explicitly describing how the proposed activities relate to one of the Center's ongoing research initiatives (global health, migration, and the transformation of cities) or could catalyze collaboration around a future such initiative.
  • Description of the proposed scholarly activities (3 pages) to be held at the University of Pittsburgh during the fellowship, such as workshops, conferences, exhibitions, performances, seminars, research collaborations, or lectures: 
    • Purpose of the event(s) with approximate dates, highlighting specific contributions to the Faculty Fellow's active research agenda and the Center's programmatic priorities.
    • Anticipated audience, broader institutional impact, and involvement of any other individuals (including at least one Arts and Sciences faculty member if the applicant is from another school).
    • Expected costs and available resources, as well as plans to seek external funds (which are strongly encouraged but not required).
  • Description of the course to be developed or enhanced (2 pages), including how it will contribute to the Global Studies curriculum at Pitt. In the case of existing courses, a current syllabus should be attached.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Budget for all anticipated project or travel expenses (not just those for which you request support), indicating whether other funding has been secured or requested.
    • Note: Event funds may be used for related airfare, accommodations, meals and honoraria for event participants, as well as for direct event expenses (e.g. room and equipment rental, receptions, phone/postage, printing and staff support). However, travel budgets should include airfare quotes from a travel agent or website; meals and lodging must not exceed the U.S. State Department per diem rates.

Eligibility Criteria
: The Faculty Fellow competition is open to full-time and part-time TS and NTS faculty (including lecturers and contract faculty) who are affiliated with the GSC. See here to check your current status. Applicants must have received a letter acknowledging their affiliation prior to submitting the application for funding. The Fellowship is intended in part to enhance the visibility or impact of ongoing research or to facilitate outreach; as such, applicants must be in residence in Pittsburgh and not on leave or sabbatical during the award year. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate that they have already made significant progress in planning or executing a project that promises to have a significant impact in their field.

Grantee Obligations:
  • Make arrangements to process the award with the UCIS Financial Administrator (Rose Wooten, rwooten@pitt.edu) by May 15, 2018, and expend all event-related funds by June 15, 2019.
  • Provide regular progress updates on event planning. Work with the GSC to publicize announcements and disseminate proceedings (if applicable), including sharing one copy of all materials prior to the scholarly event(s), a brief summary or press release describing the goals and anticipated outcomes, and a two-page summary of event outcomes within two months of its conclusion.
  • Acknowledge the GSC, UCIS, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Dean of the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and the U.S. Department of Education in all event related publicity, publications, film, or other products resulting from funds supported by the Faculty Fellowship.
  • Participate in up to 3-4 complementary activities throughout the year (as arranged in consultation with the Director and organized directly by the Center).

Contact Information: 
For questions or more information please contact the GSC's Director of Research and Global Programs, Jessica Pickett (jpickett@pitt.edu / 412-383-3294).

The Asian Studies Center will bring 8 students to the Boston Career Forum, the world largest job fair for Japanese and English speakers. For more information about the Boston Career Fair and to register for the event, see https://careerforum.net/en/event/bos/. Students find the event most useful if they have completed a complete Japanese and English resume, and have scheduled interviews and meet and greets before the career fair. 

ASC will pay for the airfare and hotel bill for the trip. Students traveling to Boston must have completed at least one year of Japanese language, be a UCIS certificate student, and confirm registration for the Boston Career Forum.

Preference will be given to students:

In their final year of undergraduate work or a graduate student

Have achieved intermediate proficiency in Japanese

Asian Studies Certificate students

Applications are due October 6th. Students will informed of the decision by October 9th, and must confirm attendance by October 12. Students who confirm attendance, but fail to attend will be asked to reimburse the cost of airfare.

 

The ASC student group funding stream is meant to allow student groups planning on hosting an event related to Asian studies to apply for a portion of the event's cost. All student groups at the University of Pittsburgh are welcome to apply. Awards are capped at $300.

To apply, please fill in the application form and
1. A description of the event and how it relates to Asian Studies
2. An itemized budget

This grant is a meant to support China Studies faculty in bringing speakers, conferences, and other academic events on to the Pitt campus. 

In addition to filling in the application form, applicants will need to upload:
1. 1-2 typed proposal describing the goals of the project and a rationale for the items requested
2. Itemized budget of expected project costs including the exact time period when funds will be needed.

This grant is a meant to support Japan Studies faculty in bringing speakers, conferences, and other academic events on to the Pitt campus. 

In addition to filling in the application form, applicants will need to upload:
1. 1-2 typed proposal describing the goals of the project and a rationale for the items requested
2. Itemized budget of expected project costs including the exact time period when funds will be needed.

This grant is a meant to support publication related expenses, outside of subvention, related to Japan by tenured or tenure-stream Pitt faculty, up to $3000.

In addition to filling in the application form, applicants will need to upload:
1. A short description of the book and its scholarly merits
2. Itemized budget of expected project costs

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 can be used by the author to pay for indexing or any other costs of preparing a manuscript for publication. 

This grant supports faculty teaching and research related to Japan Studies.

Funds from this award must be used for specific research and teaching activities related to Japan Studies (for example, research travel, translation, acquisition of teaching materials). These awards cannot exceed $1500. Multiple applications are permitted per year, but the total amount per individual may not exceed $1500 per fiscal year.

Funds must be expended by the end of the current fiscal year for awards made between July 1 and December 31, or the end of the following fiscal year for awards made between January 1 and June 30.

A short written report must be submitted upon completion of the project.

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.

In addition to your application form, faculty must submit:

1. A 1-2 page typed proposal describing the goals of the project and the rationale for items requested

2. An itemized budget of expected project costs, including the exact time period when funds are needed.

This grant is a subsidy paid directly to publisher to defray costs of publishing book(s) related to Japan by tenured or tenure-stream Pitt faculty, up to $3000.

In addition to filling in the application form, applicants will need to upload:
1. A short description of the book and its scholarly merits
2. A copy of the book contract
3. 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

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.
This grant provides up to $300 (domestic, Canada, and Mexico) and up to $600 (international, Hawaii) for travel related to presentation of China-related conference papers. 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.

Faculty members must complete the application, and upload:
1. an updated CV
2. evidence of conference acceptance
3. a detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals.
This grant provides up to $500 (domestic, Canada, and Mexico) and up to $1000 (international, Hawaii) for travel related to presentation of China-related conference papers. M.A. and Ph.D. students are eligible at the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to apply for this grant. Priority is given to first time applicants.

Students must complete the application, and upload:
1. an updated CV
2. evidence of conference acceptance
3. a letter of support from their advisor
4. a detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals.
5. an abstract of their conference paper
Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship in Chinese Studies is designed to support graduate students who intend to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. The fellowship provides a full-time enrollment tuition remission and a generous stipend. In order to be eligible for the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship, students must:
  • Have achieved at least intermediate proficiency in Chinese
  • Be an Asian Studies Certificate Student or be an incoming student with the intention of becoming an Asian Studies Certificate Student.
Applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. 

Due Friday January 26, 2018
This grant provides partial support for travel related to pre-doctoral research in and about China, up to $600 for international travel research, and $300 for domestic travel research. Priority is given to first-time applicants who are in their early stage of dissertation research. This grant is available only to doctoral students.

Students will need to fill out the attached form and upload the following:
A proposal to the China Council, addressing the topic of research, specific goals of the trip, pre-trip preparation, and other evidence justifying the trip. Please tell us if you have received this award before.

A brief letter of support from the applicant's main adviser. Please remind your faculty to submit the recommendation online.

A detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, supplies, and incidentals (such as museum fees if applicable, or the like)
Due Friday January 26, 2018
The China Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship is designed to support graduate students at University of Pittsburgh. The fellowship provides a full-time enrollment tuition remission for one or two semesters. In order to be eligible for the China Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship, students must:
  • Have achieved at least intermediate proficiency in Chinese
  • Be an Asian Studies Certificate Student or be an incoming student with the intention of becoming an Asian Studies Certificate Student.
Applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. 

Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Chinese Summer Language Study Scholarship is a $5000 award for one undergraduate or graduate student to complete an intensive summer language program. In order to be eligible for the Chinese Summer Language Study Scholarship, students must:
  • Have achieved at least intermediate proficiency in Chinese
  • Be an Asian Studies Certificate Student or be an incoming student with the intention of becoming an Asian Studies Certificate Student.
All applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (Note undergraduate students only need to submit two letters of recommendation.)
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.
Graduate students must also include a copy of their GRE scores

Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Japanese Studies Doctoral Research Grant provides up to $3500 to doctoral students to help defray the cost associated with research toward completing their dissertation. Graduate students may only receive up to 2 of these awards during doctoral degree. Within 1 month of the award period, students must submit a 1-2 page report to the Japan Coordinator. In order to be eligible for the Japanese Studies Doctoral Research Grant, students must:
  • Be a doctoral student in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Have achieved intermediate high proficiency in the Japanese language by the beginning of the award period
  • Be an Asian Studies Certificate Student, or plan to become one.
Fellowships cannot be deferred for any reason.

Applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • A detailed research project proposal (1200 words maximum)
  • A detailed research budget- please use the budget form attached here.
  • Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant's dissertation advisor
  • Transcripts from applicant's graduate and undergraduate education
  • Current CV
  • GRE scores and TOEFL scores (if applicable)
Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship is a $5000 award for graduate students to complete an intensive summer language program. In order to be eligible for the Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship, students must:
  • Applicants must be Pitt students studying Japanese at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan during the summer
  • This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsburgh. (Other financial aid opportunities are available for that program.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
All applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a language instructor, one of which should be from the applicant's advisor
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. Please specifically address the the relevance of language study to your graduate study.
  • GRE scores
Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Study in Japan Scholarship is meant to help defray the cost of a semester or year long study abroad program in Japan. The scholarships offers $5000 for one semester (fall or spring) of $10,000 for the academic year (fall and spring). 
  • Pitt Asian Studies Certificate undergraduate student
  • Strong record in Japanese language (2+ years of study) and area studies on Japan
  • Award can only be used at the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus during the academic year while the student is in residence at the Oakland campus.
Applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts
  • An updated CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from a language instructor
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. 

Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship is a $5000 award for undergraduate students to complete an intensive summer language program. In order to be eligible for the Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship, students must:
  • Applicants must be Pitt students studying Japanese at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan during the summer
  • This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsbugh. (Other financial aid opportunities are available for that program.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
All applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a language instructor
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.
Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Mitsubishi Foundation Graduate Fellowship is designed to support graduate students  in Japanese Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.  The fellowship provides a full-time enrollment tuition remission and a generous stipend. In order to be eligible for the Mitsubishi Foundation Graduate Fellowship, students must:
  • Be graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Have achieved intermediate high proficiency in the Japanese language by the beginning of the award period
  • Be an Asian Studies Certificate Student, or plan to become one.
Preference is given to graduate students who have not had more than two Mitsubishi Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Fellowships cannot be deferred for any reason. Students cannot hold a Mitsubishi Fellowship concurrent with another grant or employment of any kind.

Applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which is from the applicant's major advisor
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. 

Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Study in Japan Scholarship is meant to help defray the cost of a semester or year long study abroad program in Japan. The scholarships offers $5000 for one semester (fall or spring) of $10,000 for the academic year (fall and spring). 
  • Applicant must be Pitt Asian Studies Certificate undergraduate students who have demonstrated a strong record in Japan studies
  • Applicant must study in Japan for one semester or one year
  • Preference is given to applicants who will have completed at least two years of language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period.
Applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts
  • An updated CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation, including one from a language instructor
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. 

Guidelines:

Funding priorities

GAP is designed to help Pitt scholars build and sustain meaningful global partnerships, to enrich the intellectual environment at Pitt through bringing innovative events and programming to campus, and to support and amplify the priorities of the Global Studies Center. The program supports academic events at Pitt that fulfill each of the following three criteria:

  • Interdisciplinary: The project's interdisciplinary character must be demonstrated in the proposal.
  • Global Content: Applications must describe explicitly how the proposed activities relate one or more of the GSC's focus areas using an interdisciplinary approach that is transnational in scope. The focus areas are:
    • Global Health
    • Human Rights and Human Security
    • Inequalities
  • International Partners: Proposals must include participants from at least one international partner institution and demonstrate the value and sustainability of their proposed partnerships. Institutions may be universities, governments, international organizations, NGOs, think-tanks, or other entities whose participation is justified by the project as described in the application. Proposals that involve support for student researchers in exchanges with international partner institutions are also encouraged.
Credible demonstration of publications, curricular enhancements, and other positive impact on the intellectual life of the University that will result from a proposed project strengthens and application.

Eligibility:

Full-time and part-time TS and NTS faculty (including lecturers and instructors) are eligible to apply. Adjunct, visiting, and emeritus faculty are not eligible. Each proposal may be submitted only once. However, an applicant may be a member of more than one GAP team, if the proposals submitted by the different teams are unique.

What Can Be Funded?

GAP awards may be used for related travel (e.g., airfare, accomodations, and meals); for honoraria for academic event organizers and participants; and for direct event expenses (e.g., room and equipment rental and receptions), phone/postage, printing, and staff support. Funding may also be used for relevant international student exchanges with partner institutions or for research support. Applicants are strongly encouraged to seek matching external funding.

What Cannot Be Funded?

GAP awards may not be used for the purchase of equipment.

Grantee Obligations

Grantees are expected to:

  • Work with the GSC on the planning and progress of events and programs;
  • Work with the GSC to publicize programs and disseminate proceedings and findings;
  • Acknowledge the GSC, the Office of the Provost, and UCIS in all project-related publicity, events and publications;
  • Submit a two-page summary of results within two months after the termination of the grant;
  • Expend all funds awarded for AY2018-19 ($10,000) by June 15, 2019; and all funds for AY2019-20 ($30,000) by June 15, 2020.

Application Procedure

  1.  Complete the application form below.
  2. Write a proposal narrative of not more than five pages (single-spaced, minimum 11-point font) that:
    • demonstrates that the project fulfills GAP funding priorities (described above);
    • describes the purpose of the academic events and programs (with approximate dates);
    • identifies institutions and individuals involved, and in what capacity;
    • explains expected costs and available non-GAP funding.
  3. Gather a current Curriculum Vitae for each key participating team member.
  4. Provide an estimated budget for the proposed academic event, including any planning meetings and post-event activities. See above guidelines for allowable expenses. Indicate all actual or anticipated matching contributions from other sources.
  5. Submit the completed application form, narrative, budget, and CVs below.
Any documentation additional to the materials requested above will not be reviewed. The completed application form and supporting materials must be submitted online by March 1, 2018.


The CERIS Curriculum Development Grants Program is designed to enable faculty members from CERIS institutions to pursue curricular development and enhancement projects related to Islamic Studies. Islamic Studies is understood, as expressed in the CERIS mission statement, to encompass many languages, literatures, and disciplines; and extends from the 7th century to the present, and across broad geographical areas of the world.

Eligibility

Full-time and part time faculty members of CERIS institutions are eligible to submit a proposal. Only one Curriculum Development Grants award is permitted per institution per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30).

Amount of Grant

Each year $2,000 will be made available. Requests for funding may be made for any level, though smaller requests may be more likely to be funded. Funds must be used within one year of the award date.

Curriculum Development and Enhancement

- Library resources – print, electronic, visual media
- Guest speakers – must be advertized and open to other CERIS members
- Field visits by faculty or students
- Attendance at a conference or workshop

Restrictions

Grants will not be awarded for the purpose of funding travel expenses in the event that an applicant has already been awarded an external grant, such as a Fulbright, for this purpose. The applicant may, however, upon returning from such travel apply, for a grant to further the goals of the CERIS Curriculum Development Grants Program.

Grantee Obligations

Persons receiving a grant are required to submit a final report no later than one month after the activity is completed, explaining how the funds were used and what the supported activity outcomes were. Failure to submit a final report would result in disqualification from future consideration.

Deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Awards are made twice yearly, at fall and spring CERIS meetings.

Amount of Funding:

The maximum grant amount is $500.00. Because of the limited availability of funds, smaller requests may be more likely to be funded.

Application Deadline:

Rolling

Purpose:

The Global Studies Center is granting funds for students enrolled in the certificate or BPHIL program, to travel to support presenting at, or attending conferences, workshops or symposium, or for conducting research related to their global focus. The funds are limited to travel in the United States and must be expended by June 30th.

Eligibility:

Global Studies students enrolled as full or part-time graduate and undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh and students from Pitt’s regional campuses pursuing international studies are eligible to submit a proposal (including international degree-seeking students).

Awardees must be enrolled at the University of Pittsburgh when applying and when using the award.

Only one Global Studies Travel Fund award per student per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) is allowed.

Evaluation Criteria:

Funds will be allocated using the following criteria:

Are the activities proposed appropriate to the student’s academic focus?
Will the activities lead to or conclude a larger overall agenda?
Is the proposed budget reasonable for the activities proposed?

Allowable Expenses:

Ground and air transportation
Lodging and meal expenses
Conference registration fees

Non Allowable Expenses:

Travel expenses for individuals other than the applicant
Equipment
Membership fees
Tuition or course fees
Travel and living expenses for non-research or activities not related to the student’s focus area

Grantee Obligations:

Grantees are required to submit receipts for reimbursement, and a report (no more than 150 words) explaining the use of the funds and the outcomes of the supported activity no later than one month after the activity is completed. Students will not be reimbursed without submitting receipts incurred for travel. Failure to submit a final report will disqualify the GSC Travel funds recipient from future GSC funding competitions.

The supplemental tuition remission will cover the equivalent of one to five credits of language study. Students must be studying one of eight less commonly taught languages (LCTL): Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Swahili, and Turkish. Along with the language study, awardees will be expected to take at least one Global Studies area course each semester of the award. The scholarship amount will be credited to the student’s PeopleSoft account. The award is available fall, spring and summer terms.

ExampleGSPIA student who carries 12 credits and wants to take a five -credit Arabic course. In this case, the award would cover a maximum of two credits of tuition remission.

12 credits towards major (including one Global Studies course)
5 credits in Arabic
17 total credits (15 full-time tuition credits through tuition; 2 credits covered by GSC tuition remission)

Requirements

  1. Enrolled as a full graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh (A&S and/or professional schools).
  2. Enrolled in one of nine LCTL languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, Persian (Farsi), Portuguese, Swahili, and Turkish.
  3. Successful completion or proficiency equivalent to completing four semesters of college-level instruction in a commonly taught language or less commonly taught language. 
  4. Minimum QPA: 3.5
  5. Enrollment in the GSC graduate certificate program.

Global Studies Student Ambassador (FALL Term)

For students (graduate or undergraduate) currently enrolled in one of the Global Studies Center's academic programs.  The Global Studies Student Ambassador (GSSA) Fellowship pays a partial term's tuition, and involves partnering closely with the GSC over the course of the academic year or term. Winners will be expected to begin their Fellowship within the first week of the Fall term. The Fellowship amount will be credited to the student's PeopleSoft account.  Student Fellows will be required to contribute to GSC activities for 10 hours per week during the term by assisting with guest lectures, films and weekend outreach workshops, student recruitment, and other special projects.


Information Specialist Intern

Open to any student currently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh. The intern will assist GSC administrators with website site updating and development; technical support; technical consultation; information processing and management of Chromebooks. A complete description of the activities is available. The internship will require 10-15 hours per week. The Information Specialist Intern will receive partial tuition remission that will be credited to the student's PeopleSoft account for the awarded academic term.
Students must be able to demonstrate professional work etiquette including: strong interpersonal, public speaking, and writing skills, and ability to work independently, arrive promptly and take initiative.   

Publications/Public Relations Intern

Open to any student currently enrolled in the University of Pittsburgh. The intern will help with the various publications produced by the Center, including an annual report, publicity materials, and newsletters. The intern will have the opportunity to write public relations copy, create articles, and engage with staff on multiple projects with an international and educational focus. The internship position will require excellent written and oral communication skills. The intern must be knowledgeable in the Adobe Creative software suite, specifically InDesign and Photoshop, and ideally will have an understanding of web content and design. The internship will require 10-15 hours per week. The Publications/Public Relations Intern will receive partial tuition remission that will be credited to the student's PeopleSoft account for the awarded academic term.

Film Production Intern

The intern will be responsible for editing and completing videos for GSC’s Global Issues Rapid Response Series; for filming and editing student narrative clips, guest lectures and GSC promotional videos; and for arranging online teleconferencing.  Student must be trained in film production and editing and demonstrate ability to produce short film clips.  He or she will need to perform other related duties as needed. The intern should have basic knowledge of film and video platforms; be self-directed and reliable; and have the ability to work independently. The internship will require 10-15 hours per week. The Film Production Intern will receive partial tuition remission that will be credited to the student's PeopleSoft account for the awarded academic term.

Application
To apply, submit the following materials:
  1. Completed Application Form, including working e-mail and phone number where you can be contacted to arrange an interview.
  2. Cover letter explaining the ways in which you are qualified and the reasons you want this fellowship
  3. Curriculum Vitae, including relevant work and course experience
  4. Most recent transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)



Due Monday February 19, 2018

The Asian Studies Center is pleased to announce the competition for Graduate and Undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLASF) for the University of Pittsburgh Summer 2018.

The FLAS Fellowships are authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are administered by the United States Department of Education. The purpose of the FLAS Fellowship program is: “To assist in the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies, to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency, and to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.” As such, these fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.

Requirements

1. The language program must consist of at least 140 hours for intermediate courses; 120 hours for advanced level courses.

2. The language program must last a minimum of 6 weeks.

3. The course must be taken for a letter grade that is based on tests administered during the course.

The Asian Studies Center will award FLASFs to at least five graduate and or undergraduate students for an intensive program of language study in Chinese, Korean, or Japanese. Students must have completed at least one year of the language to be eligible to apply. The study program is to provide the fellowship recipient with the equivalent of one academic year of foreign language study.

The summer FLAS Fellowship provides awardees with $5000 towards tuition and fees in addition to a stipend of approximately $2,500. The Fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources.

Applicants will be notified of award decisions by the end of March.

The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian and East European Studies will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site at the Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute in June – July 2018. Funded projects must focus on the teaching and learning of one or more of the following priority languages: Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish, and Ukrainian. Other languages that are taught at the SLI may be included in a project proposal in addition to these priority languages; see www.sli.pitt.edu for the complete list of language courses offered. Applicants may propose to be in residence in Pittsburgh for either all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects. 

Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive campus-based summer language institute, while not placing excessive demands on the time of SLI instructors or students. Projects involving the development of online language instructional materials are of particular interest, but other types of projects that make significant contributions to language teaching and learning will also be considered. Successful applicants will be responsible for obtaining IRB approval or exemption for research projects involving human subjects and for obtaining the informed consent of research subjects, if applicable, before starting to work on their projects. 

LTLR grant recipients will be expected to submit a report of their research results to REES by October 2018; to acknowledge REES and the SLI as sponsors in any publications based on their funded projects; and to make their research products (including raw data, if possible) available for dissemination to other language instructors and scholars on a University of Pittsburgh website.


Eligibility:
Applicants must hold a master’s or doctoral degree in an academic field related to foreign language education or be enrolled in a relevant graduate degree program. As REES and the SLI are unable to provide mentors to supervise research projects, applicants must demonstrate the ability to conduct self-directed research by presenting evidence of academic publications or other documentation of their capacity for independent work. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 1, 2018.