Global Studies is pleased to offer $3000.00 in tuition remission for students enrolled in one of Pitt's Panther Program in Summer 2020  taking courses that count towards a  Global Studies certificate, Global Health certificate or a BPHIL/IAS/Global Studies. First priority will be given to students enrolled in one of two undergraduate certificates offered by the Global Studies Center. (www.ucis.pitt.edu/global)

Applications must include:
Completed Submittable form
Updated CV
One letter of recommendation
A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing how this study abroad experience ties into your your academic goals and career interests.

The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies welcomes opportunities to co-sponsor campus and off-campus events that align with our mission and our research priorities (https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/crees/about). Requests are accepted on a rolling basis, and we encourage submissions early in the academic year. Our limited budget permits us to match funds, typically up to $300 for single events and up to $500 for larger events focusing on foreign language and area/international studies that expand our existing programming.  Submissions from units or individuals with ideas for larger-scale collaborations are also welcome.  

Requests for support should briefly explain the event’s intellectual connection to REEES’s mission and priorities, its anticipated audience and impact, and the proposed schedule.  All requests should be submitted via this form. For inquiries, please contact REEES Associate Director Zsuzsanna Magdo at zsuzsannamagdo@pitt.edu.  We will respond to all submissions within one week of receipt. Applicants are responsible for organizing travel, publicity, reimbursements, and the collection of attendance figures for the events REEES co-sponsors. 

The Asian Studies Center will bring up to 6 students on a trip to Washington D.C. April 3-5. Lodging and transportation to D.C. will be provided. Students are responsible for some meals. Students attending the trip must commit to attending all 4 networking sessions and the alumni meet and greet.

Preference will be given to:

Asian Studies Certificate students

Students at Suitable level 3 and above

Students with Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student standing


Please apply before February 28th.

 Non-competitive grants are for non-tenure stream, tenure stream, and full time Japan Studies faculty in EALL, the East Asian Library, or a part of the Japan Council at the University of Pittsburgh, Oakland Campus. 


There are five restricted grants that Japan Studies faculty are eligible to apply for:


Travel to AAS or another major conference (open only to Japan Council members)

Language Maintenance Fund (open only to Japan council members)

ACTFL and Assessments

Library Faculty Travel

Library and A/V Resources for East Asian Library


Be sure to specify which grant you wish to apply for in the application form.


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. You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget. 

3. The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here

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.  

     You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget.

3. The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here

4. The ASC Event Request Form available here

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.  

You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget and upload it where appropriate. 

3. The Japan Studies Request Form available here. 

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. You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget and upload it where appropriate. 

3. The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here

Due Dec. 6, 2019

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 Japanese Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals. 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 are eligible to apply for up to $5000 for one year of research, and up to $10,000 to be used over two years. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year. 


Applicants must include:

  • Application form
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.  You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget.  
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
  • The Japanese Studies Funding Request Form available here 

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 24, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

Submission Guidelines

Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019

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 cities in transformation) 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 (Henry Luck, hel47@pitt.edu) by May 15, 2020, and expend all event-related funds by June 15, 2021.
  • 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 GSC Associate Director Veronica Dristas (dristas@pitt.edu / 412-624-2918).


  

This award will pay for up to five students to travel to Boston to attend the Japanese Language Boston Career Forum, the world’s largest job fair for Japanese and English speakers. Students will be required to attend a planning meeting for the grant, and will be asked to do up to three hours of service about the forum.

The Boston Career Forum runs from November 1-3. Travel and hotel will be arranged by the Asian Studies Center. Students will need to pay for their food and other expenses beyond hotel, flight, and one organized group dinner.

For more information about the Boston Career Forum and to register for the event, see https://careerforum.net/en/event/bos/

Award amount- airfare and hotel for two nights

Deadline: September 20th 2019

Eligibility: Full time Pitt students

Students must

· Have completed at least one year of college level Japanese

· Register for the Boston Career Forum before the application deadline.

· Commit to attending one pre-departure meeting and up to three hours of service related to the Boston Career Forum on return.

Preference will be given to students:

· In their final year of undergraduate work or are graduate students

· Who have achieved at least intermediate proficiency in Japanese

· Who are Asian Studies Certificate or IDMA students

· Who have completed a Japanese Language resume 

The ASC student group funding request 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 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 $300 (domestic, Canada, and Mexico) and up to $600 (international, Hawaii) for travel related to presentation of China or Chinese Studies-related conference papers. Graduate Students at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.


Students 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.

4. a recommendation letter from their advisor

This grant provides up to $300 (domestic, Canada, and Mexico) and up to $600 (international, Hawaii) for travel related to presentation of South Asia-related conference papers. Graduate Students at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.


Students 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.
4. a recommendation letter from their advisor

This grant provides up to $300 (domestic, Canada, and Mexico) and up to $600 (international, Hawaii) for travel related to presentation of Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific -related conference papers. Graduate Students at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.


 Students 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.
 4. a recommendation letter from their advisor

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

7. A Japan Studies Funding Request Form (found here)

Due February 14, 2020

The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship in China and 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
  • 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 February 14, 2020
The Thomas and Evelyn Rawski Graduate Fellowship in China and Chinese Studies is an up to $10,000 graduate student research scholarship that can be used to support well conceptualized research in or about China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or the Chinese diaspora community toward the end of a completed research product. Research products can include: conference presentations, journal articles, book publications/contracts, policy white papers, completed dissertations or other public distribution of scholarship. Strong priority will be give to Asian Studies students.

 Applications must include:
 

  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from the student's primary advisor)
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words describing the proposed research, importance to the field, research plan, and planned distribution of research (as specifically as possible).
  • Detailed budget for the proposed research

 

Due December 8, 2019

$6000 Graduate Student- Faculty research partnerships which will support collaborative research between a faculty member and a graduate student. The faculty member and graduate student will commit to meeting during the Spring semester as preparation for graduate summer research. They will commit to produce a product during the Fall semester after the award. Graduate students will be awarded $5000 and their faculty partner will be awarded $1000 to complete the research project.
 Applications must include:

  • Completed submittable form
  • Updated CVs for both Graduate Student and Faculty Partners
  • Student-Faculty research proposal that explains their research partnership and defines in detail their Spring semester research plan, the summer research proposal, and the expected outcome of the collaboration for both parties.  
  • Detailed budget for the proposed research

  
 

Due February 14, 2020

This grant provides partial support for travel related to pre-doctoral research in and about China. 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 March 18, 2020
This grant provides partial support for travel related to pre-doctoral research in and/or about South Asia. Priority is given to first-time applicants who are in their early stage of dissertation research. Priority is also given to students in a doctoral program, although MA students may apply.


Students will need to fill out the attached form and upload the following:
A 1200 word project proposal that outlines: the questions you seek to answer, the methods you will use to address them, your preparation to carry out proposed research, a timeline for completion of proposed research activities, and the format in which you plan to present results 


A brief letter of support from the applicant's advisor. 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)


A current CV or Resume

Due March 18, 2020
 This grant provides partial support for travel related to pre-doctoral research in and/or about Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific. Priority is given to first-time applicants who are in their early stage of dissertation research. Priority is also given to students in a doctoral program, although MA students may apply.


Students will need to fill out the attached form and upload the following:
A proposal to the Southeast Asian and Pacific Studies Faculty Board, 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 advisor. 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)


A current CV or Resume
Students will also need to bring in a copy of their current transcripts.

Due February 14, 2020

The China and Chinese 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 Chinese 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
  • 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 February 14, 2020

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 February 14, 2020

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 Japanese Studies 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
  •  TOEFL scores (if applicable)

Due February 14, 2020

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 (to be submitted to the ASC advisor in hard copy)
  • 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.


Due February 14, 2020

This scholarship provides an up to $4000 award to a Pitt undergraduate student who has compiled a strong record in Japanese language (at least two years of study) and in area studies courses on Japan. 

  • Pitt Asian Studies Certificate undergraduate student
  • Strong record in Japanese language (2+ years of study) and area studies on Japan
  • Award preference for a student that 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 February 14, 2020

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 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
  • 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 February 14, 2020
The Japanese Studies Summer Non-language Study Scholarship is a $3500 award for undergraduate students to complete a summer study program in Japan. In order to be eligible for the Japanese Summer Study Scholarship- Non-Language, students must:
 

  • Be Pitt students studying at an approved program in Japan during the summer
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are Asian Studies Certificate students


 All applications must include:
 

  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (sent directly to Asian Studies Center)
  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.


Due February 14, 2020

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
  • 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 February 14, 2020

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. 


Due February 14, 2020
 

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a Pitt undergraduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate
  • Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

Applications must include:

  • Official transcripts (send directly to the Asian Studies Center)
  • Three letters of recommendation, with a preference for one from a language instructor
  • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives,  research interests, and plans for use of the award


Contact: Emily Rook-Koepsel

rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371

Due February 14, 2020

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.
Eligibility:
 

  • Applicant must be a Pitt graduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate
  • Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

 Applications must include:
 

  • Official transcripts (send directly to the Asian Studies Center)
  • Three letters of recommendation, with a preference for one from a language instructor
  • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives,  research interests, and plans for use of the award

 

Contact: Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371

Due February 14, 2020

 Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the summer.
Eligibility:

 

  • Applicant must be a Pitt graduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate
  • Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

  Applications must include:

 

  • Official transcripts (send directly to the Asian Studies Center)
  • Three letters of recommendation, with a preference for one from a language instructor
  • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives,  research interests, and plans for use of the award

  

 Contact: Emily Rook-Koepsel
 rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371

Due February 13, 2019

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the summer.
Eligibility:
 

  • Applicant must be a Pitt undergraduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate
  • Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

 Applications must include:
 

  • Official transcripts (send directly to the Asian Studies Center)
  • Three letters of recommendation, with a preference for one from a language instructor
  • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives,  research interests, and plans for use of the award

 

Contact: Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371

Due December 6, 2019

Faculty are eligible to apply for up to $2000 for Asia-related activities. This grant can be used for non-travel programming and research for all areas of Asia, and for research and conference travel for study areas of Asia outside China, Korea, and Japan. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year.  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.


Applicants must include:

  • Application form
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).

Due Dec. 6, 2019

This grant covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Chinese studies OR exploratory China Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals. 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 are eligible to apply for up to $2000 for one year of research. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year. 


Applicants must include:

  • Application form
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Chinese-language informants and sources they will use while in China.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).

Due Dec. 8, 2019
This fellowship of up to $5000 can be used to supplement ongoing research funds or to support summer research in or about China Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Chinese diaspora studies toward a well-defined research deliverable. 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.

Applicants must include:
 

  • Application form
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal of no more than 5 pages single spaced to include project statement of purpose, importance to the field, plan of research, and planned research deliverable (research deliverables can be conference presentations, journal articles, book publications/ contracts, policy white papers, or other public distribution of scholarship
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2019, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).


Due Dec. 6, 2019

This grant covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Korean studies OR exploratory Korean Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals. 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 are eligible to apply for up to $2000 for one year of research. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year. 


Applicants must include:

  • Application form
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).

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 use an interdisciplinary approach that is transnational in scope to complement GSC programming, seed future initiatives, and/or complement certificate concentrations.
  • 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 AY2020-21 ($10,000) by June 15, 2021; and all funds for AY2021-22 ($30,000) by June 15, 2022.

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 Sunday, March 1, 2020.

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.

This scholarship provides up to $4000.00 in tuition remission for Pitt undergraduates accepted in either the Spring 2020 Pitt In London Global Engagement Program or the 2020 Summer Pitt Global Health Program in Botswana (pending final approval). First priority will be given to students enrolled in one of two undergraduate certificates offered by the Global Studies Center. 

Applications Due November 10, 2019 for Spring 2020 Pitt in London Global Engagement Program.

Applications must include:

  • Completed Submittable form
  • Official Transcript
  • Updated CV
  • One letter of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing how this study abroad experience ties into your your academic goals and career interests. 

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?


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.


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 February 14, 2020

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 2020. 

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 three graduate and or undergraduate students for an intensive program of language study in Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, 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 middle of April.

Please note all students must submit copies of transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate programs attended to the Asian Studies Center either in hard copy or via email to rookkoepsel@pitt.edu


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