GSC Interdisciplinary Cluster grants will facilitate interdisciplinary faculty groups ("clusters"), exploring and developing new collaborations that will become self-sustaining through internal or external support. These "starter" grants are easy to apply for and are intended to encourage global and transnational research -- conferences, workshops, edited volumes, journals, websites or other digital resources, NEH summer seminars, or other projects -- that aligns with the Center's mission and its current research initiatives.

Clusters of faculty and graduate students representing at least three distinct disciplines may apply. The PI must be a full-time or part-time tenure- or appointment-stream faculty member. The PI must also be a Center affiliate, but not all group members need to be affiliated at the time of application.

Faculty and Graduate students can receive up to $3,000 per cluster, with the possibility of a renewal for a second year. Grants include basic administrative and logistical support (such as setting up meetings, reserving rooms, booking travel, paying honoraria, etc.). Any unspent monies will be returned to the GSC at the end of the grant period.

While renewal is possible, it cannot be guaranteed, and renewals will be limited to projects with a clear and promising plan for securing further funding.

Deadline: Rolling, while funds last.

Application: Please submit the following as a single PDF document: 

1. A cover sheet including:

a. the names, ranks, and units of the PI and the research cluster members;

b. the title and an abstract (max 150 words) of the proposed cluster / project;

c. the amount of support requested;

d. other sources/amounts of potential/secured funding.

2. A project description (1,000 words max.): 

a.  describing the purpose of the cluster;

b. explains the proposed activities of the cluster;

c. relates the connection to the GSC’s mission and/or research initiatives;

d. describes plans for future funding and support.

3. A simple budget that explains how the requested funds (and any matching or supplemental funds) will be used.

4. The PI’s current CV (8 pages max)

5. Clusters seeking renewal must include a 500 word report (max.) on the previous year’s activities and justify how a further year of support is likely to result in the project becoming self-sustaining.

The GSC Engaged Learning grants encourage faculty to devise innovative projects for engaged student learning in global studies. GSC will award engaged learning grants to faculty members who conceive projects that involve students in innovative learning experiences outside the classroom (whether as part of a course or through independent programs, internships, etc.). These experiences might include trips, research projects, simulations, competitions, internships, community-engaged learning opportunities, or work on other programs or projects that engage students in nontraditional ways of learning about the global.

Full-time and part-time tenure- and appointment-stream faculty affiliates may apply for a maximum of $1,500 per grant.

Application: Please Submit as a single PDF document:

1. A cover page including:

a. The faculty member’s name, rank, and unit;

b. A short (150 word) description of the proposed project.

2. The faculty member’s CV.

3. A 1000-word (max.) description of the project and its connection to global learning. Please be specific about the number of students involved, what they will do and learn, and how the project will be organized and implemented. The statement should also make clear why the faculty members is qualified to lead or oversee the project (such as past experience, expertise, networks, etc.).

Note: if more than one faculty member is collaborating, please list the information in item 1a for each. Only the lead faculty member need submit a CV.


The GSC will support  faculty working on research projects related to one of the GSC themes of global health, human rights/human security, and inequalities.

Full-time and part-time tenure- and appointment-stream faculty affiliates may apply for a maximum of $2,000 per grant. 

The deadline for this grant is rolling, while funds last.

Please submit the following components as a single PDF document

1. Statement of Purpose

2. Project Proposal, which includes the methodologies/ resources to be examined and the expected outcomes/ relation to the projects longer term efforts. 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,  examples of questionnaires, list of field contacts, etc. 

3. Budget Proposal: Please provide an estimated budget for the proposed activity. See grant guidelines for allowable expenses. Indicate all actual or anticipated matching contributions from other sources. Include all major budget items regardless of fund. Further, include the total budget cost, the total funding requested from the GSC, and the start and end dates by which the funding is needed.

4. Curriculum Vitae

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 (Mr. Henry Luck, hel47@pitt.edu) by May 15, 2021.  Funds must be spent or transferred by June 15, 2021.

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 Mr Luck.

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.

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.


The European Studies Center (ESC), as part of its Jean Monnet European Union Center of Excellence (JMEUCE) Grant from the European Union, and based upon consultation with the ESC’s Faculty Advisory Board, announces its theme for the 2020-2021 academic year and invites proposals from faculty for events organized around this theme: Creating Europe.

Throughout the 2020-2021 academic year, the ESC will offer and support interdisciplinary programming that addresses the theme of creation or creativity in a European context. The Year of Creating Europe invites comparative and transnational approaches to understanding historical and contemporary Europe.  

2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, which proposed the creation of a European Coal and Steel Community – a precursor for what would become the European Union. As French foreign minister, Robert Schuman, made clear, however “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity.” Even before 1950, Europe was never made all at once or according to a single plan. The geographic, intellectual, ideological, and discursive boundaries of “Europe” have shifted and continue to shift. The “European Project,” as many refer to European integration, navigates centuries of state- and regionally-centered histories and identities in its attempt to create cohesion. Many previous national and supranational entities have attempted to chart a similar course, with varying degrees of success. 

Inspired, therefore, by both the promise and the limitations of the EU’s official motto, “United in Diversity,” supported programming may consider the historical roots or contemporary challenges to defining the geographical borders of Europe and what it means to be European, how those definitions have changed over time, or how different definitions are mobilized by different groups. In addition,  the theme should encompasses the act of creating, and sponsored programming may also address creative expressions (in the arts, architecture, literature, film) or the creation of a creative/culture industry within Europe, whether in the past or today. Of course, proposals for programs that explore the intersection of creating and the creative are also welcome.

The theme invites broad interpretation.  Proposals from all disciplines are welcomed and encouraged. Projects that link the ESC theme of Creating Europe to the Provost’s Year of Engagement initiative for AY 2020-2021 are encouraged (ESC funds can be used toward the match funds required by the Provost’s Office).

Faculty are invited to submit proposals for visitors, events, lectures, symposia, colloquia, films, pop-up courses, interviews, or videoconferences that relate to the theme “Creating Europe.” Selected proposals will receive funds for programming (we encourage the use of ESC funds as matching funds, whenever possible) and staff support to identify, invite, and organize speakers. We recognize that many programs in AY21 will of necessity be virtual, so please consider both virtual and in-person options in your proposals.

Available funding includes:

  • Small      grants (up to $1,000) are available to provide matching funds which      can be combined with funding from other sources to carry out the proposed      event. 
  • Separate      funding ($1,500 plus fringe) is available to instructors interested in      teaching a Pop-Up Course related to the theme and the      region. Pop-Up Courses are one-credit hour courses conducted in any format      (meeting weekly, over the course of one weekend, or something in between)      that offer students and faculty the opportunity to explore a topical      subject in real time in more detail than might otherwise be possible in a      regular course offering. Faculty      who receive funding from the ESC to support the teaching of a pop-up      course will also receive staff support (coordinating with staff in the      relevant department/school) and promotion of the course through the ESC      channels. Additional funding exists for class materials or guest speakers      to enhance the course. 
  • In      addition, the ESC is seeking faculty proposals for a series of      interviews of European artists, filmmakers, writers, or other creative      individuals working in or on the peripheries of Europe and exploring      themes related to identity or what it means to be European. Faculty      interested in identifying subjects and conducting a virtual interview should      submit their ideas to Jae-Jae Spoon or Allyson Delnore. Each interview conducted will then be      edited and presented as part of a regular series on “Creating in Europe.” Faculty contibutors will receive      administrative staff support from the ESC (including issuing formal      letters of invitation, scheduling the interview, technical support,      editing, promotion and distribution) as well as an honorarium for the      interviewee. 

To apply, please complete a short application on the Submittable platform. You will be asked to submit a budget proposal. A sample budget template is available for you to use (not required). Proposals will be reviewed starting June 1st and new proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are depleted. 

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 Feb. 5 2021  

This grant funds Japanese studies research. The grant can cover air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses, as well as research expenses whether the project is done in the US or in Japan 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 

  

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 supporting speakers, conferences, and other academic events for the Pitt community. 


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 conference related expenses to present a China-related conference paper. 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 conference related costs to present 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 conference related expenses to present a South Asia-related conference paper. 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 conference related expenses to present a Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific -related conference paper. 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 conference related to the presentation of Japan-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 18, 2021

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 18, 2021
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 given 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 Feb. 18, 2021

$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 18, 2021

This grant provides partial support for pre-doctoral research in and about China. Priority is given to first-time applicants who are in their early stage of dissertation research. Priority for this grant is also given 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 February 18, 2021
This grant provides partial support for research 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 February 18, 2021
 This grant provides partial support for research 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 18, 2021

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 August 30, 2021
The Korean Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship is designed to support graduate or undergraduate students with a focus on Korean Studies at University of Pittsburgh. The scholarship provides up to $5000 in tuition remission. In order to be eligible for the Korean Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship, students must:
 

  • Have achieved at least intermediate proficiency in Korean or be enrolled in Korean language at any level
  • 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
  • Unofficial Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (submitted separately)
  • An updated CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests. 

 

Due August 30, 2020
 The South Asian Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship is designed to support graduate or undergraduate students with a focus on South Asian Studies at University of Pittsburgh. The scholarship provides up to $5000 in tuition remission. In order to be eligible for the South Asian Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship, students must:

 

  • Demonstrate an academic interest in South Asian Studies through courses, language study, or research focused on South Asia
  • 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
  • Unofficial Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (submitted separately)
  • An updated CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests. 

  
 

Due August 30, 2021
The Southeast Asian and the Pacific Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship is designed to support graduate or undergraduate students with a focus on Southeast Asian and the Pacific Studies at University of Pittsburgh. The scholarship provides up to $5000 in tuition remission. In order to be eligible for the Southeast Asian and the Pacific Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship, students must:


 

  • Demonstrate an academic interest in Southeast Asian and the Pacific Studies through courses, language study, or research focused on Southeast Asia and/or the Pacific
  • 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
  • Unofficial Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (submitted separately)
  • An updated CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests. 

  
 

Due February 18, 2021

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.


Due February 18, 2021

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 18, 2021

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
  • Preference will be given to programs other than the 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 18, 2021

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 18, 2021

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
  • Preference will be given to programs other than the 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 18, 2021

The Japanese Studies Summer Non-language Study Scholarship is a $3500 award for undergraduate students to complete a summer study program in Japan or focused on Japanese studies. 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 18, 2021

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 18, 2021

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) or $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 18, 2021
 

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 18, 2021

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 18, 2021

 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 18, 2021

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 February 5, 2021

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 Feb. 5, 2021

This grant covers research expenses, 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 Feb. 5, 2021
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 Feb. 5, 2021

This grant covers research expenses, 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 Korean-language informants and sources they will use while in Korea.
  • 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

The Global Academic Partnership (GAP) aims to strengthen interdisciplinary research and curriculum development on global themes at Pitt while enhancing international scholarly ties at the University of Pittsburgh and raising the international profile of the Institution. GAP awards support interdisciplinary research collaborations, curriculum development, student exchanges, and other scholarly endeavors that include the creation or development of meaningful and sustainable institutional partnerships with international universities, foreign governments, international organizations, NGOs, and/or think-tanks. Preference is given to projects that align with the Center’s research initiatives in Global Health, Migrations, Cities in Transformation, and Loss in the Anthropocene. This award is generously sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Center for International Studies.

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:

All tenure stream and appointment stream are eligible to apply. Entire proposal must be completed prior to submission. 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, accommodations, 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 AY2021-22 ($10,000) by June 15, 2022; and all funds for AY2021-22 ($30,000) by June 15, 2022.

Application Procedure

Complete the application form below and submit all required documentation as a single PDF:

1. 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.

2. Gather a current Curriculum Vitae for each key participating team member.

3. 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.

4. 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, 2021.

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)




 The University Center for International Studies (UCIS) is pleased to announce the competition for undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for the University of Pittsburgh 2021-22 Academic Year. The FLAS Fellowship is a prestigious award that enables the recipient to devote full time to undergraduate study. For AY 2021-22, the UCIS Centers that have been selected by the US Department of Education to distribute FLAS Fellowships are the Asian Studies Center (ASC); the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES); and the European Studies Center (ESC). For students with interests in these world regions,  the University of Pittsburgh will offer academic year instruction in the following FLAS-eligible languages: Arabic, Bosnian/ Croatian/ Serbian, Mandarin Chinese, Greek (Modern), Hebrew (Modern), Hungarian, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, and Vietnamese.

FLAS Fellowships are authorized under Title VI of the Higher Education Act and are administered by the US 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.” Therefore, these fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.

What is the FLAS Fellowship for Undergraduate Students?

The Academic Year FLAS Fellowship for undergraduate students provides awardees with a tuition scholarship of up to $10,000, in addition to a stipend of approximately $5,000. In some cases, the fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources. Students who have other sources of funding for the 2021-22 academic year should contact the appropriate center before applying for this fellowship. 

Applicants for FLAS awards will receive priority consideration if they are enrolled in a UCIS Undergraduate Certificate program offered by the center (ASC, ESC, or REEES) to which they are applying. If not enrolled at the time of application, FLAS recipients will be expected to enroll in the relevant center's certificate program once awarded. FLAS Fellowships are only given to students who have a minimum 3.0 QPA and will be studying a FLAS-eligible language at the intermediate level (second year) or above and taking at least one approved area studies course per term during AY 2021-22. Undergraduate students are not eligible for FLAS fellowships to study Spanish, German, or French. Important factors in the review of applications will include overall quality of the student’s academic record, relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study and career goals, and relevance of the target language to the understanding of a specific world region covered by the center making the FLAS award.

The application deadline is February 15, 2021 11:59 p.m. EST, and applicants will be notified of award decisions by the end of March. Fellowships are contingent on UCIS centers’ receipt of federal grant funds from the US Department of Education.

Please note all students must submit copies of transcripts from all undergraduate institutions to the relevant UCIS center to be considered for FLAS funding.

Due February 15, 2021

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 2021. 

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


The University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) will award up to two Language Teaching and Learning Research (LTLR) Grants for scholars to conduct research projects on-site or remotely at the Slavic, East European, and Near Eastern Summer Language Institute (SLI) in June – July 2021. 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 all or a portion of the two-month duration of the SLI, according to the needs of their projects. However, please note that applicants should be prepared to conduct their projects entirely remotely in the event that pandemic conditions prevent the 2021 SLI from offering in-person instruction, and/or if University of Pittsburgh restrictions on non-essential travel prohibit the use of grant funds to cover travel expenses in Summer 2021.

Applicants should propose projects that will take advantage of the unique environment and resources available at an intensive 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 REEES by October 2021; to acknowledge REEES 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 REEES 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 10, 2021.

UCIS