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

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

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

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

Preference will be given to 1) single-authored books, 2) followed by co-authored books, and 3) then edited books of essays and translations. In the case of 2) and 3), at least one of the authors, translators or editors must be an eligible member of the University of Pittsburgh faculty. It can be used by the author to pay for indexing or any other costs of preparing a manuscript for publication. 
This grant is a meant to support Japan Studies faculty in bringing speakers, conferences, and other academic events on to the Pitt campus. 

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

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

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

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

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

Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.

In addition to your application form, faculty must submit:

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

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

This grant is a 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 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
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.
Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship in Chinese Studies is designed to support graduate students who intend to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. The fellowship provides a full-time enrollment tuition remission and a generous stipend. In order to be eligible for the Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship, students must:
  • Have achieved at least intermediate proficiency in Chinese
  • Be an Asian Studies Certificate Student or be an incoming student with the intention of becoming an Asian Studies Certificate Student.
Applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from every undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. 

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

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

Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Mitsubishi Foundation Graduate Fellowship is designed to support graduate students  in Japanese Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.  The fellowship provides a full-time enrollment tuition remission and a generous stipend. In order to be eligible for the Mitsubishi Foundation Graduate Fellowship, students must:
  • Be graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Have achieved intermediate high proficiency in the Japanese language by the beginning of the award period
  • Be an Asian Studies Certificate Student, or plan to become one.
Preference is given to graduate students who have not had more than two Mitsubishi Foundation Graduate Fellowships. Fellowships cannot be deferred for any reason. Students cannot hold a Mitsubishi Fellowship concurrent with another grant or employment of any kind.

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

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

Applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • A detailed research project proposal (1200 words maximum)
  • A detailed research budget- please use the budget form attached here.
  • Three letters of reference, including one from the applicant's dissertation advisor
  • Transcripts from applicant's graduate and undergraduate education
  • Current CV
  • GRE scores and TOEFL scores (if applicable)
Due Friday January 26, 2018
The 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 Friday January 26, 2018
The Study in Japan Scholarship is meant to help defray the cost of a semester or year long study abroad program in Japan. The scholarships offers $5000 for one semester (fall or spring) of $10,000 for the academic year (fall and spring). 
  • Pitt Asian Studies Certificate undergraduate student
  • Strong record in Japanese language (2+ years of study) and area studies on Japan
  • Award can only be used at the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus during the academic year while the student is in residence at the Oakland campus.
Applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts
  • An updated CV
  • TOEFL scores (if applicable)
  • Two letters of recommendation, including one from a language instructor
  • A written statement of no more than 2000 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. 

Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship is a $5000 award for undergraduate students to complete an intensive summer language program. In order to be eligible for the Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship, students must:
  • Applicants must be Pitt students studying Japanese at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan during the summer
  • This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsbugh. (Other financial aid opportunities are available for that program.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
All applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a language instructor
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.
Due Friday January 26, 2018
The Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship is a $5000 award for graduate students to complete an intensive summer language program. In order to be eligible for the Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship, students must:
  • Applicants must be Pitt students studying Japanese at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan during the summer
  • This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsburgh. (Other financial aid opportunities are available for that program.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
All applications must include:
  • Completed submittable form
  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended
  • An updated CV
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from a language instructor, one of which should be from the applicant's advisor
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. Please specifically address the the relevance of language study to your graduate study.
  • GRE scores
Due Friday January 26, 2018
This grant provides partial support for travel related to pre-doctoral research in and about China, up to $600 for international travel research, and $300 for domestic travel research. Priority is given to first-time applicants who are in their early stage of dissertation research. This grant is available only to doctoral students.

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

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

A detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, supplies, and incidentals (such as museum fees if applicable, or the like)
Due Monday October 2, 2017, Confirmation of attendance if chosen due  Oct. 6

This grant pays the airfare and lodging costs for a trip to the Boston Career Forum Nov. 17-19, the largest career fair for Japanese- English bilinguals. Students are required to have completed at least two semesters of Japanese language with a C or higher. Preference will be given to students who will graduate in the next three semesters, and who have completed four semesters of Japanese language with a C or higher. Students will need to commit to attending a resume check session. If students choose not to attend to the job fair after committing (and without extenuating circumstances), they will be required to pay back the cost of the roundtrip airfare.

Students will need to fill out the attached form and upload the following:
Transcripts from all undergraduate and (if applicable) graduate programs including study abroad programs
An updated resume
Ends on November 12, 2017
Due Thursday November 9, 2017
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 Japan 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.
  • 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).
Ends on November 12, 2017
Due Thursday November 9, 2017
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).
Ends on November 12, 2017
Due Thursday November 9, 2017
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 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).
Ends on November 12, 2017
Due Thursday November 9, 2017
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).

Amount of Funding:

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

Application Deadline:

Rolling

Purpose:

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

Eligibility:

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

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

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

Evaluation Criteria:

Funds will be allocated using the following criteria:

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

Allowable Expenses:

Ground and air transportation
Lodging and meal expenses
Conference registration fees

Non Allowable Expenses:

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

Grantee Obligations:

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

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

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

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

Requirements

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

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.

Global Studies Student Ambassador (FALL Term)

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


Information Specialist Intern

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

Publications/Public Relations Intern

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

Film Production Intern

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

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



The Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian and East European Studies, and Global Studies Center are pleased to announce the competition for undergraduate Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLASF) for the University of Pittsburgh 2017-2018 Academic Year. The FLAS Fellowship is a prestigious award that enables the recipient to devote full time to undergraduate study. For AY 2017-18, the University of Pittsburgh will offer academic-year instruction in the following FLAS-eligible languages: Arabic, Bosnian/ Croatian/ Serbian (BCS), Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Persian (Farsi), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Swahili, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

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.” As such, 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 $10,000 scholarship 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 2017-18 academic year should contact the appropriate center before applying for this fellowship.

Students must be enrolled in a UCIS Undergraduate Certificate program in the respective FLAS-granting center (Russian and East European Studies, Global Studies, or Asian Studies) and have a minimum 3.0 QPA in order to qualify for an award. Fellowships are only given to students who will be studying a FLAS-eligible language at the intermediate level (second year) or above and taking at least one area studies course per term during AY 2017-18. Important factors in the review of applications will include the overall quality of the student’s academic record and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study. The application deadline is February 15, 2017, and applicants will be notified of award decisions by the end of March.

Due Monday February 19, 2018

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

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

Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guidelines

Allowable Expenses:

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

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

Other requirements:

Funding for GSC faculty grants is provided by the Office of the Provost; all spending must comply with University budgetary regulations. Arrangements for processing these funds must be made with the GSC UCIS Financial Administrator (Ms. Rose Wooten, rwooten@pitt.edu) by May 15, 2017, and the funds spent or transferred by June 15, 2017. Grant recipients are responsible for fully completing the Travel and Business Expense Form (T & B) and providing all applicable documentation, including original receipts, to Ms. Wooten. Recipients must acknowledge the assistance of the Global Studies Center and the Office of the Provost in any publication, film, or other product resulting from funds supported by your GSC grant.

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

  • how the funds were utilized;
  • a travel schedule (where you went and the dates spent at each locale);
  • what you accomplished.
The deadline for submissions is November 21, 2016.

Further details are available at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/funding_pittfaculty

Questions about the Domestic Travel Grants or the application process should be directed to 
Veronica Dristas (dristas@pitt.edu / 412-624-2918). 

Guidelines

NOTE. In AY2016-17, we would welcome applications with substantial coverage of regions or communities where the GSC less commonly taught languages (LCTL) are spoken: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian/Farsi, Portuguese, Swahili, and Turkish.

Budget: When preparing your budget, please follow these guidelines

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

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

Other requirements:

Funding for GSC faculty grants is provided by the Office of the Provost; all spending must comply with University budgetary regulations. Arrangements for processing these funds must be made with the GSC UCIS Financial Administrator (Ms. Rose Wooten, rwooten@pitt.edu) by May 15, 2017, and the funds spent or transferred by June 15, 2017. Grant recipients are responsible for fully completing the Travel and Business Expense Form (T & B) and providing all applicable documentation, including original receipts, to Ms. Wooten. Recipients must acknowledge the assistance of the Global Studies Center and the Office of the Provost in any publication, film, or other product resulting from funds supported by your GSC grant.

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

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

Further details are available at http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/funding_pittfaculty

Questions about the International Travel Grants or the application process should be directed to 
Veronica Dristas (dristas@pitt.edu / 412-624-2918).