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Funding

CAPS Small Professional Grants (Faculty)
CAPS Small Professional Grants (Graduate Students)
EALL Research Travel Grants (Graduate Students)
CAPS Faculty Reading Groups
Jeremiah/NRC Lecture Series
Yoko McClain Lecture Series in Japanese Studies
NRC Conference Proposals
NRC Faculty Travel Grants to East Asia
NRC Language Instructor Travel Grants
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
Freeman Internship Fellowships

CAPS offers funding opportunities and support to its faculty and students in four areas: professional development; reading interest groups; invitation of visiting scholars and guest lecturers; and FLAS Fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students. Preference will be given to those whose primary research focus is Asia, though others are welcome to apply.

CAPS of course continues to welcome grant activity by individual CAPS faculty. As in the past, the CAPS staff can offer assistance in developing and managing budgets for such activities.

SUMMARY OF FUNDING DEADLINES

November 13, 2013
JEREMIAH/NRC  PUBLIC LECTURES: Proposals will be accepted for speakers to visit the UO and deliver a public lecture on campus. We have funds to pay most expenses associated with the lecture, including honorarium, travel, publicity, reception, etc. The visitors must lecture on a topic related to Asia and/or the Pacific and be relevant to a public audience. This deadline is for proposals to bring speakers in winter or spring terms of this academic year.

YOKO MCCLAIN LECTURE SERIES IN JAPANESE STUDIES: The Yoko McClain endowment fund wishes to bring outstanding scholars to the UO campus from other highly regarded institutions to give lectures and/or seminars to augment the ongoing work by faculty in the Japanese Language and Literature program.  This fund will act as a lasting tribute to the life and work of Yoko McClain, which will help foster and promote scholarship within the discipline upon which she has had such an important impact.

CAPS SMALL GRANTS FOR FACULTY (round 1): Awards of up to $500 in support of the professional activities of CAPS faculty. Awards will be made for the following purposes: travel to conferences to present papers (once funds from the faculty member’s department have been exhausted), travel to library, museum, and archival collections; and expenses related to book and article production and publication.

CAPS SMALL GRANTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS (round 1): Awards of up to $500 in support of the professional activities of graduate students studying Asia. Awards will be made for the following purposes: travel to conferences to present papers, travel to library, museum, and archival collections; and expenses related to book and article production and publication.

CAPS READING GROUPS: Grants of $500 will be made to establish CAPS focused reading groups that meet to discuss articles and books on a topic within the CAPS fields. Application must be made by a group of no fewer than three CAPS faculty.

December 1, 2013
FREEMAN INTERNSHIP FELLOWSHIPS (round 1): With a growing number of young Americans graduating into careers that will engage them with colleagues in Asia, the Freeman Foundation seeks to assist colleges and universities in expanding opportunities for U.S. students to work as interns in East and Southeast Asia as part of their undergraduate or graduate studies.  The UO has been awarded a grant from the Freeman Foundation to award and administer these internship fellowships, which will provide stipends to UO student interns to offset travel and living expenses overseas.

February 1, 2014
FREEMAN INTERNSHIP FELLOWSHIPS (round 2): With a growing number of young Americans graduating into careers that will engage them with colleagues in Asia, the Freeman Foundation seeks to assist colleges and universities in expanding opportunities for U.S. students to work as interns in East and Southeast Asia as part of their undergraduate or graduate studies.  The UO has been awarded a grant from the Freeman Foundation to award and administer these internship fellowships, which will provide stipends to UO student interns to offset travel and living expenses overseas.

February 19, 2014
FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND AREA STUDIES (FLAS) FELLOWSHIPS: CAPS will administer the US Department of Education Academic Year and Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships in East Asian Studies. These fellowships cover tuition and fees and provide a living stipend. They are open to UO students who are US citizens and permanent residents studying Chinese, Japanese, and Korean in conjunction with area/international studies.

March 12, 2014
CAPS SMALL GRANTS FOR FACULTY (round 2): Awards of up to $500 in support of the professional activities of CAPS faculty. Awards will be made for the following purposes: travel to conferences to present papers (once funds from the faculty member’s department have been exhausted), travel to library, museum, and archival collections; and expenses related to book and article production and publication.

CAPS SMALL GRANTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS (round 2): Awards of up to $500 in support of the professional activities of graduate students studying Asia. Awards will be made for the following purposes: travel to conferences to present papers, travel to library, museum, and archival collections; and expenses related to book and article production and publication.

EALL RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS: The UO’s Department for East Asian Languages and Literature is offering graduate student travel awards to offset costs associated with research travel abroad, including contributing to airline ticket or research material expenses. These funds are designated for overseas research expenses and not intended to support conference travel. This funding cycle supports projects that will be conducted between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015. These awards will come from a variety of sources, including the Joan Bowman Siegel and Mark Siegel Fund and the Japan America Friendship Fund.

NRC FACULTY TRAVEL GRANTS TO EAST ASIA: The University of Oregon’s National Resource Center for East Asian Studies is offering travel awards of up to $2,000 in support of program development activities with institutions in East Asia. UO faculty and staff engaged in East Asian program building are eligible to apply. These travel awards are not intended for research; applicants must articulate how the proposed travel will enhance program development.

NRC LANGUAGE INSTRUCTOR TRAVEL GRANTS: The University of Oregon’s National Resource Center for East Asian Studies is offering travel awards of up to $800 in support of the professional activities of its instructors of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Travel can be used to present at professional conferences, attend pedagogy workshops, or conduct site visits to other campuses.

April 1, 2014
FREEMAN INTERNSHIP FELLOWSHIPS (round 3): With a growing number of young Americans graduating into careers that will engage them with colleagues in Asia, the Freeman Foundation seeks to assist colleges and universities in expanding opportunities for U.S. students to work as interns in East and Southeast Asia as part of their undergraduate or graduate studies.  The UO has been awarded a grant from the Freeman Foundation to award and administer these internship fellowships, which will provide stipends to UO student interns to offset travel and living expenses overseas.

May 14, 2014
JEREMIAH/NRC  PUBLIC LECTURES: Proposals will be accepted for speakers to visit the UO and deliver a public lecture on campus. We have funds to pay a portion of the expenses associated with the lecture, including honorarium, travel, publicity, reception, etc. The visitors must lecture on a topic related to Asia and/or the Pacific and be relevant to a public audience.  This deadline is for proposals to bring speakers in fall or winter terms of the next academic year.

YOKO MCCLAIN LECTURE SERIES IN JAPANESE STUDIES: The Yoko McClain endowment fund wishes to bring outstanding scholars to the UO campus from other highly regarded institutions to give lectures and/or seminars to augment the ongoing work by faculty in the Japanese Language and Literature program.  This fund will act as a lasting tribute to the life and work of Yoko McClain, which will help foster and promote scholarship within the discipline upon which she has had such an important impact.