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Funding

Funding for Faculty
CAPS Small Professional Grants
CAPS Faculty Reading Groups
NRC Faculty Travel Grants to East Asia
NRC Language Instructor Travel Grants
NRC East Asia Course Infusion Grants
Oregon East Asia Network Grants

Funding for Students
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)
Freeman Internship Fellowships
CAPS Small Professional Grants for Graduate Students
EALL Research Travel Grants for Graduate Students
Japan America Friendship Fund Scholarship
Wegmann Scholarship for Chinese Studies

Conference/Speaker Funding
Jeremiah/NRC Lecture Series
Myung Sup Lim Lecture Series in Korean Studies
Yoko McClain Lecture Series in Japanese Studies
NRC Conference Proposals

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

FREEMAN INTERNSHIP FELLOWSHIP (for fall internships): 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.
Winter/spring internships: November 20, 2017
Spring/summer internships: February 20, 2018
Summer internships: April 20, 2018
Fall internships: July 20, 2018 and September 20, 2018

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.
Speakers in winter/spring: November 17, 2017
Speakers in summer/fall: April 6, 2018

MYUNG SUP LIM PUBLIC LECTURES: This lecture series honors the professional and personal legacy of Mr. Myung Sup Lim, founder of Optrontec, Korea’s foremost producer of optical components. Much as Optrontec endeavors to bring the world into focus with its pioneering optical technologies, this lecture series aims to bring the history and culture of Korea into focus.
Speakers in winter/spring: November 17, 2017
Speakers in summer/fall: April 6, 2018

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.
Speakers in winter/spring: November 17, 2017
Speakers in summer/fall: April 6, 2018

OREGON EAST ASIA NETWORK FUNDING: Awards of up to $400 are available in support of speakers and events within the Oregon East Asia Network (a network of Oregon institutions of higher education and community organizations). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications can be submitted online at this link.

CAPS SMALL GRANTS FOR FACULTY : 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.
Round 1: November 17, 2017
Round 2: April 6, 2018

CAPS SMALL GRANTS FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS: 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.
Round 1: November 17, 2017
Round 2: April 6, 2018

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.
Deadline: November 17, 2017

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.
Deadline: February 16, 2018

EALL RESEARCH TRAVEL GRANTS TO JAPAN: The UO’s Department for East Asian Languages and Literatures 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, 2018 and May 31, 2019. Because of the sources of funding for these awards, they are only available to students working on Japan.
Deadline: March 2, 2018

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.
Deadline: April 6, 2018

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.
Deadline: April 6, 2018

NRC CONFERENCE PROPOSALS: CAPS seeks proposals from UO faculty for annual public conferences related to the theme of the grant “National and Transnational East Asia.” Conferences must be open to the public. Funds can be used for travel and lodging for outside participants, keynote speaker honoraria, venue rental, and other expenses needed for organizing a successful public event. The NRC conference funding, up to $7,500, is intended to provide a financial foundation for conferences. It is expected that applicants will seek costshare from appropriate departments, centers, or external sources.
Deadline: April 6, 2018

NRC EAST ASIA COURSE INFUSION GRANTS: CAPS seeks proposals from UO Professional School faculty for integrating East Asia content (China, Japan, and Korea) into courses their courses. We encourage faculty to submit proposals for course development funding of up to $1,800 for courses that previously had no East-Asian component. The final course must demonstrate a minimum of 25% East-Asia-related content. Funds are awarded as a summer stipend.
Deadline: April 6, 2018

JAPAN AMERICA FRIENDSHIP FUND SCHOLARSHIP: The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures is pleased to offer about ten Japanese America Friendship Fund Scholarships for studying abroad in Japan during the summer of 2016. The scholarship is intended to provide assistance for students who will study Japanese language and culture in country. This fund is made possible by the generosity of the late University of Oregon Professor Emerita, Yoko McClain.
Deadline: April 6, 2018

WEGMANN SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHINESE STUDIES: Global Education Oregon is pleased to offer funding for undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences studying Chinese and accepted to a UO-sponsored study abroad program in China or Taiwan. The scholarship may be used to assist students with standard educational expenses including tuition, fees, books, supplies, room and board, and travel associated with the study abroad experience.
Deadline: April 10, 2018