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Funding

Funding for Faculty
CAPS Small Professional Grants
CAPS Faculty Reading Groups

Funding for Students
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
CAPS Funding for Student Group Co-sponsorships

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

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 22, 2018
Spring/summer internships: February 21, 2019
Summer internships: April 22, 2019
Fall internships: July 22, 2019 and September 23, 2019

JEREMIAH 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 16, 2018
Speakers in summer/fall: April 5, 2019

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 16, 2018
Speakers in summer/fall: April 5, 2019

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 16, 2018
Speakers in summer/fall: April 5, 2019

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 16, 2018
Round 2: April 5, 2019

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 16, 2018
Round 2: April 5, 2019

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 16, 2018

CAPS FUNDING FOR STUDENT GROUP CO-SPONSORSHIPS: CAPS will provide co-sponsorship funding of up to $100 per year at the request of UO student groups. Requests must be for events or programming that fits the CAPS mission statement and involves Asia and/or the Pacific region.
Deadlines:
Fall term: October 15, 2018
Winter term: January 15, 2019
Spring term: April 15, 2019

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

 

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 5, 2019

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.