Asia Center Faculty Research Grant
Please note that due to the financial uncertainty related to the pandemic, the Asia Center faculty grants program is on hold until further notice.
The Asia Center offers faculty research grants of up to $20,000 for single applicants and of up to $30,000 for teams, to support Harvard faculty research and travel on any topic related to East, South, or Southeast Asia.
Senior Faculty: Funded projects must involve more than one country or region of East, South, or Southeast Asia. Applications submitted by faculty members that approach the topic from more than one discipline are strongly encouraged and will receive priority.
Junior Faculty: Strong preference is given to projects that involve more than one country or region of East, South, or Southeast Asia. Applications submitted by faculty members that approach the topic from more than one discipline are strongly encouraged and will receive priority.
Please note that Asia Center faculty grant recipients are likely be asked to present on their funded activities as part of the Asia Center Seminar Series. Any funds not spent by the end of the timeframe specified in the proposal will revert to the Asia Center.
Preference for Asia Center faculty grants is given to ladder faculty as defined by the different Schools. Potential applicants from Harvard Medical School must contact Elizabeth Liao, Executive Director of the Asia Center (email@example.com) in advance to determine eligibility.
The Asia Center will consider small, off-cycle grants (up to $2,000) for projects that fall outside of the above categories. Please contact Jorge Espada at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting an application.
Please submit the following by email to Jorge Espada at email@example.com:
• AC Faculty Grant Application Form (available below)
• 3 to 5-page proposal, including research plans, the significance of the project to the field, the anticipated timeline, and expected outcomes
• CVs of all applying faculty members
• 1-page budget
• 1-page budget justification
Asia Center faculty grants are generously supported by:
The AB2000 Fund for Technology+Asian Studies
Jeffrey Cheah South-East Asia Studies Fund
T. Jefferson Coolidge, Jr. East Asian Fund
Carlos Cordeiro Asian Initiatives Fund
Ford East Asian Research Fund
Victor and William Fung Foundation Fund
Kin-chung Lam Morning Sun Fund
Andrew W. Mellon East Asian Fund
Thai Studies Fund
Dora and Y.L. Yang Fund