Asia Center Faculty Research Grant
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com before submitting an application.
Harvard University is closely monitoring the coronavirus outbreak and based on the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of State, is strongly discouraging travel to China until further notice.
The Asia Center will continue to consider applications for travel grants from students and faculty as usual, but please note that any funding decisions for travel to China will be provisional and contingent on a change to Harvard's current recommendation.
Please note the series of deadlines:
Applications received by Friday, October 11, 2019 will be reviewed by Thursday, November 7, 2019
Applications received by Friday, November 8, 2019 will be reviewed by Thursday, December 5, 2019
Applications received by Friday, January 10, 2020 will be reviewed by Thursday, February 13, 2020
Applications received by Friday, February 14, 2020 will be reviewed by Thursday, March 12, 2020
Applications received by Friday, March 13, 2020 will be reviewed by Thursday, April 16, 2020
Friday, February 14, 2020 12:00 am
Please submit the following by email to Jorge Espada at firstname.lastname@example.org:
• 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