Asian / East Asian Studies
GRANTS / AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS
Award / Funder: NEAC Distinguished Lecture Series on Japan / The Association for Asian Studies AAS
Description: The Northeast Asia Council of the AAS (NEAC) solicits applications from two or more colleges or universities in the same region of the United States to invite a distinguished scholar of Japan to give public lectures on their campuses, to meet with teachers and students, and possibly to visit classes. Applications should be submitted jointly by two institutions which nominate the scholars they would like to invite. Institutions with few offerings or small programs on Japan are particularly encouraged to apply. The NEAC will provide a generous honorarium to the lecturer and will cover travel and lodging expenses. The institutions are expected to make all arrangements for the visit and to provide minor support locally.
Deadline: October 1 for the fall/winter awards.
Award / Funder: Japan Studies Grants / The Association for Asian Studies AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC)
Description: The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese studies designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan into the major academic disciplines. Grants are available in the following categories: Research Travel within the USA, Short-term Research Travel to Japan, Seminars on Teaching About Japan, Instructional Materials, Conference Panels and Speakers at Disciplinary Meetings, and Small Scholarly Conferences on Japanese Studies.
Deadline: October 1 for the fall/winter awards.
Award / Funder: Grassroots Exchange Program /The Japan Foundation – Center for Global Partnership
Description: CGP supports the exploration of common social issues through exchange of expertise and collaborative action among practitioners, researchers, and committed members of the general public in the United States and Japan. Through the US-Japan grassroots exchange projects, CGP envisions project participants to bring about positive changes in the activities of their organizations and beyond, to further develop and strengthen their networks, and to enhance understanding between citizens of both countries.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
Award / Funder: Intellectual Exchange Program / The Japan Foundation – Center for Global Partnership
Description: For policy-oriented projects related to traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy; global and regional economic issues; and role of civil society by an array of institutions from the United States and Japan, including non-profit organizations, universities, and think tanks as well as policymakers, scholars, and educators. Although the regular grant program cycle is closed, they have a second program for small “discretionary grants” of up to $10,000 which are given on a rolling basis. Concept papers should be submitted for these as well (with no deadline), followed by a more fleshed-out proposal (pending acceptance of the concept paper).
Award / Funder: Academic Exchanges – The United States-Indonesia Society
Description: These grants are awarded to promote academic and other exchanges between the two countries. USINDO Travel Grants are open to any person seeking to travel to Indonesia to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences. All U.S. and Indonesian citizens are welcome to apply. Student applicants must be enrolled in a degree program. The Society particularly welcomes applications from graduate and undergraduate students who are interested in the social sciences – economics, history, political economy, government, international relations and religious studies. However, USINDO will seriously consider applications in any field of study.
Deadline: March 1, June 1, Sepetember 1, and December 1.
Award / Funder: Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards to Honor Works for Addressing Racism and Diversity / Cleveland Foundation
Description: The Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards recognize books that have made important contributions to the understanding of racism and/or the appreciation of the rich diversity of human cultures. There are two awards, one for a work of fiction or poetry and one for a work of nonfiction, biography, or scholarly research. Only books written in English and published in the preceding calendar year are eligible. Plays and screenplays are not eligible, nor are works in progress. Manuscripts and self-published works are not eligible, and no grants are made for completing or publishing manuscripts.
Deadline: Submissions will be accepted September 1 through December 31, 2010
Award / Funder: Arts / Nathan Cummings Foundation
Description: Supports artistic practices, programs and policies that encourage cross-cultural and multidisciplinary collaborations, and give voice to the issues and experiences of underrepresented communities, in order to build a stronger society.
Deadline: Invited proposals due August 15th, but Letters of Inquiry accepted any time
Award / Funder: Film Projects – All Roads Seed Grant Program / National Geographic
Description: Funds film projects by and about indigenous and underrepresented minority-culture filmmakers year-round and from all reaches of the globe. The program seeks filmmakers who bring their lives and communities to light through first-person storytelling.
Deadline: Quarterly on the 15th of each March, June, September, and December.
Award / Funder: The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
Description: Grants for projects that investigate the contemporary condition, expand historical perspectives, or explore the future of architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society (Ex: publications, exhibitions, installations, conferences, films, new-media projects) Includes Production/Presentation Grants to individuals and organizations and Research/ Development Grants to individuals. Criteria for evaluation includes potential for promoting diversity in subject matter, participants, and audience. (Topics explored in past grants include African-American Architects, Racial Politics, Spatial Impact of Racial Subordination, and Landscapes of Race and Ideology)
Deadline: Individuals 09/15/2010.
Award / Funder: Poetry Society of America Annual Awards – George Bogin Memorial Award
Description: Established by the family and friends of George Bogin for a selection of four or five poems that use language in an original way to reflect the encounter of the ordinary and the extraordinary and to take a stand against oppression in any of its forms
Award / Funder: Cultural Exchange Fund / Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Description: The Cultural Exchange Fund is a travel subsidy program that assists U.S.-based presenters working to build partnerships and collaborations with international touring artists, companies, and their collaborators to promote the display of work by artists from around the world in its own cultural context. In promoting cross-cultural arts programming, Arts Presenters strongly encourages travel to the following locations (including but not limited to): the Middle East, Asia, Latin America, and Africa. Arts Presenters will award travel subsidies to individual presenters, presenting organizations, and to groups of presenters traveling to see the work of artists, companies, and/or to develop and advance projects with international artists and their collaborators. All applicants must be active members of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
Deadline: November 15, 2010
Award / Funder: National Geographic Society: Genographic Legacy Fund
Description: The Genographic Legacy Fund aims to empower indigenous and traditional peoples throughout the world by supporting community-driven projects directly preserving or revitalizing indigenous or traditional culture. Funded projects have included documenting a traditional language, oral history, or ceremony; creating culturally-specific educational materials and programs; establishing a local museum or archive; inter-generational knowledge sharing; and preserving significant sites and artifacts. Eligible projects must be community-driven and must show a strong level of local community involvement in their planning, governance, and implementation. Grants do not generally exceed US $25,000.
Award / Funder: Sociological Initiatives Foundation Grants Program
Description: The Sociological Initiatives Foundation was established in 1999 to support research that furthers social change, including language learning and behavior and its intersection with social and policy questions. The Foundation supports projects that address institutional rather than individual or behavioral change and/or research and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic issues that may be useful to specific groups and or communities. (e.g. literacy, language loss and maintenance, language policy, national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education, different language cultures). We look for projects that have an explicit research design and a concrete connection to public or community impact.
Deadline: Concept Applications are usually due in August, though the exact date changes each year.
Award / Funder: Cultural Contact Program / The Russell Sage Foundation
Description: To bring social science to bear more effectively on improving the quality of contact among the many racial and ethnic groups that make up American society. An example of past grant project: ‘Understanding and Improving Students’ Experiences in Racially Diverse College Settings’.
Deadline: Unless otherwise specified in the request for proposals in a particular research competition, the deadline for submissions to the November funding round is mid-August, and to the June round is mid-March.
Award / Funder: Short-Term Lecture and Research Fellowships in Pakistan 2010-11 – The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS)
Description: Applications are invited for short-term lecture and research fellowships for senior scholars at the post-doctoral level and for advanced graduate students at the pre-doctoral level. Duration of fellowships will be from one to five months. Fellows will be required to present a minimum of two lectures per month at approved host institutions (see Fellowship FAQ’s) or the AIPS centers in Islamabad or Lahore.. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and enrolled/employed full-time in an institution of higher education in the USA.
Deadline: September 1, 2010, and Jan 1, 2011
Award / Funder: Social Science Research Council – Abe Fellowship (for International Multidisciplinary Research on Global Concerns)
Description: The Abe Fellowship supports professional research in the social sciences or humanities on contemporary policy-relevant issues, especially those which promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between Japan and America. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. or Japan (or be able to demonstrate serious affiliations with research communities in the U.S. or Japan) and hold the terminal degree in their field by the start of their fellowship term. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or combination of the following three themes: (1) global issues, (2) problems common to industrial and industrializing societies, and (3) issues that pertain to US-Japan relations.
Award / Funder: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) – National Science Foundation
Description: This multi-year funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an estimated half of the 6000-7000 currently used human languages, this Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology. Funding will support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year project grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to projects involving fieldwork. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) will participate in the partnership as a research host, a non-funding role.
Award / Funder: Enduring Questions grant program – National Endowment for the Humanities
Description: The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day. The Enduring Questions program welcomes projects that respond to NEH’s new Bridging Cultures initiative. Such projects could focus on cultures internationally or within the United States. International projects might seek to enlarge Americans’ understanding of other places and times, as well as other perspectives and intellectual traditions. American projects might explore the great variety of cultural influences on, and myriad subcultures within, American society. These projects might also investigate how Americans have approached and attempted to surmount seemingly unbridgeable cultural divides, or examine the ideals of civility and civic discourse that have informed this quest.
Award / Funder: American Research in the Humanities in China Fellowship – American Council of Learned Societies
Description: This program is open to scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application. Applicants must submit a carefully formulated research proposal that reflects an understanding of the present Chinese academic and research environment. The proposal should include a persuasive statement of the need to conduct the research in China. Those submitting a joint proposal must apply individually. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars. Fellowship tenure is from four months to one year of continuous research in China.
Award / Funder: Radcliffe Institute Fellowships
Description: Radcliffe Institute fellowships are designed to support scholars, scientists, artists, and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields and in the creative arts. In recognition of Radcliffe’s historic contributions to the education of women and to the study of issues related to women, the Radcliffe Institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society. Applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. Women and men from across the United States and throughout the world, including developing countries, are encouraged to apply. The Radcliffe Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.
Deadline: The deadline for applicants in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is 1 October. The deadline for applicants in natural sciences and mathematics is 15 November.
Award / Funder: Spencer Foundation Civic Learning and Civic Action Initiative
Description: Supports research studies that examine the commitments, conditions, and contexts that stimulate and sustain civic action, as well as those that constrain or discourage it (influences of civic motivations and other psychological processes; influences of learning experiences and environments; and influences of social, political, cultural, historical, and other contextual influences on individual and group action)
Award / Funder: Fellowships for Scholars and Researchers – Japan Foundation New York
Description: In order to promote Japanese Studies, this program provides support to outstanding scholars in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.
Award / Funder: Institutional Project Support Program (IPS) – Japan Foundation New York
Description: To encourage innovative projects which emphasize institution building and sustainable contributions to the field of Japanese Studies in the US, the Japan Foundation is providing support to colleges, universities (or a consortia of colleges and universities), and academic organizations that play a central role in Japanese studies. The Japan Foundation is soliciting a request for proposals for the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Individual grants of up to $150,000 per year will be made to academic organizations that articulate convincing, multi-year proposals.
Award / Funder: Fellowship Program – The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS)
Description: AISLS fellowships support two to nine months of research in Sri Lanka by US citizens who already hold a PhD or the equivalent at the time they begin their fellowship tenure. Both scholars with little or no experience in Sri Lanka as well as specialists are encouraged to apply. Projects in all fields in the social sciences and humanities are eligible. Proposals in other areas that contribute to the understanding of Sri Lankan history, culture, or society are also invited. Applicants need not have prior research experience in Sri Lanka. Proposals will be judged on their quality, on the extent to which they fall into one of the targeted categories listed below, and on their potential to strengthen US scholarship on Sri Lanka and develop links between US and Sri Lankan scholars. All applications, including those from US citizens resident outside the United States, must address all three of these criteria.
Award / Funder: William F. Sibley Memorial Translation Prize – University of Chicago
Description: In keeping with William Sibley’s lifelong devotion to translation and to the place of literature in the classroom, up to three awards of $2500 each will be offered for the translation from Japanese into English of a work of fiction, poetry, or drama (including screenplays), or scholarship in literary studies, broadly understood. To encourage classroom use and comparative research, the winning entries will be published on the Center for East Asian Studies website. Submissions should be on the scale of short story rather than novel, on the one hand, but a body of poetry rather than single poems, on the other. Essays, reportage, and criticism are all genres for consideration. Retranslations of works previously translated, especially of premodern literature, may also be submitted.
Award / Funder: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study – Blakemore Foundation
Description: Blakemore Freeman grants are awarded to individuals pursuing professional, academic, or business careers that involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language. The grants fund a year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in other countries of East and SE Asia. Where there is no structured advanced-level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under terms set forth in the application instructions. The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses.
Award / Funder: East European Studies Program – American Council of Learned Societies
Description: A grant of $20,000 will be made to an individual or collaborative team for a research project on heritage speakers of an East European language in the United States. Heritage speakers constitute an untapped national resource for academic and policy research, but there has been little study of their special needs for bringing their linguistic skills up to a professional level.
Award / Funder: Travel Grant – The American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS)
Description: AIBS can provide funding for conference travel for the presentation of papers or organization of panels that include topics relevant to Bangladesh studies at scholarly conferences. We can provide up to $600 for travel to conferences within the United States, and up to $1500 for international travel. Applications are accepted at any time
Award / Funder: Travel Support – The American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS)
Description: AIPS can provide funding for conference travel for the presentation of papers or organization of panels that include topics relevant to Pakistan studies at scholarly conferences. AIPS can provide up to $600 for travel to conferences within the United States, and up to $1500 for international travel. Due to recent federal travel restrictions, funding cannot be provided for travel to Pakistan.
CALLS FOR PAPERS
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – American
Description: Panels include Chicas, Nǚhái, Batang babae: Girlhood in Contemporary Ethnic American Literature, Discourse on Democratic Identity & Freedom: Douglass, Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, The Early Black Atlantic: African Muslims and African Diasporic Narratives, Family Formations in Contemporary Multiethnic American Literature, Gender, Sexuality and New Perspectives in Asian American Literature and Cinema, Label Me Latina or Latino, No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature, Pan-American Immigration Narratives, ‘Savages we call them’: Imagining the Native in Early American Literature, Suddenly Everyone Has a Cherokee Great-Grandmother: Teaching Native Literatures, The Text of the Body: Art, Technology, Slavery. and Empire in the 19th century, Toni Morrison and Marilynne Robinson: Revisioning the American West
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) – Cultural Studies and Film
Description: Panels include Affects and Spaces in Latin American Cinema, Performance and Literature, Concepts of Identity in Post-colonial African Culture, Experimentation in Latin American Film, Figuring Diversity in the Cultural Imaginary, New Media and the Asian Diaspora, Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, Representations of Disability in Literature and Culture, Transnational Relations: Sexuality and Body Traffic across the Global Village
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – Transnational Literatures
Description: Panels include Canada and the African Diasporic Literary Imaginary, Intersections of language and culture: Sprachgemisch, métissage & code-switching, Journeys of the Bicultural Self: Narrative Geographies from the Middle East, Globalization and the Americas: Challenging Categories of Literary Production, ‘Only the Difficult Stimulates’: The Interplay of Opacities in Caribbean Lit, Post/Colonial Nostalgia in South Asian Literature, Traditional and Modern Medicine in Caribbean Literature
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: 42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Call for Papers – World Literatures (non-European)
Description: Panels include Arabic Studies: Challenges and Successes, Contemporary Fiction from the Middle East, Growing Up in China: the Coming of Age in Chinese Literature, Investigating the Scope of Persian/Iranian Literatures, Teaching Culture of Less-Commonly Taught Languages
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Joint National Conferences – National Association of African American Studies, National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies, National Association of Native American Studies, International Association of Asian Studies
Description: February 14-19, 2011 Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Joint National Conferences. Papers that relate to any aspect of the African and African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American or Asian experience should be submitted. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: literature, demographics, history, politics, economics, education, health care, fine arts, religion, social sciences, business and many other subjects.
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Joint Conference, Panel on institution building and democratic successor states in Asia
Description: “Institution-building in autocracies and the quality of democratic successor regimes in Asia” – Joint Conference of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and the European Consortium of Political Research (ECPR), Sao Paulo, 16-19 February 2011. Judged by the distribution of political regime types, Asia is the most heterogeneous region in the world. While a great number of regimes have remained authoritarian, the Third Wave of democracy spawned consolidated as well as unstable democracies. The panel is devoted to testing the hypothesis that the seeds of democratic consolidation can be sown already during authoritarianism. In particular, it is centered on the question if the institutionalization and formalization of authoritarian politics has aided the consolidation of democracies such as Taiwan and South Korea, while its absence is the root of instability in regimes such as Thailand and the Philippines. The panel is aimed at attracting both single case and comparative papers that strike a balance between empirical data (quantitative and qualitative) and relevant, critical and audacious general theoretical questions/debates. Fairness of geographical spread, gender and academic career level will be taken into consideration when selecting participants.
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: Social Justice / Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor
Description: The Editors of Studies in Social Justice invite submissions all year round. Studies in Social Justice is published twice yearly by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor. This electronic journal publishes articles on issues dealing with the social, cultural, economic, political, and philosophical problems associated with the struggle for social justice. This interdisciplinary journal aims to publish work that links theory to social change and the analysis of substantive issues. The journal welcomes heterodox contributions that are critical of established paradigms of inquiry. The journal focuses on debates that move beyond conventional notions of social justice, and views social justice as a critical concept that is integral in the analysis of policy formation, rights, participation, social movements, and transformations. Social justice is analysed in the context of processes involving nationalism, social and public policy, globalization, diasporas, culture, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, welfare, poverty, war, and other social phenomena. It endeavours to cover questions and debates ranging from governance to democracy, sustainable environments, and human rights, and to introduce new work on pressing issues of social justice throughout the world. Nicole A. Noël, Journal Manager, Studies in Social Justice, University of Windsor. Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4; tel: 1 519 253-3000 ext. 3492 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsor / Organizer / Event / Publication: New Research Listserv: Critical Race and Food Studies Intersect
Description: A Research listserv for scholarship focused on the employment of critical race theory and/or critical whiteness studies, and/or critical race feminisms , and/or decolonial theories within Food Studies. It is designed to find sources together, brainstorm ideas, promote our publications, etc. Breeze Harper, University of California, Davis, Ph.D. Student in Intersections of Critical Food Geographies and Critical Race Theory; (510) 564-7870 Email: email@example.com