Grants and Resources
The Asian Studies Department offers grants to support travel to conferences, conducting research in foreign countries, studying abroad related to language learning, and visiting archives. Travel funding deadlines occur twice a year, usually in December and in March. In order to apply, you must fill out a Travel Request Form.
Additionally, each year scholarships provide $3,000 awards to support summer research and/or travel for a number of students pursuing dual-title Ph.D.s in Asian Studies. These grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with application deadlines announced in mid-Spring.
The Asian Studies Department offers limited, seedling grants to any faculty proposal for collaborative work in Asian Studies that will lead or contribute to a larger project. This larger project can be a conference, an internal or external grant proposal (including proposals for Humanities Institute funding), a proposal for a team-taught course (ideally resulting in an application for Humanities funding as well), a journal special issue, a book proposal for a collection of essays, or anything else that would involve some significant and material outcome involving Penn State Asian Studies faculty (and, optionally, collaborators from other institutions). Interested faculty should contact the Head to submit a brief proposal.