Faculty

Research in Japan grant: up to $5000; up to $10000 in any 2-year period

This grant covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Japanese studies OR exploratory Japan Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals.

Deadline: Friday, December 6, 2019
 
Eligibility: Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.
 
Faculty are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 every other year or up to $10,000 to be used over two years. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year. Applicants are asked to use the U.S. Department of State per diem rates for their budgets. Lodging costs should be budgeted at the real cost of the lodging, up to the limit allowed by the U.S. Department of State. Other costs can be budgeted at the per diem rate for M&I. The selection committee reserves the right to award less than requested.
 
Applicants must include:
 
  1. Application form here 
  2. Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  3. Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template here . Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.  
  4. Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current CV on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2017, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
  5. The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here

For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at

    rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
    412-648-7371

Japan Studies Publication Support Grant: up to $3000

This grant can support (a) preparation of a manuscript publication related to Japan or (b) a subsidy paid directly to publisher to defray costs of publishing book(s) related to Japan by full-time Pitt faculty.

Deadline details:
Rolling deadline. Applications will be reviewed the first week of each month (except when the university is in recess).  Please apply at least two months in advance of the need for this support.

Eligibility:

Full-time faculty working on a manuscript publication related to Japan are eligible to apply for the Japan Studies Publication Support grant. Preference will be given to 1) single-authored books, 2) followed by co-authored books, and 3) then edited books of essays and translations. In the case of 2) and 3), at least one of the authors, translators or editors must be an eligible member of the University of Pittsburgh faculty. It can also be used by the author to pay for proofreading, copyediting, indexing, or any other costs of preparing a manuscript for publication. Limited funds are available in any given year to provide publication subsidies, and not all requests can be met. Generally, more than one request per project/book is unlikely to be funded

 

Faculty must submit an application here.
Applications should include the following: 

  1. A short description of the book and its scholarly merits
  2. Amount requested
  3. In the case of publication support: description of services requested, with hourly rate if applicable
  4. In the case of a subsidy: a copy of the book contract and evidence that the author/requester of a subvention has applied to other funders within the University, for example, the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.
  5. An itemized budget of expected project costs, including the exact time period when funds are needed. You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget.
  6. The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here

Contact: Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371

Japan Studies Small Grants: Up to $1500 per person per fiscal year

This grant supports faculty research and teaching related to Japan Studies

Deadline details:
Rolling deadline.  Applications will be reviewed the first week of each month (except when the university is in recess) so please apply as early as possible.

Eligibility:
Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.

Faculty must complete application here and upload:

  1. A 1-2 page typed proposal describing the goals of the project and rationale for items requested
  2. An itemized budget of expected project costs, including the exact time period when funds are needed. You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget. 
  3. The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here

Contact: Brenda Jordan
jordanb@pitt.edu, 412-648-7763

Japan Studies Event Support

This grant is a meant to support Japan Studies faculty in bringing speakers, conferences, and other academic events on to the Pitt campus
 

Deadline details:
Rolling deadline. Applications will be reviewed the first week of each month (except when the university is in recess). Please apply at least two months in advance of the event if your request is only for funding. If you would like ASC assistance with the event, please apply as far as possible in advance.
Please contact James Cook at jacook@pitt.edu after submitting your proposal if your proposal requires a faster timeline.

Eligibility:
Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses on the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.

Please contact the Japan Council Speaker Committee chair with your proposal before submitting (below). The Speaker Committee can pre-approve your application, which will speed up the process of approval. (Current chair is Dr. Charles Exley: exley@pitt.edu).

Faculty must submit an application here and upload:

  • 1-2 page typed proposal describing the goals of the project and a rationale for the items requested
  • Itemized budget of expected project costs including the exact time period when funds will be needed. You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget. 
  • Basic event request form (found here), describing proposed funding sources and an overview of what assistance will be requested from the Asian Studies Center. We will do our best to assist you with your event, but please understand that there may be times that we are unable to accommodate requests.
  • The Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here 

Contact: Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371

Japan Studies Faculty Restricted Grants

Non-competitive grants are for non-tenure stream, tenure stream, and full time Japan Studies faculty in EALL, the East Asian Library, or a part of the Japan Council. These grants all require a 1-2 page proposal and an itemized budget, but a CV is not required.  You must also submit the Japan Studies Funding Request Form available here

How to apply: Faculty must submit an application hereBe sure to specify which grant you wish to apply for in the application form.

 

Travel to AAS or another major conference (open only to Japan Council members)

Up to $1500 

You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget.

 

Language Maintenance Fund (open only to Japan Council members)

Up to $1000

 

ACTFL and Assessments

The ACTFL and Assessments grant is for Japanese language faculty at Pitt Oakland campus, and can be used for OPI assessments of students and certification/recertification of OPI testers.

Variable Amount 

 

Library Faculty Travel

This grant is for the Hillman Library staff, principally the Japanese librarian, to travel to conferences related to their work, including AAS and conferences in Japan

Variable Amount

You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget. 

 

Library and A/V Resources (for East Asian Library in Hillman Library)

This grant is for the Japanese librarian in the East Asian Library, Hillman Library, to purchase materials for the collection

Variable Amount

 

For more information contact Brenda Jordan at 

jordanb@pitt.edu

(412) 648-7763