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Funding Opportunities for CEAS Faculty

The Center will grant funds for travel to professional conferences, meetings and workshops, contingent on availability of funds and approval by the Advisory Board.

Print out this form, fill it out, and follow the instructions on the form to submit your request. If you wish to submit a travel request for research purposes, do not use this form. Instead, contact the CEAS office.

Click here for travel form [PDF]


Conference travel:
CEAS offers grants to help cover the cost of travel (airfare, etc.) to the annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies or other scholarly conferences with significant East Asian content. Generally grants are limited to one per year for each applicant. If funds remain after the first round of competition, second applications may be accepted. Please use the "Travel Money Request Form" link to the left to apply.
Deadline: February 17, 2014. For other conferences, there is a rolling deadline.

International research travel grants:
Two to four grants are awarded each year (depending on funding) to support faculty research in East Asia. Grant amounts vary, but are limited to travel expenses, usually cover air fare, and will not exceed $2500. There is no form for this grant. Submit a letter that states the intended purpose of your travel abroad and explains in some detail what you will be researching, why the research requires travel to East Asia, and how the research will contribute to future publications. Include a rough budget that indicates your anticipated costs.
Deadline: February 17, 2014.

New Course or Testing Materials Development Grants:
Several small grants, up to $2500 each, are awarded each year to support the development of new non-language courses in East Asian studies or language proficiency testing materials for East Asian languages. There is no form for this grant. Submit a letter that describes in some detail the course or testing materials you are developing. For courses, please indicate what level it will be taught at, how it expands your teaching repertoire, whether it is likely to be of interest to students beyond your discipline, what the subject matter is, and what topics you are likely to cover. Preference will be given to entirely new courses rather than redesigned courses. For language proficiency testing materials, please explain why the test is necessary or important, what it will measure, how it will contribute to the improvement of language instruction or pedagogy, and how it will help to measure student learning outcomes. We will ask you to provide CEAS with syllabi for your new courses, and/or results of tests that you develop and implement with this funding.
Deadline: February 17, 2014.

 

Funding for these programs comes from the KU CEAS Title VI NRC Grant


New M.A. Program

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas is offering a new M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (ceasma@ku.edu) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.

KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan

CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd.  For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.  

Join us for "World Wednesday: Demystifying Chinese Characters" this Wednesday, January 28, from 4-5 p.m. at the Lawrence Public Library, Meeting Room B. After a quick overview of the language and its pronunciation with Center for East Asian Studies Outreach Coordinator Randi Hacker, the session will focus on stroke order and writing. Participants will have the chance to write one character using brush and ink. No registration necessary. World Wednesday Workshops are designed with educators in mind, but should be of interest to anyone who wants to learn about the topic. This event is free and open to the public.
Lawrence-area educators: Check out this World Wednesday Workshop on Chinese Characters, 1/28, 4 p.m. @lawrencelibrary http://t.co/fVcht0MJtZ
Explore KU: The Bells of Mount Oread KU’s Campanile, a 120-foot-tall timepiece that tolls automatically on the hour and quarter-hour, not only sounded in the 2015 New Year at midnight with 12 mighty gongs, but also regularly rings up memories for many Jayhawks – the 277 faculty and students who gave their lives during World War II, the graduates who walk through its doors at commencement, and aspiring students who have strolled through the Lawrence campus. (See http://bit.ly/1xjjwJj). For nearly 60 years, KU’s 53-bell carillon has been tolling the sounds of peace and serenity across Mount Oread since it was installed in June 1955 inside the landmark World War II Memorial Campanile, which was dedicated in 1951. (See http://bit.ly/1BoL9jv) The carillon is also a four-octave musical instrument, which is played with a giant keyboard and foot pedals. University Carillonneur Elizabeth Egber-Berghout (http://bit.ly/14fiBPl), associate professor of carillon and organ, climbs 77 steps up a spiral staircase in the bell tower to perform recitals several times a month.


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