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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


Events
SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, 2014

CEAS will host a joint conference of the Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS) &
the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) in Lawrence, KS on October 3-5, 2014

Check out the current program (pdf), register for the conference, or follow this link for more information.

Program Chair: J. Megan Greene, mgreene@ku.edu

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.

New CEAS Study Abroad Program

The University of Kansas recently participated in the Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow, a 10-day study abroad trip to Japan for 23 students from Kansas universities. In the 2014-15 school year CEAS will host a group of students from Japan.

The KU School of Arts has a few photos from a course this summer on Papermaking & Printmaking in Japan. Take a look!
KU School Of The Arts
I love wandering the halls of the KU Department of Visual Art in the Art & Design Building. There's always so many interesting things to see. Here are a few gems to see now from the summer class, Papermaking & Printmaking in Japan.

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