Research & Study Abroad

The Liu Institute is pleased to offer funding to both undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing Asia-related research or participating in general (non-language) study abroad programs to Asia. 

 

Application Requirements

Eligibility

Research funding from the Liu Institute is available for all current undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing. Students applying for funding must have the endorsement of a Notre Dame faculty member. Preference is given to undergradute students pursuing a supplementary major or minor in Asian Studies.

Students are encouraged to seek additional funding from other intra- and extramural sources.

Evaluation

Proposals are reviewed by a committee appointed by the Institute. Funding will be awarded based on the quality of the proposal, relevance of the activity to the mission of the Institute, and budgetary appropriateness.

Acknowledgements

Any publication of the student's work resulting from this grant must include an appropriate acknowledgment of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. Other requirements may be attached to the award letter.

Human Research Subjects

Any project that involves the use of human subjects must be approved by the Human Subjects Institutional Review Board. For details of the procedure, please contact Notre Dame Research. Committee approval must be completed or pending for the program to accept a proposal, and no award will be made to a project involving human subjects without the approval of the University Committee on the Protection of Human Subjects.

 

Application Deadlines

Proposal submissions are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the semester. However, priority will be given to those who submit their applications by the following dates:

Fall Funding: October 15

Spring Funding: January 15

Summer Funding: March 15

Priority will be given to students who are registered as Asian Studies majors or minors, and students working with Liu Institue faculty fellows as their advising faculty. Funding may also be available for students doing research on Asia-related topics who are neither Asian Studies students nor working with Liu Institute faculty fellows.

 

Maximum award: $1,500

Requests for funding exceeding the maximum award amount will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

To Apply:

Submit the following documents, along with the online application form. Documents 1 - 4 can be emailed to asia@nd.edu

  1. Statement of Purpose (in PDF form):
    • Description of research topic and context within the field
    • Previous relevant research on the topic
    • Research location, duration
    • Supervising advisor and the role he or she will play in your research
    • Methodology and materials used
    • Expected outcome, both abstract (in terms of research) and concrete (such as publications)
    • Relevance and value to the Institute
    • For non-language Study Abroad programs: include the program URL
    • Other sources (internal and external) from which funding has been requested
  2. Line-item budget with justification (in speadsheet form)
  3. Transcript (unofficial transcript accepted)
  4. Letter of recommendation from the advising faculty member
  5. Online Application form: https://goo.gl/forms/BmCkD3p6i4MyKAxr2