Grants

Studyabroad

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies provides funding for initiatives by students and faculty fellows to support the Institute’s mission of developing Asia-related research and programming. Proposals are accepted for a range of activities, including guest speakers, cultural celebrations, performances, research, and conferences. Funding for students includes support for internships, language study, and student associations.

Please direct questions to asia@nd.edu or 631-3222.


FOR UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

STUDENT CLUBS

Eligibility: Student clubs applying for funding for Asia-related events or activities must fill out the online application form. Clubs must have an endorsement from a faculty member or club advisor. Clubs are encouraged to seek additional funding from other units on campus.

Evaluation: Proposals will be reviewed by the Institute’s Director and Manager for Operations. Funding will be awarded based on the quality of the proposal, relevance to the mission of the Institute, and budgetary appropriateness.

Maximum award: $1,000.

Acknowledgment: The Liu Institute's name must be included in all promotional e-mails, posters, and other publications. Verbal remarks must mention the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

Application Deadline: Proposal submissions are accepted on a rolling basis as funding remains. Proposals should be submitted one month prior to the event. 

Apply for Club Funding


RESEARCH, INTERNSHIPS, AND SERVICE GRANTS

Eligibility: All current undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing are eligible. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a Notre Dame faculty member. Preference is given to undergraduates pursuing a supplementary major or minor in Asian Studies. Students are encouraged to seek additional funding from other internal and external sources. Projects should be connected to Asian studies rather than just taking place in Asia. 

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

Maximum award: $1,500. Requests for funding exceeding the maximum award amount will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Acknowledgment: Any resulting publication of the student's work 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. Approval must be completed or pending before an award is made.

Application Deadlines
Fall/Winter - October 23, 2022  
Spring/Summer - March 27, 2023  

Apply for Research, Internship, or Service Funding


LANGUAGE STUDY GRANTS 

The Liu Institute supports the study of Asian languages through the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures’ Summer Language Abroad GrantApply through the SLA website or contact the CSLC desk staff at cslcstaff@nd.edu for more information. If you are ineligible for a CSLC SLA grant please contact the Liu Institute directly at asia@.nd.edu to discuss your specific language study program. 

Apply for a Language Grant


ROBERTS ENDOWMENT FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH IN ASIA

The Roberts Endowment supports undergraduate students with no prior exposure to or experience in Asia to pursue a meaningful immersion opportunity in Asia. Typically such an immersion opportunity will take the shape of a research project, conducted either independently or in collaboration with a lab or organization. Other types of immersion opportunity, such as service projects or language study, will also be considered for funding. Grants from the Roberts Endowment are not intended to fund study abroad programs or class projects. Applicants must submit a letter of recommendation from a Notre Dame faculty member. 

Eligibility: Current undergraduates in good academic standing are eligible. First preference will be given to undergraduates who are pursuing the Liu Institute’s supplementary major or minor in Asian Studies, or the global Asia concentration within the supplementary major in Global Affairs. Secondary preference is given to students affiliated with the Mendoza College of Business  but all Notre Dame undergraduate students with limited or no prior experience in Asia are eligible. 

Applicants are allowed to simultaneously apply for regular Liu Institute student funding, but no applicant will receive more than one Liu Institute grant.

Evaluation: Proposals are reviewed by a committee appointed by the Institute. 

Maximum award: $2,500. Requests for funding exceeding the maximum award amount will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Acknowledgment: Any resulting publication of a student's work must include an appropriate acknowledgment of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies. The Institute also asks that students submit a brief report and photos following the conclusion of a project. 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. Approval must be completed or pending before an award is made.

To Apply: Submit the appropriate research or language grant application and check the "Roberts Endowment for Undergraduate Research” box.  

Application Deadlines

Fall/Winter - October 23, 2022 
Spring - March 27, 2023

Thank You: Paul Roberts '71 and his wife, Jane, generously established the Roberts Endowment for Undergraduate Research in Asia in 2011.

Apply for Roberts Endowment Funding


FOR FACULTY FELLOWS

RESEARCH AND CONFERENCE GRANTS 

Eligibility: Applicants must be fellows of the Institute. Faculty are encouraged to seek supplementary support from their home departments and other units on campus in conjunction with funding requests made to the Institute. Proposed activities must be related to Asia and aligned with the Institute’s mission. Awards are a maximum of $3,000. 

Guidelines: Please submit required documents in a single PDF via the online application form

  • A brief proposal (3 pages maximum) stating the project goals, research plan, budget, and the fit of the project within Asian studies and/or interaction with partners in Asia
  • A budget with a detailed explanation of budget items (download budget template here)
  • Abbreviated CV (2 pages)
  • Potential funding sources other than the Liu Institute and the amount requested from those sources

Evaluation: The Institute's Grant Review Committee evaluates proposals and recommends selected grants to the director for approval. Funding is awarded based on the quality of the proposal, the relevance of the activity to the mission of the Institute, and budgetary appropriateness. Applicants who have recently received Liu funding are eligible to reapply, but must list prior Liu grants and comment briefly on the benefits that have resulted. Applicants who have recently been awarded Liu funding must also demonstrate a significant need for additional funding.

Submission deadlines for 2022-23 academic year

Monday, September 19, 2022 
Monday, January 22, 2023
Monday, April 3, 2023