Faculty Funding

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The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies provides funding for initiatives by Faculty Fellows in support of the Institute’s mission of developing Asia-related research and programming for the Notre Dame community. Proposals are accepted for:  

  •  conference funding
  •  course development funding
  •  research funding

Grants & Funding: Spring and Summer 2021 update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the University travel policy for spring 2021, the Liu Institute will not support proposals that include travel away from campus from February 3, 2021 until further notice unless this travel has been approved by a Dean or Vice President. All questions regarding this and other COVID-19 related policies should be directed to https://here.nd.edu/.


Faculty applying for funding from the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies must be Fellows of the Institute. Faculty are highly 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. 

Proposal Guidelines 

To apply, 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)
  • In addition to the support requested from the Liu Institute, please list other potential funding sources and the amount requested from those sources.  

Submission deadlines for 2021-22 academic year

Monday, September 20, 2021 
Monday, January 24, 2022
Monday, April 4, 2022


Liu Faculty Fellow grants are made at the recommendation of the Grant Review Committee and approved by the Director. Funding will be 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 flowed from them. Applicants who have recently been awarded Liu funding must also demonstrate a significant need for additional funding.

Please direct any questions you may have to the administrative assistant, Elisa Podrasky, at epodrask@nd.edu or 574-631-3222.