Faculty Funding

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 a wide-range of activities including:  

  •  conference funding
  •  course development funding
  •  research funding


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.

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 2019-2020 academic year: 
Monday, September 16, 2019 
Monday, January 27, 2020 
Monday, April 6, 2020 


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.