Student Funding

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The Liu Institute is pleased to offer funding to both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Notre Dame for both research initiatives and student-led organizations that support the Institute's mission of increasing the understanding of Asia at the University.

Students may apply for funding to support Asia-related cultural events hosted by student-led organizations. Students at the undergraduate and graduate levels may also apply for individual funding for research projects, educational travel and language-related study abroad programs.


Grants Travel policy: 

In accordance with the current University travel policy effective August 21, 2021, grant proposals that include international travel must have advance approval from a vice president or dean. All international travel must be registered. Questions regarding this and other COVID-19 related policies should be directed to https://here.nd.edu/.

In an effort to encourage scholarly engagement and promote Asian Studies the Liu Institute is happy to support creative ways for students to conduct research and engage with Asia on a one-on-one basis. This may include completing a remote research project, presenting at a conference virtually or engaging with Asia in a way that does not require travel. Please contact academic advisor Alexander Hsu at ahsu@nd.edu to discuss a project idea! 


Student Events Academic Year 2021-22

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The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies is pleased to offer funding for undergraduate and graduate students planning Asia-related enrichment events such as cultural events, guest speakers, and seminars/forums on campus. Student clubs applying for funding should follow the the latest guidance from the University and the Student Activities Office on gathering sizes and masking. Please refer to here.nd.edu for the latest information. 

Eligibility

Event funding from the Liu Institute is available for all current undergraduate and graduate students in good academic standing, who are representing or in collaboration with established student organizations or academic units. Students applying for funding must have an endorsement from a faculty member or club advisor. Preference is given to students who are pursuing a supplementary major or minor in Asian Studies.

Students are encouraged to seek additional funding from other units on campus for which they are eligible.

Proposals will be reviewed by the Institute’s Director, Executive Director, and Program Coordinator. 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

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies asks that the Liu Institute's name be included in any promotional e-mails, posters, and other publications for the event. If verbal remarks are made during the event, please mention the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

Application Deadline

Maximum award: $1,000

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

For events involving food or refreshments, the Liu Institute will only fund up to 50% of the cost of food.

Deadline: Proposal submissions for the Academic Year are accepted on a rolling basis as funding remains.

Please send a 1-3 page proposal for your activity to asia@nd.edu. The proposal should include the following:

  • Title, description, and purpose
  • Date(s)
  • Organizing unit (student organization and/or academic unit)
  • Intended audience (faculty, students, public) and estimated attendance
  • Relevance and value to the Institute
  • Line-item budget with justification
  • Other sources (internal and external) from which funding has been requested

A brief write-up of the event must be submitted within two weeks of the event, including the following:

  • Brief description of the event/purpose of the event
  • Total cost, with specific amounts from each funding source
  • Attendance (and by whom)
  • How the event met its objectives
  • What could be done to improve the event in the future

Please direct any questions you may have to the administrative assistant, Elisa Podrasky, at epodrask@nd.edu or 574-631-3222. Students applying for funding are encouraged to contact the Liu Institute to discuss the proposed activity prior to submitting a proposal.


Research & Educational Travel Grants Academic Year 2021-22

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Please review the current University travel policy here. The Liu Institute offers funding to undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing Asia-related research or participating in non-language educational travel in 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 undergraduate 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.

Awards

Maximum award: $1,500

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

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

Fall/Winter - October 15, 2021 
Spring/Summer - March 15, 2022  

To Apply:

Complete the online application form, uploading a single PDF with a statement of purpose and line-item budget. Your transcript can be uploaded via the online form or emailed to asia@nd.edu. Your faculty letter of recommendation 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
    • Other sources (internal and external) from which funding has been requested
  2. Line-item budget with justification (in spreadsheet form)
  3. Transcript (unofficial transcript accepted)
  4. Letter of recommendation from the advising faculty member

Language Study Grants Academic Year 2021-22

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The CSLC holds an information session every fall semester for undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for an SLA Grant. Please contact the CSLC desk staff at cslcstaff@nd.edu for more details.In an effort to simplify and streamline the language grant process for students, the Liu Institute is awarding summer undergraduate and graduate language study grants through the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC). The CSLC Summer Language Abroad (SLA) Grant dates to remember:
November 1, 2021: Applications Open
February 4, 2022:  Recommendations Due
February 9, 2022:  Applications Due

If you are ineligible for a CSLC grant please contact the Liu Institute directly at asia@.nd.edu as you may be eligible for Liu Institute funding for the study of an Asian language. The deadline to apply for summer 2022 language study support from the Liu Institute is March 15, 2022. 


Roberts Endowment for Undergraduate Research in Asia

The Roberts Endowment supports the mission of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies by encouraging 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. 

Please review the current University travel policy here

Application Requirements

Eligibility 
Grants are available to current undergraduate students in good academic standing. First preference will be given to undergraduate students with limited or no prior exposure to or experience in Asia who are pursuing the Liu Institute’s supplementary major or minor in Asian Studies or the Keough School’s 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 for this grant. 

Students applying for funding must have the endorsement of a Notre Dame faculty member. Grants from the Roberts Endowment are not intended to fund study abroad programs or class projects.

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. 

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

Acknowledgements
Any publication of a student's work resulting from this grant 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 your project. Other requirements may be attached to the award letter. 

Human Research Subjects
The University of Notre Dame reviews all human subjects research conducted by University students, faculty, and staff. Any project that involves the use of human subjects must be approved by the Institutional Review Board. For details of the procedure, please contact Notre Dame Research Compliance. 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.

Additional Resources
Students are encouraged to attend a proposal crafting workshop hosted by the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE). 

To Apply

There is no special application process for this funding. Simply submit a Liu Institute research or language grant application following our standard deadlines and check the "Roberts Endowment for Undergraduate Research” box when you apply.  

Note: Due to the competitive nature of the Roberts Endowment grants, late applications will not be accepted. 

For questions regarding this special funding opportunity, please email the Liu Institute at asia@nd.edu
 

Application Deadlines

Fall  - October 15, 2021 
Spring - March 15, 2022  


Thank You

Thank you to Paul Roberts '71 and his wife, Jane, for their generosity in establishing the Roberts Endowment for Undergraduate Research in Asia.