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.

Liu Institute Student Grants

Research and Language Grants

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with the University travel policy, the Liu Institute will not be funding any student projects that take students away from campus from February 3, 2021 until further notice. We will make a decision regarding summer funding once we have received further guidance from the University and the Keough School of Global Affairs.

In an effort to encourage scholarly engagement and promote Asian Studies during these unprecedented times, the Liu Institute is happy to support creative ways for students to do research and engage with Asia on a one-on-one basis. This may include completing a remote research project or engaging with Asia in a way that doesn’t require travel. Please contact academic advisor Alex Hsu at to discuss a project idea! 

Examples of remote research project budget items may include, but are not limited to: 

  • Research resources (books or journal articles unavailable in the Hesburgh Libraries; access to video or film collections; digital access fees for archives)
  • Registration fee to attend a virtual conference, workshop or seminar 
  • Modest honorarium payment for interview subjects 

 Please contact academic advisor Alex Hsu at to discuss a specific project idea!