Justice and Asia Grants

Call for Proposals

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies seeks to fund projects as part of its thematic cluster Justice and Asia. Proposals can be submitted by faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, either as individuals or as groups. Awards of up to $5,000 will be provided.

All proposals should have Asia at their center. Justice is defined broadly and can include social justice, ethics, fairness, well-being, freedom, dignity, inequality, discrimination, poverty, poetic justice, and environmental justice. Proposals for theoretical investigations into Asian concepts of justice are also welcomed.

Although these grants previously only supported collaborative projects, the 2023-24 grant cycle will also give consideration to individual projects. Additionally, students are eligible and encouraged to apply for funding for internships, volunteer opportunities, and other experiential opportunities with organizations that align with the Justice and Asia theme.

For the 2023-24 academic year, preference will be given to projects that focus on countries or geographic areas that have not been examined by previous Justice and Asia projects

As always, projects that deliver concrete outcomes (publications, events, creative work) are encouraged, as are collaborative projects, especially between faculty and students.

Application Requirements

All international travel must be registered.

To Apply:
Proposals should include the following:

  1. An abstract indicating the scope of the project (≤ 200 words)
  2. A project description that incorporates:
    • Clearly defined deliverable(s)
    • Significance of the project
    • Methods
    • Work plan and timeframe
    • Collaborators (local and global)
    • Barriers and challenges
    • Alignment with the Liu Institute theme of “Justice and Asia”
  3. Budget (formatted into a spreadsheet). If applicable please indicate other funding sources.
  4. Letter of recommendation for student submissions
    • Students and student groups must include a letter of recommendation from an advising faculty member. Faculty recommendations should be emailed directly to asia@nd.edu

Submission Deadline

Proposals must be submitted by January 19, 2024. Proposals submitted after this deadline will be considered as funds are available.

Submit a Proposal