Justice and Asia grants

Call for Proposals 

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies seeks to fund research projects as part of its thematic cluster “Justice and Asia.”  For the 2020-21 academic year, special consideration will be given to proposals that focus on questions of race and ethnicity in Asia. 

Proposals can be submitted by faculty fellows, undergraduate and graduate students, groups, etc. Awards of up to $5,000 will be provided.

All proposals should have Asia at their center. Priority is given to proposals that encourage meaningful collaboration between Liu faculty fellows and student(s), that deliver concrete outcomes (publications, events, creative work), and that benefit the visibility of the "Justice and Asia" theme on and beyond campus.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year the Institute will ask applicants to submit proposals that include two options.

  • Option 1 should outline the full scope of the project including travel with no limitations;
  • Option 2 should be a modified proposal and budget plan to implement if travel is not possible in spring/summer 2021.

All questions regarding travel and other COVID-19 related policies should be directed to https://here.nd.edu/.

To Apply 

Proposals should include the following: 

  1. A short abstract indicating the scope of the project (≤ 200 words)
  2. A project proposal 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 in Asia"
  3. Budget (formatted into a spreadsheet); if applicable please indicate other funding sources

For more information about the "Justice and Asia" theme, as well as previously funded projects, see https://asia.nd.edu/justice/


Proposals are due: January 25, 2021

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Undergraduate Call for Proposals

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies is pleased to announce a call for proposals specifically for undergraduate students to explore the theme of “Justice and Asia” through the lens of race and ethnicity in Asia for the 2020-21 academic year. Learn more and apply here.