Liu Institute expands "Justice and Asia" call for proposals, implements rolling deadline

Author: Christine Cox

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The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies is extending and expanding its annual call for proposals for research on the theme “Justice and Asia.” Additionally, funding is available for related lectures.

Proposals for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year will be accepted on a rolling basis until May 1, 2021, and may be submitted by any Notre Dame faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, or groups. Previously, only Liu Institute faculty fellows were eligible to apply for faculty funding. Awards of up to $5,000 will be provided.

More information about all grants can be found at

“Justice and Asia” Proposal Requirements

Priority is given to proposals that encourage meaningful collaboration between faculty 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.

All proposals must include the following:

A short abstract indicating the scope of the project (≤ 200 words)

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"

Budget (formatted into a spreadsheet); if applicable please indicate other funding sources

Note: 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. 

For more information about the "Justice and Asia" theme, as well as previously funded projects, see