Funding: Graduate Students / Summer Research Fellowships

APSI will have summer research fellowships available to graduate students in East Asian Studies at Duke. The fellowships are open to East Asian Studies MA students at APSI as well as graduate students in other departments whose primary area of study is East Asia. Citizenship is not a requirement for this fellowship, though you must be a full-time student in order to apply for this fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide students working on a dissertation* or an MA capstone research project with funding for travel to archival and research sites in East Asia during the summer of 2014. The maximum award will be $3,000.

*PhD students will be eligible to receive the award twice, once early in their studies to explore their dissertation topic in the field, and once again later to pursue more in depth field research. Most students will not receive this funding during their first year, and only students who show significant progress during the intervening year will be eligible to receive it two summers in a row.

To apply, please submit your application via email to brianna.phillips@duke.edu. The application deadline is February 24, 2014. Your application should include:

  • A 2-3 page application describing the research project, including rationale for the project and research methodology. Explain why travel to East Asia is required to do the research, what professional contacts have already been established in the region, and how you will gain access to any sample populations.
  • A budget sheet that realistically projects travel, lodging, meals, and other research related expenses. Please also provide information about other potential sources of funding.
  • A recommendation letter from a faculty member who will supervise the project.

Award decisions will be announced in mid-March. All recipients of the fellowship will be required to submit a 3-5 page report summarizing the results of their research by October 1, 2014. Recipients will also be asked to share their research experience with their fellow students at one of the monthly Asian Pacific Forums during the 14-15 academic year.

This grant is administered by APSI.



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