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OSU Spin (Sponsored Funding Opportunities Database) Searches
Open to: OSU faculty and staff can access using OSU log-in; tool not available to those without OSU affiliation.
Description: The SPIN database is searchable by keyword(s); identifies available funding opportunities within areas of interest. Some suggested keywords: "East Asian", "Asian" and "Studies", "Asia" and "Fellowship", "China" and "Studies", "Japan" and "Studies", "Korea" and "Studies", "Asia" and "Grants", etc.

AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grants
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Open to: Applicants must be current AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements.
Description: The China and Inner Asia Council of the AAS (CIAC) is soliciting applications for awards of up to $2,000. Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals.

AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grants
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies (AAS) 
Open to: Any worthy proposals are welcome, with the stipulation that they must be connected with and of benefit to the regional conference’s outreach endeavors.
Description: AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grants of up to $2,000 are made available to encourage education in Asian Studies.

AAS Northeast Asian Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grants
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council and the Japan-US Friendship Commission
Open to: Any worthy proposals are welcome, with the stipulation that they must be connected with and of benefit to the regional conference’s outreach endeavors.
Description: The Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-US Friendship Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese studies designed to facilitate the research of individual scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Japan into the major academic disciplines.

AAS NEAC Korean Studies Grants
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council and the Korea Foundation
Open to: U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and institutional applicants must be located within the U.S.
Description: Offers several different grants all designed to assist the research of individual scholars based in North America to improve the quality of teaching about Korea on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Korea into the major academic disciplines. 

AAS Northeast Asia Council Distinguished Speakers Bureau
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council 
Open to: NEAC Distinguished Speakers may be hosted only at colleges and universities, including community colleges. Speakers on Japan will only be supported at institutions in the United States; speakers on Korea will be supported at institutions in the United States and Canada.
Description: The Northeast Asia Council of the Association for Asian Studies (NEAC) solicits applications from American colleges or universities (especially those without well-established programs on East Asia) to invite a distinguished scholar to give a public lecture on their campus, to meet with teachers and students, and possibly to visit classes.nes.

Asia Project Grants
Sponsor:
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Open to: U.S. citizens or permanent residents with Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) conferred prior to September 28, 2003 whose most recent supported leave concluded prior to July 1, 2003.
Description: Support for six to twelve consecutive months of full-time research in the humanities and humanities-related social-sciences. 

ACLS Fellowship Program
Sponsor:
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Open to: U.S. citizens or permanent residents with Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) conferred at least two years before the application deadline, who've had a lapse of at least two years between the last "supported research leave" and September 1, 2018..
Description: Support for six to twelve consecutive months of full-time research in the humanities and humanities-related social-sciences. 

American Research in the Humanities in China
Sponsor:
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Open to: U.S. citizens and permanent residents who have lived in the United States continuously for at least three years and who have Ph.D. or equivalent.
Description: Monthly stipend and travel allowance for support of four to twelve months of research in the People's Republic of China. 

Blakemore Freeman Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
Sponsor:
The Blakemore Foundation
Open to: American citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. who have a college degree and who plan to use an Asian language in their career.
Description: Award funds a year of study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan; the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei; the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing; Seoul National University; and other approved programs in East and Southeast Asia.

CCK Fellowships for Ph.D. Dissertations and Post-doctoral Grants
Sponsor:
 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF) 
Open to: Doctoral candidates and scholars who have received their doctorates within two years of their application; must be legal permanent residents of the U.S.
Description: Awards for pre-doctoral grants and post-doctoral grants.

Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships
Sponsor:
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) 
Open to: Advanced assistant professors and untenured associate professors in the humanities and related social sciences.
Description: Fellowship supporting an academic year of research plus an additional summer's research (if justified).

Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society
Sponsor:
 American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (CCKF) 
Open to: Principal organizer must be affiliated with a university or research institution and hold a Ph.D.
Description: Award supports planning of meetings, workshops/seminars, and/or conferences leading to publication of scholarly volumes.

Fellowships and Faculty Research Awards
Sponsor:
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Open to: Faculty and staff members of colleges, universities, primary and secondary schools; independent scholars and writers; applicants must be U.S. citizens or foreign nationals who have been living in the U.S. for at least three years.
Description: Awards supporting full-time, advanced research in the humanities.

Fellowships for Korean Language Training
Sponsor:
Korea Foundation
Open to: Graduate students majoring or minoring in Korea-related sudjects for M.A. or Ph.D. degrees; Faculty members and reserachers who are engaged in teaching or reserach activities at universities or research institutes; professionals in a cultural/artistic profession related to Korea (e.g. museum curator, librarians, government officials in charge of Korean affairs, etc.)
Description: Fellowships designed to enhance competency in Korean among overseas Korean Studies scholars, graduate students, and professionals in Korea-related fields.

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars
Sponsor:
American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Open to: Humanists at degree-granting academic institutions in the U.S. who have begun their first tenured contracts by the application deadline but began them no earlier than the fall 2001 semester or quarter.
Description: Fellowships support an academic year of residence at one of the national residential research centers participating in the program.

Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program
Sponsor:
Council for International Exchange Scholars (CIES)
Open to: Applicants must be a U.S. citizens, have a Ph.D. of equivalent professional terminal degree at time of application, college of university teaching experience at the level and in the field of proposed lecturuing activity as specified in the award description.
Description: The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program comprises approximately forty distinguished lecturing, distinguished research and distinguished lecturing/research awards ranging from three to 12 months. Awards in the Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program are viewed as among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Candidates should be eminent scholars and have a significant publication and teaching record.

Fulbright International Education Administrators Program (IEA)
Sponsor:
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Open to: International education professionals and senior university administrators with significant responsibility for international programs and activites; applicants must be U.S. citizens and should have at least three years work experience in international education.
Description: The seminars are designed to introduce participants to the society, culture and higher education systems of program countries (Germany, Korea, Japan) through campus visits, meetings with foreign colleagues and government officials, attendance at cultural events and briefings on education.

Fulbright Scholar Program
Sponsor: Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Open to: U.S. citizens holding a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree and having college or university teaching experience at the level and in the field of the proposed lecturing activity.
Description: Awards allowing U.S. faculty professionals to lecture, conduct research, and participate in seminars in a wide variety of academic and professional fields.

Fulbright Senior Specialists Program
Sponsor:
Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)
Open to: Faculty and professionals who hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional/terminal degree and have at least five years experience in their field.
Description: Awards support short-term academic opportunities (two to six weeks), providing international economy fare, approved travel expenses, and a honorarium.

Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship
Sponsor: Hakuho Foundation
Open to: Researchers working in the fields of Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture who reside outside Japan and meet all other criteria described on website.
Description: Invited fellows will have their airfares, living and research expenses, housing and other expenses necessary for conducting research in Japan covered. Long-term (12-month) and short-term (6-month) fellowships are available. Around 15 fellows are invited each year.

Institutional Project Support Small Grants Program
Sponsor: Japan Foundation New York
Open to: Submissions from US institutions and organizations with 501(c)3 status with the aim to promote Japanese studies.
Description: This program is designed to encourage innovative and sustained growth of Japanese Studies in the United States. Each institution should formulate convincing proposals which will help stimulate and respond energetically to substantial initiatives in Japanese Studies. Priority will be given to projects that contribute significantly to infrastructure building for the field and most desirably, enhance the teaching of Japan, the quality of research on Japan, the quality of equipment and materials (including libraries,) and provide opportunities for students and faculty to travel to Japan.

International Affairs Faculty Grant
Sponsor:
 OSU Office of International Affairs 
Open to: OSU faculty
Description: The purpose of the Office of International Affairs faculty grant competition is to promote the understanding of foreign countries, cultures, and peoples through academic study. Grants will be given for projects that explore the languages, cultures, arts, politics, economy, or socio-demographic aspects of a foreign region. Proposals addressing global issues are also eligible if these issues are explored in a regional context. This includes, for example, proposals about public health, public policy, and climate change. International Affairs grants can be used to support two types of activities:

International Research Center for Japanese Studies - Visiting Research Scholar
Sponsor: International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Open to: Researchers of any nationality who are under 65 years of age and are living outside of Japan.
Description: The International Research Center for Japanese Studies seeks to promote comprehensive, international, and interdisciplinary research on Japanese culture, and to foster cooperation among researchers in Japanese studiesworldwide.The Visiting Research Scholar will be free to carry out his/her individual research, but must join in at least one team research project.The Visiting Research Scholar will contribute at least one article to either of the Center's two periodical publications, "Nihon Kenkyu" (in Japanese) or "Japan Review" (in European languages). Submission is expected during the visitor's stay at the Center or after his/her return to his/her home country.

James Henry Breasted Prize
Sponsor:
American Historical Association (AHA)
Open to: Faculty
Description: The James Henry Breasted Prize is offered for the best book in English in any field of history prior to 1000 AD in a four year cycle. The prize will rotate annually among (a) Near East and Egypt; (b) Far East and South Asia; (c) Africa, North America and Latin America; and (d) Europe.

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship Programs
Sponsor: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Open to: Post-docs and faculty members
Description: Short-term and long-term research fellowships to take place in Japan. Various programs.

Kokugakuin University Visiting Researcher Program
Sponsor:
Kokugakuin University
Open to: Applicants must be scholars or researchers engaged in professional research in a field dealing broadly with Japanese culture. It is anticipated that successful applicants will be between 30 and about 55 years of age. Applicants should possess sufficient command of the Japanese or English languages to facilitate everyday communication and life in Japan. Applicants without previous or adequate Japanese language ability may be required to take courses in Japanese language during their stay, as a means of deepening their understanding of Japanese culture. Applicants may not hold a fellowship from another institution during the period of their Kokugakuin grant.
Description: Toward the promotion of international academic communication and exchange, and in hopes of stimulating the development of research and education both in Japan and abroad, Kokugakuin University hereby administers a program of support for visiting scholars wishing to pursue research in fields related to Japanese culture. Applications are invited from foreign scholars and researchers at universities and research institutions outside Japan, who wish to undertake research at Kokugakuin under the guidelines of the "Visiting Researcher Program."

Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship
Sponsor:
Korea Foundation
Open to: Researchers of Korean studies of Korea-related comparative/case studies in the fields of humanities or social sciences who fall under one of the following criteria: Doctoral candidates who have completed their requisite coursework and are in the process of writing their doctoral dissertation; lecturers or researchers with a minimum of five years of teaching or research experience at a university or a research institute; assistant professors or individuals currently in a professional/research field with a minimum of ten years and less than 20 years of career experience (doctoral degree holders only); full professors, associate professors or individuals currently in a professional/research field with at least 20 years of career experience (doctoral degree holders only). 
Description: For the purpose of promoting research in Korean studies abroad, the KF Fellowship for Field Research has been established to provide eminent Korean studies scholars abroad and experts in relevant fields with the opportunity to conduct on-site research in Korea and access to resource materials.

Mellon Fellowships for Assistant Professors
Sponsor:
Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)
Open to: Assistant professors in areas represented in the School of Historical Studies (Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe, the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, and modern international relations), provided at the time of their arrival they will have served at least two and not more than four years as assistant professors in institutions of higher learning in the United States or Canada and provided they can return to their institution
Description: Support for six to twelve consecutive months of full-time research in the humanities and humanities-related social-sciences.

Mershon Center Faculty Grants
Sponsor:
OSU Mershon Center for International Area Studies
Open to: OSU faculty
Description: The Mershon Center for International Security Studies seeks applications from Ohio State University faculty for grants to support projects related to the study of national security in a global context. Junior faculty members are especially encouraged to apply. Faculty projects may involve travel, research, seminars, conferences, interviews, laboratory experiments, graduate student assistance, and policy-relevant workshops.

OSU Arts and Sciences Large Grants Program
Sponsor:
OSU College of Arts & Sciences
Open to: OSU Faculty
Description: The purpose of all of these grants is to promote research. All applications require a letter to the division indicating the purpose of the request. All applications must be accompanied by a statement from the applicant’s chair or director indicating approval of the request

OSU Connect and Collaborate Grants 
Sponsor:
 OSU Office of International Affairs 
Open to: OSU faculty, staff, students and their community partners.
Description: These grants incentivizes faculty, staff, students and their respective public/private sector community partners to develop proposals with the potential to catalyze engaged, collaborative teaching, research, and service activities benefiting the community with impactful, sustainable programs while advancing the scholarly goals of the university.

Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art
Sponsor: Getty Foundation and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS)
Open to: Holders of recent Ph.D.s in art history (or in other fields, if the holder's research promises to contribute substantially to the understanding of art and its history).
Description: Non-residential fellowships providing a stipend for a twelve-month period.

Research Grants
Sponsor:
 Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF)
Open to: Scholars at academic institutions
Description: Grants for research, generally not awarded for more than two years; research focusing on the political, social, economic, and cultural development of Taiwan is especially encouraged; priority given to collaborative projects within institutions in Taiwan.

Senior Scholar Grants
Sponsor:
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF)
Open to: Full professors on sabbatical leave
Description: Grants assist senior scholars in research and writing for one year, supplementing their sabbatical pay.

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund
Sponsor:
The British Academy
Open to: Residents of the U.K., the Isle of Man, and the Channel Islands who are seeking support for post-doctoral research.
Description: Grant for research on the antiquities, historical geography, early history, or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilizations of India, China, and Iran.

Summer Stipends
Sponsor:
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Open to: Faculty and staff members of colleges, universities, and primary and secondary schools; independent scholars and writers.
Description: Award for two consecutive months of full-time research and writing.

Travel Grant to Stanford East Asian Library
Description: Various awards that support the use of East Asian libraries.

Unsolicited Grants
Sponsor:
United States Institute of Peace
Open to: Non-profit organizations and individuals.
Description: One to two-year awards.

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