Mansfield Center Offers Faculty Members Awards for Asia Research

March 05, 2014

MISSOULA – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana invites faculty members to apply for the Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund.

Through the generous support of Akira Yamaguchi, the University is able to offer modest support each fall and spring for faculty research related to Asian studies and, to a lesser extent, curriculum development related to Asia. Past awards have supported conference participation, and fundable activities include research-related travel, scholarly publication and essential research materials.

Preference is given to junior (full-time but pretenure) faculty members, although other faculty will be considered, and limited support may be available for outstanding research proposals from UM graduate students. Awards typically are $500, and the maximum award is $1,000.

Interested faculty and students should submit a two-page proposal detailing the nature and the cost breakdown of their request and explaining the impact the support will have on their research or teaching. A letter of support from a colleague in the field who is familiar with the applicant’s work and able to assess the merits of the proposal (or a letter of support from their principal adviser) must be included.

Applications can be submitted by email attachment to and must be received by Friday, April 11. Awards will be announced in late April. For more information, visit   






Contact: Abraham Kim, UM Mansfield Center director, 406-243-6778,