Fall Funding Opportunity Available for Asia Research

September 05, 2014

MISSOULA – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center is pleased to offer support to University of Montana faculty for Asian-related research through the Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund.

The generous support of Akira Yamaguchi allows the University to offer modest funding each fall and spring to faculty from all departments and schools for research and, to a lesser extent, curriculum development related to Asia.

Past awards have been granted to faculty from modern and classical languages and literatures, sociology and the School of Music. Supported activities include research-related travel, scholarly publications, conference participation and essential research materials. 

Preference is given to junior (full-time but pre-tenure) faculty members, although other faculty will be considered. 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 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 familiar with the applicant’s work and able to assess the merits of the proposal – or a letter of support from their principal advisor for students – must be included.

The application deadline is Friday, Oct. 17. All applications can be submitted by email attachment to caitlin.sager@mso.umt.edu. Awards are announced in early November. For more information, visit http://umt.edu/mansfield/academics/facultyfunding.php.

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Contact: Abraham Kim, UM Mansfield Center director, 406-243-6778, abraham.kim@umontana.edu.