MISSOULA – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center now is offering support to University of Montana faculty members for Asia-related research through the Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund.
The 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 gone to faculty from the language, sociology and music departments. Supported activities include research-related travel, scholarly publications, conference participation and essential research materials.
Preference is given to full-time faculty members who are pre-tenure, although other applicants will be considered. Limited support may be available for research proposals from UM graduate students. Awards typically are $500, and the maximum award is $1,000.
Interested faculty members and students should submit a two-page proposal detailing the nature and cost breakdown of their request, and explain 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 is able to assess the merits of the proposal must be included. Students should include a letter of support from a principal adviser.
The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 12. All applications can be submitted by email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Awards will be announced in late October. For more information visit http://umt.edu/mansfield/academics/facultyfunding.php.