MISSOULA – The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana once again is offering UM faculty members and graduate students support for Asian-related research through the Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund.
The generosity of Akira Yamaguchi allows UM to offer between $500 and $1,000 each fall and spring to faculty from all departments for Asian studies research and curriculum development. 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.
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. The proposal must include a letter from a colleague in the field who is familiar with the applicant’s work and able to assess the merits of the research, as well as a letter of support from a principal adviser.
Preference is given to full-time, pre-tenure faculty members, although other faculty will be considered. Limited support may be available for outstanding research proposals from UM graduate students.
The application deadline is Friday, Dec. 2, and awards will be announced in mid-December. Applications can be submitted to Caitlin Sager, Mansfield Center administrative assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at UM promotes better understanding of the people and cultures of modern Asia, U.S. relations with Asia and ethics in public affairs in the spirit of Sen. Mike Mansfield and his wife and life partner, Maureen Hayes Mansfield.
For more information on the Yamaguchi Opportunity Fund, visit the Mansfield Center’s website at http://www.umt.edu/mansfield/default.php.