The University of Iowa

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) is pleased to announce a competition for graduate student awards.  UI graduate students engaged in research of the cultures and institutions of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region may apply. 

CAPS GRADUATE STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS

Guidelines

  1. The CAPS Graduate Student Fellowship provides an opportunity for Ph.D. students who have passed their preliminary or comprehensive exams to benefit from a stipend up to $1,500 to enable them to cover research-related expenses or to have supported time to pursue their scholarly research activities to facilitate completion of the doctoral degree in a timely manner. Successful candidates will be invited to deliver a presentation at a CAPS research seminar.
  2. An applicant is limited to one CAPS award per academic year and preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received this award.
  3. Funds will be available immediately upon notification of the award and should be used before June 30, the following year unless prior approval is obtained.
  4. Applicants are encouraged to supplement CAPS awards with other sources. 

Application Deadline:

The application deadline is November 1.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following application materials to Dongwang Liu at dongwang-liu@uiowa.edu

  • A proposal of approximately 750 words clearly explaining how the student will benefit from the fellowship with respect to the completion of their doctoral dissertation;
  • Current curriculum vitae; 
  • One page budget, including other sources of funding, if applicable; 
  • A letter of endorsement from dissertation advisor

CAPS GRADUATE STUDENT AWARDS

Guidelines 

  1. The Graduate Student Award is for UI graduate students of either master or doctoral level who need financial support to (a) present at a conference, (b) pursue language studies, and/or (c) travel for research purposes such as to carry out fieldwork and/or collect library research material on studies of East Asia, Southeast Asia or the Pacific region. The award is normally up to $500.
  2. An applicant is limited to one CAPS award per academic year and preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received this award.
  3. Funds will be available immediately upon notification of the award and should be used before June 30, the following year unless prior approval is obtained.
  4. Applicants are encouraged to supplement CAPS awards with other sources. 

Application Deadline: 

The application deadline is November 1.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following application materials to Dongwang Liu at dongwang-liu@uiowa.edu

  • A proposal of approximately 750 words clearly explaining the intellectual rationale and feasibility of the project;
  • Current curriculum vitae; 
  • One page budget, including other sources of funding, if applicable; 
  • A letter of endorsement from dissertation advisor

CAPS GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships for Study Abroad in East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific region are available for graduate students of either master or doctoral level attending the University of Iowa.   

Guidelines 

  1. The CAPS Graduate Student Scholarship is for UI graduate students of either master or doctoral level who need financial support to study abroad in East Asia, Southeast Asia or the Pacific region.  Awards customarily range from $500 to $1000.
  2. An applicant is limited to one CAPS award per academic year and preference may be given to applicants who have not previously received this scholarship. 
  3. Applicants are encouraged to supplement CAPS awards with other sources. 

Application Process 

Please complete the online application.  Be sure to have the following application items prepared ahead of time as you cannot save the application and return to it later: 

  • List of expenses of your study abroad program 
  • List of scholarships or financial aid you have already secured for your study abroad program 
  • Total amount of funding needed for your study abroad program 
  • A personal statement that indicates your purpose and goal of your study abroad plan and how the scholarship will benefit your program of study (400-500 words)

Application Deadline 

The application deadline is October 15 for Spring activities and March 15 for Summer and Fall activities respectively. 

Direct inquiries to Dongwang Liu at 335-1305 or dongwang-liu@uiowa.edu 

CAPS Award Committee 
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies 
1111 University Capitol Centre 
The University of Iowa 
Iowa City, IA 52242