The University of Iowa

Faculty Research Grant

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) is pleased to invite applications from all tenured and tenure-track UI faculty members engaged in research on East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region. Grants will not exceed $3,000 and are competitive. Recipients are encouraged to supplement their awards with funds from other sources. Funds will be available immediately upon notification of award and should be used before June 30 unless prior approval is obtained.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is November 1.

Guidelines

  1. Competition is open to tenured and tenure-track faculty members at the University of Iowa, whose research primarily focuses on the cultures, societies, and institutions of East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region.
  2. Funds are to be used for research-related expenses other than for travel to conferences and faculty salary.
  3. Applicants whose proposed budget includes international travel expenses must also submit a proposal for International Travel funds to the UI International Travel Grant Committee. Obtain a grant application from International Program's Grants Department.
  4. Faculty are eligible for no more than one CAPS grant per academic year.
  5. Faculty members who have received start-up money from CAPS must use this funding before they may become eligible for CAPS research grants.
  6. Faculty who receive CAPS research grant are encouraged to make a presentation at a CAPS research seminar.
  7. The maximum grant award is $3,000.

Application Process

Complete the online application form. You will need to have the following to complete the form: 

  • Proposal of approximately 750 words describing the purposes and intellectual rationale of the research project
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • One page budget, including other sources of funding, if applicable

Faculty Conference Travel Grant

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) accepts applications for grants to travel to and give presentations at both domestic and international conferences from UI faculty members engaged in research on East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific region. Grants will not exceed $800 for traveling to conferences domestically (including Canada) and $1,200 for traveling to conferences internationally. Applicants are are encouraged to supplement their awards with funds from other sources. 

Application Deadline

The application deadline is November 1.

Application Process

Complete the online application form. You will need to have the following to complete the form: 

  •  Information about the conference and the applicant's roles and activities during the conference
  • A budget for attending the conference