The Center for Chinese Studies announces its Small Grants program
to support faculty and graduate student research activities
in Chinese studies.
Funding is available only for faculty
and graduate students in Chinese studies at UCLA.
funding is available for the following kinds of activities:
A. Faculty Research-Related Activities
1. Seed monies for generating larger collaborative research projects
or conferences. An example would be a planning or brainstorming
meeting leading to a major grant application.
2. Expenses for bringing a colleague in the profession to UCLA
for a lecture or seminar. (If the Center is co-sponsoring the lecture
or seminar and if another co-sponsor is providing some funding,
then generally the Center will provide no more than $100; otherwise,
generally no more than $150). Whenever possible, departmental and
campus instructional-improvement resources should be tapped first
or in conjunction.
3. Funding for research-related expenses not covered by the Senate
Research Committee or the faculty person’s home department, such
as attending a conference at which the participating faculty member
will not be presenting a paper (generally no more than $300), or
documented expenses for subsistence during library research (generally
no more than $300), when the Senate committee pays only the travel
expense, or out-of-pocket expenses in connection with the publication
of a book, such as part of the costs for indexing or map preparing
(generally no more than $500).
B. Graduate Student Research and Other Activities
1. Funding for travel to a major library for research connected
with a writing seminar or the dissertation (generally a lump sum
of $200). The student should submit an application in letter form
describing the project, plus a supporting note from the faculty
sponsor. Support for the reproduction of research materials should
be sought from the Library.
2. Funding for dissertation-writing students, where alternative
funding is not available, to attend a conference, especially for
the purpose of job interviews (generally no more than $200).
C. Modest Augmentations to Senate Research Assistance Funds
The primary avenue to graduate student support should be the regular
annual fellowship competition. In exceptional cases, the Center
will consider a modest augmentation to individual faculty members’
Senate research assistance funds to help support worthy and needy
Application should be emailed to the Assistant Director of the Center for Chinese Studies, Esther Jou, at email@example.com