Fellowships & Grants: April 7, 2014

Liu Cong Memorial Prize for the Best Essay on East Asian Art and Visual Culture 2014
The Liu Cong Memorial Prize recognizes excellent scholarship by graduate students at the University of Chicago. The prize was established in memory of former graduate student Liu Cong (1979-2008) a promising young scholar much admired for her talent and vitality of mind and spirit and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Art History. This prize is awarded to the best research paper on a topic related to East Asian art and visual culture.  The winner will receive $1000. The competition is open to students who are currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at the University.  Papers must be written within the past 3 years, and previously unpublished.  Length should be 20-30 pages (not including notes and images), 12-point, double-spaced.  Email your submission as a Word document or PDF to Dr. Katherine Tsiang with the words "Liu Cong Memorial Prize Submission" in the title.  Include a 100-word abstract.  The essay may be related to a dissertation topic or chapter, but dissertation chapters as such will not be accepted. The submission should read as a stand-alone essay. The deadline for submission of materials is May 15, 2014.  Please direct questions to Katherine Tsiang, Associate Director of The Center for the Art of East Asia.  krtsiang@uchicago.edu.  The winner will be announced in early June 2014.

The 3rd Annual IPSA-NUS Summer School for Social Science Research Methods will be held at the National University of Singapore, June 30-July 11, 2014. The Methods School offers several merit and need-based grants to participants. Preference is given to self-funded graduate students, who require specialized methodological skills in order to complete their dissertation research. For more information on the financial aid application process, the various Methods School courses, instructors, early registration discounts, and more, visit our website (http://methods-school.nus.edu.sg/) or contact us at methods-school@nus.edu.sg. Please share this announcement with any colleagues, students, and friends that might be interested in the Methods School. Deadline for grant applications: May 31, 2014.