Fellowships & Grants: March 17, 2014

Program Officers from the National Endowment for the Humanities will be available to advise prospective applicants for NEH grants at the Association for Asian Studies meeting in Philadelphia, March 27-30, 2014. 20-minute appointments are available on Saturday, March 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 406 of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street (i.e., the main conference hotel). A limited number of walk-in appointments may be available. Schedule an appointment by using the online scheduling tool available here: http://doodle.com/NEH_outreach. Program officers from the Division of Research and the Division of Preservation and Access will be available to answer questions about all grant programs at the Endowment and to offer advice regarding particular projects. These meetings are being held in conjunction with a session on NEH grants that is being offered as part of the AAS conference program. This session, titled "Getting a Grant from the NEH: A Workshop for Researchers and Preservationists in Asian Studies," will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 30 in Grand Ballroom Salon D on Level 5 of the Philadelphia Marrott. While all prospective applicants are encouraged to attend the workshop, it is not necessary to do so in order to meet with a program officer. For additional information, please contact: Jesse Johnston, NEH Division of Preservation and Access, jjohnston@neh.gov; Mark Silver, NEH Division of Research, msilver@neh.gov.

The Confucius Institute at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce its 2013-2014 Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant (up to $500), available to graduate students in any department at the University who will travel outside of Chicago to present a paper on a topic on Chinese culture and/or development in China before December 31, 2014. Guidelines: All University of Chicago graduate students traveling to present papers on China at conferences outside of Chicago are eligible to apply; Each graduate student is eligible to receive one travel grant per academic year; Original itemized receipts should be saved and submitted together with the blue travel reimbursement form to Ms. Qiong Jiang (Judd Hall, Room 419), Associate Director of CIUC, for reimbursement after the trip; Please note that alcoholic beverages cannot be reimbursed. Meals and lodging shall not exceed federal per diem rates. Please visit http://www.gsa.gov/portal/category/21287 for domestic per diem rates. Foreign per diem rates are available online at http://aoprals.state.gov/content.asp?content_id=184&menu_id=92; The maximum award amount is $500. Applicants are encouraged to seek additional sources of support; Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout each academic year. To Apply: Submit 1) application form, 2) one-page abstract of your paper, 3) one-page CV, 4) letter of acceptance or copy of the conference program to Ms. Qiong Jiang, Associate Director of CIUC, at qiongjiang@uchicago.edu.