The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS), in collaboration with the Visual Resources Center (VRC) at the University of Chicago, is pleased to announce a Call for Proposals for East Asian Studies Digitization Projects (EAS-DP).

The EAS-DP Program is being piloted with support from a Title VI National Resource Center Grant from the U.S. Department of Education (2022-2026) to increase public accessibility to visual resources (image- and text-based) related to the study of East Asia across diverse and interdisciplinary fields.

Eligibility:  All University of Chicago CEAS-affiliated faculty and members.

Selection Criteria:  EAS-DP proposals will be evaluated based on feasibility (i.e., scope, scale, and timeline of the project), budget, and the project's alignment with campus teaching, research, programming, and outreach priorities. Projects should be public-facing and result in new or enhanced resources becoming available on university and/or external digital platforms. Ideal projects will include bi- or multi-lingual metadata where appropriate.

Amount:  EAS-DP Grant awards will typically not exceed $5,000, but larger projects can be considered with cost-share arrangements in place.  

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis for review by a Selection Committee comprised of faculty members of the CEAS Executive Committee and leadership of both CEAS and the Visual Resources Center.  Applicants can expect to hear decisions about proposals within 2-3 weeks of submission.