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The Carolina Asia Center awards course development grants to selected faculty who are interested in adding Asia-related content to existing courses or developing new courses with Asia-related content. Any UNC-Chapel Hill faculty who teaches at least two courses is eligible to apply.
The Carolina Asia Center awards course development grants of up to $2,500 to selected UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education faculty who are interested in developing new courses with Asia-related content or adding Asia-related content to existing courses. Open to the faculty in the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Education.
The Carolina Asia Center awards conference travel grants to selected UNC faculty. Up to $1,500 is provided to successful applicants to present a paper on an Asia-related research topic at a conference. The grant can be used to supplement conference/research travel grants from the College or School where the faculty member has her/his appointment. Faculty in all schools and departments across campus are eligible to apply. This grant is supported with the Title VI grant from the Department of Education.
The Rajkumar Faculty Fellowships will fund travel to Singapore for selected UNC-Chapel Hill faculty. This fund can be used to conduct faculty research, form institutional partnerships or attend a conference in Singapore. Competition for the awards is open to all tenured and tenure-track faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Carolina Asia Center will award up to two fellowships, each worth up to $5,000.
Asian Language Faculty Pedagogy Training/Professional Development and Asian Language Course Development Grants
To strengthen Asian language instruction at UNC-Chapel Hill, the Carolina Asia Center awards selected Asian Studies faculty with pedagogy training, professional development and course development grants. We offer grants of a maximum of $2,500 each for pedagogy training or professional development of language faculty and/or course development and enrichment. To be eligible for funding, the faculty must be teaching an Asian language spoken in East, South or Southeast Asia that is taught at UNC such as Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, Korean, Persian or Arabic.
Funding faculty travel to East, South and Southeast Asia is essential for expanding Asia-related research and course offerings at UNC. To that end, the Jimmy and Judy Cox Asia Initiative Awards fund travel to Asia for selected UNC-Chapel Hill faculty. Up to $8,000 is awarded for research projects and up to $1,500 is awarded for conference travel.
The Carolina Asia Center offers up to $300 in funding to invite visiting speakers to classes, film festivals, arts performances and other public events that augment the intellectual life of the University and promote understanding of East, South and Southeast Asian regions. To apply for academic enrichment funding, you can submit a proposal to the Center at any time. Each proposal should thoroughly describe the proposed activity, its contribution to the above goals, its total budget and any other funding it has received. Carolina Asia Center funding is limited to $300 per event. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
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