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Bringing Southeast Asia Home is a five year initiative (2022-2027), generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, which aims to grow the profile of Southeast Asian studies at UNC-CH by providing research opportunities to faculty, students, and community members; strengthening ties with our global partners like Kenan Foundation Asia and the National University of Singapore; growing our network of scholars of Southeast Asia in the US Southeast; adding more course offerings on Southeast Asia; increasing library holdings on the region; supporting postdoctoral scholars; hosting speakers and workshops; and so much more.

Join us on May 15 for the inaugural BSEAH workshop

The Carolina Asia Center is pleased to announce our first Bringing Southeast Asia Home workshop for scholars of Southeast Asia and Southeast Asian diasporas. Generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, this workshop will bring together scholars in North Carolina and across the US Southeast to share research interests, ideas, and resources. We invite proposals for paper and panel presentations, works in progress, institutional initiatives, and more. Click here to find out more and to register.

Current funding opportunities for graduate students

Upcoming events

Opportunities for undergraduate students

Recent award winners

  • Prof. Christina Cruz (Psychiatry) received a Research Expansion to Southeast Asia Award for the project “Implementing Teachers Delivering Task-Shifted Child Mental Health Care in the Philippines.”
  • Dr. Lorraine Aragon (Anthropology) received a Manuscript Publication Subvention Award for the project “Owning Shared Arts: Indonesian Regional Arts and Intellectual Property Models.”
  • René Iwo (Sociology) received a Southeast Asia Research Award for the project “Marriage and Adulthood in Indonesia: The Personal and the Structural.”
  • Zardas Lee (History) received a Dissertation Completion Award for the project “Surviving in Great Power Politics: Transnational Anticolonialism of British Malaya.”

Useful links
Faculty and graduate student bios
Complete list of funding opportunities for faculty
Complete list of funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students
Carolina Asia Center events calendar
UNC Asian American Center
How to pronounce BSEAH

Please direct all inquiries about Southeast Asia opportunities and programming to Dr. Becky Butler, Assistant Director for Southeast Asia Initiatives.