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Funding Opportunities

For Graduate Students

Conference Travel Awards, Fall 2017

IU graduate students traveling to academic conferences to present East Asia-related papers may apply for an EASC Conference Travel Grant.

  • Maximum award amount is $350 and is meant to supplement other sources of support, which applicants are strongly encouraged to seek.
  • The College Graduate Office and the Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) also have conference travel funds for graduate students. Applying for these and other travel funds strengthens the EASC Conference Travel Grant application.
  • Each graduate student is eligible to receive only one travel grant per 12-month period (August to September).
Application Deadlines
  • September 5, 2017 (for travel during Fall 2017)

Applications must include:

  • Application form (PDF)
  • One-page abstract of conference paper
  • One-page CV (including G.P.A. of graduate work at IU)
  • Letter of acceptance or copy of the conference program
  • Letter of support from your faculty advisor that includes an assessment of the significance of the conference in a) your field and b) your career

All travel must be completed and receipts forwarded to the East Asian Studies Center for reimbursement within the summer term. (August 21– December15th)  However, due to fiscal deadlines, it is encouraged that all receipts be submitted before December 15th, 2017.


Please submit applications to:

Hye-Seung (Theresa) Kang
Indiana University East Asian Studies Center
Global and International Studies Building
355 North Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
Fax: 812-855-7762

Please note: Applications must be submitted prior to undertaking travel. It is possible to receive an award after the trip has been completed as long as the application was submitted before the trip began. The EASC executive committee, which makes all final funding decisions, meets in October to review applications for fall semester travel and in February to review applications for spring semester travel.