The Provost and the Dean of ISP have made funds available to develop strategic partnerships with some universities and institutions of higher education and research, focused on themes in which MSU faculty are engaged. These partnerships will generally involve multiple departments and/or colleges at MSU. Collaborations that link Arts and Letters or Social Science faculty to the STEM and health disciplines are especially encouraged. These partnerships may involve collaborative research, regular exchange of faculty and students, co-developed distance learning courses, co-sponsored dual degree or sandwich programs, and other forms of cooperation that build the institutional partnership.
For 2016-2017, the Asian Studies Center will award grants to teams of faculty interested in collaborating to establish a strategic initiative in East, Central, South or Southeast Asia in one of the following thematic focus areas:
Strategic Partnership funds will provide partial support of travel and other costs to develop strategic partnerships, both for MSU faculty and their partners coming from abroad. Faculty applicants' college, department, and other institutes will be expected to share the costs of this travel to ensure that the commitment to long-term partnering is shared by departments and colleges.
Proposals should not exceed 5 pages and should include:
Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis, however all funds must be expended and travel completed by June 30 of the the fiscal year.
Submit proposals to the Asian Studies Center for review by the Center's Advisory Committee. Successful applicants will be required to submit a written report on program activities and outcomes upon completion of the program. For more information, contact us.
The Asian Studies Center is entrusted with the management of the Dr. Delia Koo Endowment. Center-affiliated faculty are eligible to submit applications for teaching, research, or outreach. Conference funding is also available for faculty. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
The goals of the Koo Endowment are:
Faculty teaching/research/outreach funding will be capped at $5,000 per award. Conference travel funding will be capped at $1,000 per award. 10-15 awards will be made in each category every fiscal year (July to June).