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Faculty Funding

A women standing next to asian artifactsDr. Delia Koo Endowment Award

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. Applications will be accepted on a quarterly basis. Conference funding is also available for faculty. These applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

misty mountain Asian Studies Center Strategic Partnership Grants

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.

Green misty forestGlobal Virtual Speaker Program

The Asian Studies Center is pleased to announce a new faculty resource, the Global Virtual Speaker Program, which aims to stimulate and increase academic and scholarly interest about Asia at MSU. Faculty members at MSU are invited to apply for funding to invite speakers to share their views on any Asia-focused topic that is likely to be of interest to any section of the MSU community.

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Joseph Lee Fund for Visiting Scholars in Chinese Studies

The Asian Studies Center administers the Joseph Lee Fund for Visiting Scholars in Chinese Studies. The purpose of the Fund is to enrich the academic experience of students and faculty at Michigan State University as well as visiting scholars of Chinese Studies across the disciplines. While visiting scholars from China, broadly defined, are especially welcomed, this is not a requirement for funding.

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CKS - DEI Fellowship Award

The Council on Korean Studies is offering a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellowship Award to up to three Michigan State University scholars and practitioners per year who have excelled in DEI-related research, teaching, service, advising, and outreach. This award aims to recognize their achievements, support their professional development, and encourage their engagement with the Council on Korean Studies. Preference will be given to those with a focus on Korean contexts.