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Delia Koo Faculty Funding

Dr. Delia Koo Endowment Awards

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. The deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15. Conference funding is also available for faculty. These applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

The goals of the Koo Endowment are:

  • To facilitate the incorporation of international and global studies, especially of Asia, in the areas of teaching, research, or outreach at Michigan State University.
  • To develop the capability of Michigan State University faculty members to conduct activities related to goal one.
  • To enhance the standing of the colleges, departments, and the Asian Studies Center and affiliated units at Michigan State University in the area of Asian Studies.

Conference travel funding will be capped at $1,000 per award. Several awards will be made every fiscal year (July to June). Submissions for conference funding will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Faculty teaching/research/outreach funding will be capped at $5,000 per award. Proposals will be reviewed and awarded on a quarterly basis. The deadlines are January 15, April 15, July 15, and October 15.

If you have received Koo Teaching/Research/Outreach funding in the past, you must submit a document detailing the outcomes of your project along with your application.

Application Materials

Conference Funding Application (PDF)
Teaching/Research/Outreach Application (PDF)

Submit completed applications to the Dr. Delia Koo Endowment Faculty Proposal Submission Portal.

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