Financial Support

Support for research, creative activity, & travel

Our program offers awards to support travel for graduate student research and creative activity. We also provide travel awards to fund conference travel.

Graduate student research & creative activity travel awards

The Asian American Studies Program invites submissions from IUB graduate students on the masters or Ph.D. track for research and creative activity grants to support projects relevant to Asian American and/or Asian Diaspora Studies. Thanks to the generosity of alumni donors, we are now able to open the competition to applicants outside the College of Arts and Sciences.

Awardees receive up to $500 to cover research and creativity expenses, such as travel related to data collection; travel to a conference to present research findings or creativity activity; or supplies, software, services, and other needs that are directly related to the proposed research or creative activity.

Learn how to apply for these awards

Conference travel

Awardees may request funding to support travel to conferences where they are scheduled to present their research findings or creativity activity during the 2018-2019 academic year. This research or creative activity must be the work of a graduate student advised by a faculty member at IU; it cannot be collaborative between faculty and the awardee.

Awardees will be required to write a report about their research or creative activity for the Asian American Studies newsletter and present their research or creative activity at the annual AAST symposium the following year.

Learn how to apply for conference travel funds