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.


2021 IU ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY GRANTS

DEADLINE: Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:59 PM Eastern.

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

Awardees will receive up to $1000 to cover research and creativity expenses, such as travel related to data collection, supplies, software, services, and other needs that are directly related to the proposed research or creative activity. This research or creative activity must be advised by a faculty member at Indiana University Bloomington but cannot be collaborative between faculty and graduate students.

Submissions should include (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) statement of proposed research (up to 1000 words), which should include a description of the research's theoretical significance, data and methodological approach, preliminary findings (if any), and contributions of your proposed research; (4) research/creative activity timeline; (5) IRB approval (if required); (6) a detailed budget; and (7) one letter of support from an IUB faculty member. Please compile all of these components into one single document. The letter of support may be included with your application or be sent from your recommender separately.

Application Deadline:
Please submit all materials to aast@iu.edu by Friday, April 2, 2020, 11:59 PM Eastern. Applications submitted past deadline will not be considered.

​Amount of award: Up to $1000. Funds will be deposited directly into students' bursar accounts.


2021 IU ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES PHYSICAL DISTANCING CREATIVITY SHOWCASE

DEADLINE: Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:59 PM Eastern.

To mark the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the Asian American Studies Program invites undergraduate and graduate student submissions for our 2nd Physical Distancing Creativity Showcase.

Send us your smart, interesting, weird creations that address the theme "Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, + COVID-19." The format is up to you. Here are some suggested guidelines:

*Text (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.): up to 3000 words

*Still Visual (photography, graphic design, etc.): one image + accompanying text of up to 1000 words

*Sound or Video: up to five minutes length + accompanying text of up to 1000 words

Application Eligibility and Deadline:
Competition is open to College of Arts and Sciences Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate and graduate students. Submit your entries to aast@iu.edu by Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:59 PM Eastern. Please include your name, year, major/minor/degree/program (whichever is relevant to you). Applications submitted past deadline will not be considered.

Amount of award: $200 (multiple awards may be given). Awards will be directly deposited into students' bursar accounts


 

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