Graduate Student Research & Creative Activity Travel Awards

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.


Submissions to support research and creative activity 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

7) one letter of support from an IUB faculty member

Application deadline

Please submit all materials to by the spring semester deadline. Applications submitted past the deadline will not be accepted. Funds will be deposited to your bursar account.