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On this site, you may submit the following types of applications:
2014-15 Asia Institute & Hiroshi Wagatsuma Graduate Fellowships (for UCLA Graduate Student)
Application Period: 3/25/2014 - 5/2/2014
Asia Institute Graduate fellowships will be awarded to advanced UCLA graduate students whose dissertation focuses on an Asian topic or incorporates Asia in comparative or regional perspectives or methodologies.

Hiroshi Wagatsuma Graduate Fellowships will be awarded to UCLA graduate students working on a dissertation or comparable research project with a substantial cross-cultural or comparative dimension, preferably one concerning Japan or other Asian country and North American comparison. Applications should discuss how the proposal meets the requirements of the award to continue in the spirit of Prof. Wagatsuma's work.

Graduate student applicants must be current UCLA students in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Please have the following information prepared before beginning your application:
- Proposal of 2-3 pages in length
- Unofficial UCLA transcript (not URSA)
- Current CV
- Budget (for Wagatsuma application)
- Contact information for two academic references

Please see http://international.ucla.edu/asia/funding/ for full fellowship descriptions and requirements.
2014-15 Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Faculty Grant (for UCLA Faculty)
Application Period: 3/25/2014 - 5/2/2014
The Wagatsuma Fellowship was created in honor of former UCLA Anthropology Professor Hiroshi Wagatsuma, who for many years served as an important bridge of mutual understanding between students and academics in Japan and the United States. He pursued cross-cultural studies in anthropology, psychology, sociology, and law until his death in 1985.

Grants of up to $5000 are available for UCLA faculty in support of research, a conference, workshop, or publication in a collaborative research project with a Japanese scholar. These grants may not be used for salary supplements for UCLA faculty or visiting Japanese scholars.

Please have the following information prepared before beginning your application:
- Project Proposal
- Current CV
- Budget
- Name of Department Fund Manager
HKUST Graduate Exchange Application 2014-15 (for UCLA Graduate Student)
Application Period: 1/3/2014 - 4/3/2014
UCLA graduate students are eligible to enroll at HKUST in the School of Humanities and Social Science for up to one year (two semesters or three quarters) through the UCLA-HKUST student exchange program. For information about the exchange program and requirements, visit http://www.international.ucla.edu/asia/article.asp?parentid=117725

Required Application Materials:
- A study plan (maximum 3 pages) describing the proposed subject of research or study to be carried out at HKUST.
- Letter of recommendation from faculty advisor.
- Letter of confirmation from HKUST faculty sponsor supporting the application.
- Confirmation of funding for the exchange (grant, fellowship, personal funds, etc.)
UCLA-HKUST Faculty Collaborative Grants 2014-15 (for UCLA Faculty, Basic Account/Job Applicant)
Application Period: 2/3/2014 - 5/2/2014
The UCLA-HKUST collaborative research grants are intended to build ties between UCLA and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and promote collaboration in research and graduate training in the humanities or in the social and behavioral sciences. Projects must include collaborative research or joint planning in the case of faculty, and research or study with faculty of the other institution in the case of graduate students. Projects should be led by two principal investigators, one from UCLA regular ladder faculty and one assistant professor or above from HKUST, preferably from, but not restricted to, the School of Humanities and Social Science.

There are two types of grants available for the 2014-15 academic year: Faculty Initiative grants, which provide up to $90,000 over three years; and Faculty Seed grants, which provide up to $15,000 for one year for a variety of possible activities. Please see the Asia Institute website for the full call for proposals and the types of activities that may be funded at http://international.ucla.edu/asia/initiatives/article.asp?parentid=113110.

Proposals should include:
• Type of grant for which you are applying, including the specific activities planned
• Names and contact information for each of the Principal Investigators
• A 3-5 page project description that locates the proposed project within existing scholarship, specifies its potential contributions, links it to faculty interests and expertise at HKUST and UCLA, and provides concrete plans for collaborative activities by the Principal Investigators and other participants. Proposals should also specify a timeline for project related activities, especially reciprocal visits and other meetings by the Principal Investigators and other participants, and a publication plan for all affiliated project papers including likely venues for the publication of the papers from the final meeting
• A roster of participants from HKUST, UCLA, and other institutions that specifies their roles and indicates whether they have already made a commitment to participating, as appropriate
• Complete curriculum vitae for the Principal Investigators and two-page biosketches or abbreviated curriculum vitae for the other participants
• An itemized budget