ANNOUNCEMENT: CEAS Travel Grant Funding


Conference Travel Awards

Deadline for applications: Friday, Feb. 1, 2019

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at UW-Madison travel grants are available for all faculty and academic staff to present research focusing on East Asia languages or related area studies at any major scholarly meetings or conferences.  Awards up to $500 for domestic travel will be provided to faculty who are presenting papers, chairing, and/or commenting in accepted sessions related to East Asian topics at annual disciplinary meetings (e.g., the American Sociology Association) or at conferences relevant to East Asian studies (e.g., the Association for Asian Studies).  

This competition is open to all faculty at UW-Madison, and CEAS is particularly interested in supporting the work of early career faculty and scholars working on interdisciplinary projects. Awardees may be invited to give a short presentation of their work at a CEAS event and join CEAS if they are not already members.

About CEAS

CEAS is dedicated to all aspects of research, education and outreach related to China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. The mission of the travel grant program is to strengthen the community of scholars, promote professional development, and enhance the training of future experts working in these areas at UW-Madison.


All current faculty and academic staff in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools at UW-Madison are eligible to apply for CEAS conference travel grants.  

Criteria for Travel Support

Support will be provided for the presentation of research results related to East Asia languages or area studies at major conferences and meetings. The session in which the applicant will be presenting, chairing, or commenting needs to be accepted already at the time of application. The successful applicant must provide proof of acceptance (such as the official notification email or letter), an abstract of the accepted paper and/or panel session, and an explanation of how the proposed conference participation will benefit research and teaching in East Asia-relevant topics at UW-Madison.

Application materials

Please submit an application that summarizes the following: (a) the topic of your talk, presentation or seminar, (b) the conference or meeting that you will be attending, and (c) how the talk, presentation or seminar is related to the mission of CEAS.  Applications should be no longer than two pages (double-spaced, 12-pt font).

Please submit applications via a Qualtrics survey at this link: