Faculty Support

IEAS offers three programs for faculty support — Faculty Research Grants, Short-Term Teaching Opportunity in Taiwan, and Faculty Conference Grants.

Faculty Research Grants

Funded by a multi-year grant from the Taiwan Ministry of Education, the Faculty Research Grants program — which is part of the campus's "Top University Strategic Alliance" agreement with the Republic of China — is intended to promote individual research and research collaborations on important emerging themes in East Asian studies. Entitled "New Approaches to East Asian Studies: Building Intellectual Networks across the Pacific", the faculty research component of this initiative sets out five broad themes for the purpose of organizing research. Accordingly, the Institute of East Asian Studies invites Berkeley faculty in all stages of their careers to submit research proposals grounded in any discipline in the humanities and social sciences. The application deadline for this grant is April 10, 2015.

Short-Term Teaching Opportunity in Taiwan, 2015–16

As part of its 5-year "Top University Strategic Alliance" (TUSA) agreement with the Taiwan Ministry of Education and a consortium of twelve Taiwan universities, the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) is pleased to announce Short-Term Teaching Opportunities in Taiwan for UC Berkeley ladder rank faculty during academic year 2015ૹ16. At least four slots are available for 2015‑16. The application deadline for this program is April 24, 2015.

Faculty Conference Grants

IEAS will make up to five awards ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 for the Faculty Conference Grants program, supported by an extramural grant from Taiwan's Top University Strategic Alliance (TUSA) on the theme of "New Approaches to East Asian Studies: Building Intellectual Networks across the Pacific." Proposals may be on virtually any subject in East Asian studies and may address historical or contemporary topics. Proposals should fall into five very broadly conceived areas specified in the TUSA agreement: sustainable urban living; nature, society and the humanities; media, public and governance; borders, boundaries and networks; and knowledge, professions and the economy. If you are interested in submitting an application please contact Martin Backstrom for the current status of this program.


These grant programs are offered at various times throughout the year and are announced on our home page when available. Click on the links above for eligibility and application information.