Faculty Support

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

Short-Term Teaching Opportunity in Taiwan, 2016

As part of its 6-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 offer additional short-term teaching opportunities in Taiwan for UC Berkeley ladder rank faculty during calendar year 2016. Applications can be accepted for stays in Taiwan during the spring or summer months of 2016, the fall term, or during December 2016. No funding is available for stays that continue into 2017. The application deadline for this program is Friday, March 11, 2016.

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.

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.