CSEAS Spring/Summer Travel Grants - application deadline is April 1

January 29, 2020

The Center for Southeast Asia Studies manages a small travel grants program for UC Berkeley graduate students and undergraduates who are pursuing humanities or social science research on Southeast Asia.


These grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support recipients to undertake short-term research or to travel to conferences to present scholarly papers. There is no restriction as to the level, departmental affiliation, or citizenship of the applicant. Students must be in good academic standing.


The maximum award for graduate students is $1,100 for overseas travel and $500 for domestic travel. The maximum award for undergraduates is $500. The grants will take the form of a reimbursement after-the-fact. Grant awards are made based on the scholarly merit of the applications.


The application deadline for Spring 2020 is April 1, 2020. Requests for this deadline should be for travel that will be completed by October 1, 2020. Award announcements will be made approximately three weeks after each deadline.


Application process:

An application should include a brief proposal and a budget. The proposal should be up to one page in length (single-spaced) and describe the project and its relevance to the applicant’s program of study and/or the enhancement of his/her career. Proposals to present papers at academic conferences should provide information about the conference and an abstract of the applicant’s presentation. A second page of the application should outline the budget including the total costs of the project and indicate if the applicant has any other funding.


For graduate students:

The application must include the applicant’s name and e-mail address, department and advisor, date of entry into the graduate program and candidacy status and, when appropriate, the topic and status of dissertation research. The application must be signed by the student’s faculty chair. A letter of recommendation is not required.


For undergraduates:

The application must include the applicant’s name and e-mail address, major (if declared) and expected graduation date. The application must be signed by the Undergraduate Major Advisor, or, if undeclared, by the L&S Undergraduate Advisor. A letter of recommendation is not required.


Applications can be submitted either by e-mail in PDF format or as a hard copy. Please include the subject line “CSEAS travel award” if submitting by email. Submit completed proposals to: Center for Southeast Asia Studies, 1995 University Ave., 520H MC 2318, Berkeley CA 94704 or by e-mail to cseas@berkeley.edu