The CEAPS Affiliated Faculty Conference Travel Grant is open to any CEAPS affiliated faculty from all departments and colleges. You must be a current faculty affiliate and have a paper with a strong East Asian and Pacific Studies focus accepted in a conference to apply.
Applications are evaluated semi-annually by the CEAPS Advisory Board. Preference will be given to conference presentations at national and international conferences. While this travel grant is primarily designed for conference travel, the CEAPS Advisory Board will consider requests for travel support to conduct research in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the greater Pacific region. Priority will be given to those proposals that concern East Asian and Pacific issues. A project report (up to 500 words) summarizing research findings will be required for research travel grantees.
Applications are due on October 15 and February 15. Award notifications will be announced in November and March. The proposed travel should take place during the 12 months following the award result release. Retroactive funding will NOT be considered, and the dates of travel must occur after the results release date.
The number of awards is determined each year based on funding availability. For AY 2024-25, at least 6 awards (up to $1,000 for domestic travel/up to $2,000 for international travel) will be awarded per semester.
Fall 2024 Review
The deadline to submit applications for Fall 2024 consideration is October 15, 2024. The awards will be announced in November 2024. The proposed travel should take place no later than November 30, 2024.
Spring 2025 Review
The deadline to submit applications for Spring 2025 consideration is February 15, 2025. The awards will be announced in March 2025. The proposed travel should take place no later than March 31, 2026.
Awards will be offered as reimbursement for travel. Allowable expenses include air travel, lodging, ground transportation, and other travel-related expenses for the awardee only. Awardees are required to submit original receipts supporting travel expenses to CEAPS for reimbursement within 30 days after travel has concluded.
Campus policy requires faculty and students traveling overseas under the University sponsorship to enroll in University-approved international insurance through campus International Safety and Security Office. See Illinois International Safety and Security website for details.
Please direct all questions to CEAPS Associate Director Yuchia Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org