Graduate Student Travel Grant

About the CEAPS Graduate Student Travel Grant

The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) Graduate Student Travel Grant provides travel awards for graduate students to present papers at professional conferences or to conduct dissertation research in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the greater Pacific region.

  • Conference Travel
    • Up to 3 awards ranging from $200 to $800 will be awarded per semester. Paper acceptance at the time of application is required
  • Dissertation Research Travel
    • Up to 3 awards ranging from $500 to $1,500 will be awarded per semester to doctoral students conducting fieldwork research in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and the greater Pacific region for periods up to 12 months

 

Eligibility

Applicants must be registered full-time and in good academic standing during the term the award is received. Students in non-degree, online, cost-recovery, and self-supporting programs are ineligible.

Applicants may receive only one Conference Travel Award and one Dissertation Research Travel Award per academic year.

 

Application Requirements

Conference Travel Grant

  • Paper abstract
  • Paper acceptance documentation
  • 1 Letter of recommendation
  • CV

Dissertation Research Travel Grant

  • Research plan (up to 1,000 words) outlining research activities, timeline, budget and how the proposed travel is essential for the research and completion of the dissertation.
  • 1 Letter of recommendation
  • CV

 

Application Review/Deadlines

Applications are reviewed and approved semi-annually by the CEAPS Advisory Board. For conference travel, preference will be given to students presenting at national and international conferences. For dissertation travel, the board considers the necessity for travel, the significance, coherence, and feasibility of the proposed research as determined from the proposal; and letters of support.

Spring 2020 Competition

  • Submission Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2020 (11:59 pm CST)
  • Award Notification: March 2020
  • Travel Period: Spring 2020 – Fall 2020

Fall 2020 Competition

  • Submission Deadline: Friday, September 11, 2020 (11:59 pm CST)
  • Award Notification: October 2020
  • Travel Period: Fall 2020 – Summer 2021

 

Award Payment

Awards will be offered as reimbursement for travel. Allowable expenses include transportation, lodging, food, and other travel-related expenses for the awardee only. Awardees are required to submit original receipts supporting travel expenses to CEAPS for reimbursement within one month after travel has concluded.

Campus policy requires students traveling under University sponsorship overseas to enroll in University-approved International Insurance through campus International Safety and Security Office. See Illinois International Safety and Security website for details.

 

 

Questions

Please direct all questions to Yuchia Chang at yuchia@illinois.edu