Fund Details
Council on East Asian Studies Senior Essay Research Grants
Award Amount
up to $3,000
Competition Type
Yale

Description:

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The Council on East Asian Studies at The MacMillan Center offers CEAS Senior Essay Research Grants to support Yale University undergraduate student research in preparation for their senior essays.  The senior essay must have a focus on the East Asia region (primarily China, Japan, and Korea).  The research can be performed during the summer or the academic year.

Any undergraduate student in Yale College is eligible to apply. Priority will be given to East Asian Studies majors and students with demonstrated long-term academic commitment to East Asia, or those who need first-hand exposure to East Asia to complete their essay.

Recipients of a CEAS Senior Essay Research Grant must submit a two page (no less than 500 words) project report in English upon their return from abroad.  This report should include a detailed summary of the student’s research, as well as all itemized original receipts for expenses covered by the grant. Detailed requirements on reporting are provided in award letters. Accepting a CEAS Senior Essay Research Grant obligates one to fulfill these requirements.

The deadline for the CEAS Senior Essay Research Grant is dependent on when the proposed research trip is taking place.  For trips taking place during:

October, November, or Winter Recess, 2022:        September 30th, 2022
Spring Recess, 2023:                                         February 17th, 2023
Summer Recess, 2023:                                      April 21st, 2023

Application Information:

ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE THROUGH THIS DATABASE. 
Application materials:
 

1. Brief (one page) project proposal stating how this project would help you prepare for your senior essay.
2. CV
3. Budget
4. Yale transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). In order to obtain one please go to http://www.yale.edu/sis/ and print it as a PDF file.
5. Language evaluation.
6. A letter of recommendation from your senior essay advisor.


If you want to use the grant during the winter /spring break, please contact Nicholas Disantis at nicholas.disantis@yale.edu

A written two-page (no less than 500 words) report of the experience must be submitted at the completion of the trip. The report should detail the research performed and explain how the research will contribute or be incorporated into the senior essay.  Any publication or public presentations resulting from their projects should acknowledge the support of the Council on East Asian Studies.


Special Eligibility Requirements:

Any undergraduate student in Yale College is eligible to apply. Priority will be given to East Asian Studies majors and students with demonstrated long-term academic commitment to East Asia, or those who need first-hand exposure to East Asia to complete their essay.


Restrictions to Use of Award:

The grant can be used to cover airfare, visa fees, ground transportation and living expenses.

Minimum project duration: 2-8 weeks, though preference is given to projects of longer duration. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All undergraduate students must adhere to the Yale University International Travel Policy. For more information go to
 https://cipe.yale.edu/travel-resources/travel-policy

Yale University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University Policy and any other applicable regulations. To see if your project needs to be reviewed, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the IRB process and requirements go to http://www.yale.edu/hsc/Investigator/Student_projects.pdf.




Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Nicholas Disantis at nicholas.disantis@yale.edu

Search Filters:

Current Year of Study
  • First-Year Student
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
    Term of Award
    • Summer
    • Spring
    • Winter Recess
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Project
      • Research
      • Senior Research Project or Senior Essay
        Global Region or Country
        • -- China (East Asia)
        • -- Hong Kong (East Asia)
        • -- Japan (East Asia)
        • -- Macau (East Asia)
        • -- Mongolia (East Asia)
        • -- North Korea (East Asia)
        • -- South Korea (East Asia)
        • -- Taiwan (East Asia)
        • -- Tibet (East Asia)
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            9/16/2022
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
            4/21/2023 11:30 PM