Roberts Endowment for Research in East Asia

Roberts Endowment for Undergraduate Research in East Asia

The Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) is pleased to offer a special funding opportunity for undergraduate research activities in East Asia. We highly encourage undergraduates to develop proposals to conduct research projects that take place in East Asia. This research can take place during the academic year or over the summer, and there are no restrictions on the duration of the research. The research can be entirely independent or conducted in collaboration with a lab or organization. Please note that CUSE grants are not intended to fund study abroad programs or class projects.

For this opportunity, research done in China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan will be given preference. Projects in Southeast Asia (Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, Singapore) may also be considered.  Preference will be given to undergraduates affiliated with the Mendoza College of Business, but all Notre Dame undergraduates who are U.S. citizens are eligible for this funding.

There is no special application process for this funding. Simply submit a research grant application to CUSE by our standard deadlines and check the "Roberts Endowment for Research in East Asia” box.  Funding limits are $2,500. If students anticipate that the budget for their research expenses will exceed the funding limits, they are encouraged to meet with Dr. Mikuljan in CUSE before drafting a proposal. If students return from their project with receipts proving they spend more than the $2,500, CUSE will consider reimbursing additional funds. 

For more information about CUSE research grants, including application instructions and requirements, visit http://cuse.nd.edu/undergraduate-research/funding-research/cuse-grants/grant-types/research-creative-endeavor/.

For information about upcoming deadlines, visit http://cuse.nd.edu/undergraduate-research/funding-research/cuse-grants/deadlines/.

If you have any questions regarding this special funding opportunity, please email the Undergraduate Research team at CUSE at urnd@nd.edu

Thank you to Paul Roberts (ND ’71) for his generosity in establishing the Roberts Undergraduate Research Endowment in East Asian Studies.