APARC Diversity Grant
About the APARC Diversity Grant
The purpose of the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC) Diversity Grant is to encourage Stanford students from underrepresented minorities (URM) to engage in the study and research of topics related to contemporary Asia and U.S.-Asia relations, including economic, environmental, social, political, foreign policy, security, and health issues. APARC established the diversity grant in June 2020 to lower disciplinary, cultural, and funding barriers that hinder broader student participation in Asian studies.
This grant opportunity is open to current Stanford undergraduate and graduate students from any major or discipline.
APARC will award a maximum of $10,000 per grant to support a wide range of research expenses such as travel to/from research sites, academic conferences, and workshops (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions); conference registration fees; professional development training programs; purchase of physical and digital books or other required materials; and access to relevant online resources.
Examples of research topics, in addition to those that Asia scholars typically study, could include China’s growing activities in Africa; understanding the evolving relations between Asian Americans and African Americans in the United States; and comparative examinations of issues such as the treatment of minorities in Asia and the United States or policies that promote anti-discriminatory practices in schools, the workplace, and other settings in Asian countries and the United States.
Applicant Requirements and Timeline
NOTE: The Diversity Grant is currently on pause while APARC is reviewing the application process to align with the University's IDEAL set of initiatives.
To be considered for the grant, please follow these application guidelines:
I. Prepare the following materials:
- A statement describing the proposed research activity or project (no more than three pages);
- A current CV;
- An itemized budget request explaining research expense needs.
II. Fill out the following online application form, including the above three attachments, and submit the complete form:
We will consider only applications that include all supporting documents.
For questions about the APARC Diversity Grant and the application process, please contact Kristen Lee at email@example.com.