January 18, 2011

China studies: Yeung Center now accepting grant proposals

The Benjamin and Rhea Yeung Center for Collaborative China Studies has announced its inaugural grant opportunities for students, faculty, programs and schools. The newly established Yeung Center, which falls under the auspices of the Provost’s Office, requests proposals for 2011–2012 for initiatives that advance its mission of promoting collaborative research and scholarship on China and supporting the development of new opportunities for Johns Hopkins students to learn about China.

The Provost’s Office will fund projects in each of the Yeung Center’s five priority initiative areas: expansion of academic partnerships with Nanjing University, building research capacity at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center, creating new degree and course offerings on China, enhancing study and research project opportunities for students in China and annual conferences on China.

In this first year, preference will be given to applicants who partner with the Hopkins-Nanjing Center or with an academic department or a faculty member at Nanjing University. The center expects to fund several proposals and encourages applicants to seek matching funds from their Chinese partners. Proposals will be accepted from both individuals and institutional units.

All faculty, graduate students and undergraduates in any Johns Hopkins division are eligible to apply for a Yeung Center grant.

Applications will be reviewed by the center’s Faculty Steering Committee. The 10-person group, which includes representatives from each academic division of the university, will be co-chaired by David M. “Mike” Lampton of SAIS, Kellee Tsai of Arts and Sciences and Carla Freeman of the Hopkins-Nanjing Center. The other members are Edward Bouwer, Whiting School of Engineering; John Castellani, School of Education; Marie Nolan, School of Nursing; Jun Liu, School of Medicine; Leiyu Shi, Bloomberg School of Public Health; Xian Sun, Carey Business School; and Hollis Robbins, Peabody Institute. Pam Cranston, vice provost for international programs, serves on the committee in an ex-officio role.

Inquiries should be directed to Cranston at pcranston@jhu.edu or 410-516-8993. Application instructions are available beginning today. The RFP and the application can be accessed under “News” on the Office of the Provost’s website, web.jhu.edu/administration/provost.

Applications must be received by March 25. Grants will be awarded by April 29, with the earliest dispersal start date of June 1.

For more on the Yeung Center, go to gazette.jhu.edu/2010/12/13/johns-hopkins-center-for-china-studies-announced.