UC Pacific Rim Research Program (PRRP) 2014-2015

Minigrants grants for advanced graduate students

Due to the change in leadership at the University of California President's Office, the UC Pacific Rim Research Program is currently soliciting Minigrants of up to $5,000 for Advanced Graduate Students only. No full-scale Research grants or Faculty grants can be offered at this time.

For application guidelines, please see the Call for Proposals and Guidelines, available at http://pacrim.ucsc.edu

The Pacific Rim Research Program promotes the study of the Pacific Rim as a distinctive region. For the purposes of this Program, the term "Pacific Rim" encompasses all areas and nations that border the Pacific Ocean, including Southeast Asia and East Asia, Australia/New Zealand, the Pacific islands, and Pacific Latin America. The states and nations bordering the Pacific Ocean are densely linked by patterns of historical contact, geology, trade, investment, international agreements and conflicts, migration, environmental and disease vectors, and the incessant flow of ideas and cultural practices.

The Program places priority on research that is new, specific to the region, and collaborative-reaching across national boundaries and bridging academic disciplines. Proposals may come from any discipline in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, public health, or some combination thereof. Research may focus on humans in relationship to the built or natural environment, transcultural and historical constructions of the human, human-nonhuman interactions, cultural geography, transnational migrations, economic expansion, regional agricultural development, environmental health and human disease, or other themes. Proposals should address questions that contribute to an understanding of the Pacific Rim region as a whole.

For the 2014-15 academic year, the program will only offer the following Minigrant for Advanced Graduate Students:

Advanced Graduate Minigrants support graduate students to be used for dissertation research or its equivalent. Students may apply for a maximum of $5,000in funding for up to one year of research.

Applications should be submitted directly to the PRRP application site at http://pacrim.fastapps.uchri.org.

Application requirements:
  • Project title (150 words max)
  • Narrative proposal (800 words max)
  • CV
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Detailed Budget (in table form)
  • Budget narrative
  • Other sources of funding (if applicable)
  • Appendices (optional)
  • References (up to 3)


For more info please contact:
Elizabeth Leicester
(310) 825-0007
Search International Institute website.