The AAASI Research Grant provides support to a faculty member, doctoral candidate or independent scholar who has a demonstrated research interest in the Fred Ho Collection. The AAASI Research Grant Fellow is required to give a public lecture at the University of Connecticut and to reference the collection in his or her published works.
Former AAASI Research Grant Fellows include Bill V. Mullen (pictured) of Purdue University who wrote Afro Orientalism (University of Minnesota Press, 2004), Floyd Cheung of Smith College whose “Reclaiming Mobility: Japanese American Travel Writing after the Internment” appeared in Studies in Travel Writing 12 (2008), and Zachary Price, currently a Chancellor’s Post-doctoral Fellow at UCLA, whose article “Remembering Fred Ho: The Legacy of Afro Asian Futurism” was recently published in TDR: The Drama Review 60:2 (T230) Summer 2016.
Applicants for the fellowship are eligible for an award of up to $1000 to be used for travel and accommodations. Applications are judged on the significance and cogency of the proposed research, the applicant’s scholarly research credentials, letters of support attesting to the value of the proposed research, and the appropriateness of the AAASI Research Grant Collection to the research.
Send letters of inquiry to:
Jason Oliver Chang, Director
Asian and Asian American Studies Institute
University of Connecticut
354 Mansfield Rd – Unit 1091
Storrs, CT 06269-1091.