Social Justice Hmong Studies Funding Opportunities: AY 2022-2023

The deadline for these awards has passed. Please check back in January of 2023 for more information on the AY 2023-24 awards cycle.

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and the Hmong Studies Consortium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pleased to announce that with the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, we intend to provide awards in 2022-2023 related to “Social Justice Hmong Studies,” broadly defined. The intention is to support racial justice-oriented Hmong Studies research and activities that connect Southeast Asian Studies and Hmong American Studies through the Hmong Studies Consortium (hmongstudies.wisc.edu/). Students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities who are affiliated with the Hmong Studies Consortium will be prioritized for these awards.

In particular, in 2022 we intend to provide:

  • Two research awards of $5,000 each to support graduate or undergraduate Social Justice oriented Hmong Studies research in Southeast Asia (possibly during the summer of 2022).
    • Eligibility: Research awards are open to students from UW-Madison and the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Students who are affiliated with the Hmong Studies Consortium will be prioritized for these awards. For more information on affiliation, contact Ian Baird at ibaird@wisc.edu.
  • One award of a graduate Hmong Studies Social Justice Fellowship at a 37.63% level, including tuition remission and a stipend for living expenses to work on a topic related to Hmong Studies and Social Justice, broadly
    • Eligibility: Fellowships are only open to students from UW-Madison. Students who are affiliated with the Hmong Studies Consortium will be prioritized for these awards. For more information on affiliation, contact Ian Baird at ibaird@wisc.edu.

Applicants for either award should submit project statements no longer than two pages explaining what would be done if the applicant were to be awarded either a research award or a fellowship award, and particularly how what the applicant would do fits with the idea of social justice.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Ian Baird (ibaird@wisc.edu) if they would like to discuss possibilities for the above awards. These awards are part of the Social Justice in Southeast Asia Project at UW-Madison.