The East Asian Legal Studies Center is happy to provide financial support to UW faculty, J.D., graduates, and undergraduate students for research and events related to law or legal institutions in East and Southeast Asia. This includes but is not limited to:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and funding is given on a case-by-case basis. Applicants can only receive funding once per year. 

If your requested funding is approved you must document all project related expenses. Expenses will be reimbursed up the total amount awarded. Please note that you are responsible for ensuring that you comply with university regulations regarding travel and accommodation.

To apply to send your proposal to

Reflections from some previous funding recipients are located in East Asian Legal Legal Studies Center Newsletters numbers: 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, & 11

The EALSC also funds student internships in East and Southeast Asia. See the student opportunities page for more information. 

Applying for Research Funding?

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The EALSC typically awards successful applicants for research funding up to $800 toward domestic travel and $2,000 toward international travel.

Your proposal should include:

*Students should submit their CV and a letter of support from at least one faculty member. 

Applying for Student Presentation Funding?

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You must:

Your proposal should include:

Applying to Host an On-Campus Event?

You must submit your request at least 8 weeks before the event.UW Crest

Your proposal should include:

  • Description of the event
  • Type of event (lecture, conference, panel discussion, etc.), Is it part of a series of related events?
  • Event's relevance and value to the East Asian Legal Studies Center
  • Event's purpose and intended audience
  • Proposed date(s) and time(s) of the event
  • Proposed event location
  • Event coordinator(s) contact information
  • Any co-sponsoring divisions or organizations and a description of their contribution
  • Description of what you are requesting funding for such as: venue rental fees, publicity and advertising costs, catering, printing, outside speaker's travel, lodging, meals, and honorarium, etc.



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