Research Support

The center provides a few small seed grants to GSU faculty and graduate students (researching on topics related with Asia, Asian diasporas, and Asian-Americans). Funds may be used for research or conference-related travels and to cover publication-related costs (professional editing, copyright purchases, etc.). Preference is given to applications with an interdisciplinary and/or collaborative research proposal. Call for application will be out in early Fall (and again in early Spring if the funds are still available). GSU faculty and graduate students researching on Asia-related topics are encouraged to apply. Every year, faculty and graduate students receive seed grants from the center to carry out research, present research papers at national and international conferences and workshops, and publish research findings in reputed books and journals.

Call for grant applications (Link)

Grant recipients

    1. Heying J. Zhang (Sociology): for presentation of her (collaborative) research, “Adaptive Cultural Solidarity: Understanding the Livelihood of Older Adults in Rural China —A Case Study of Lee Village” at the XX International Sociological Association Congress in Melbourne, Australia
    2. Ghulam A. Nadri (History): for visit to the PEM Phillips Library, Rowley, Massachusetts, for data collection on Indo-American business history in the 18th-19th centuries (May 2023).
    3. Hakyoon Lee (World Languages and Cultures): for presentation of (collaborative) research papers ““Three was nothing I could do in the U.S.”: Korean pre-service teachers’ beliefs and identities” and “Examining multi-stakeholders’ perspectives in a Korean Dual Language Bilingual Education Program in a public school” at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, Oregon. March 18-21, 2023.
    4. Ethan Trinh (Ph.D. student, College of Education and Human Development): for presentation of research papers at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, Oregon. March 18-21, 2023.
    5. Konpal Kaur (Ph.D. student, History): for presentation of her research paper, “The Colonial State and Opium Production in British India: A Study of the Opium Agencies in the 19th Century,” at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Southeast World History Association (SEWHA), James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia, November 4-6, 2022.
    6. Rajit Das (Ph.D. student, Political Science): for presenting a research paper, “Understanding the Impacts of Heterodoxies in Religious, Societal, and Political Spheres of Modern Day India” at the 17th Annual International Conference for Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - Athens, Greece, July 21-23, 2022.

    1. Shuai Li (World Languages and Cultures) for research
    2. Kevin Hsieh (Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design) for publication
    3. Ghulam A. Nadri (History) for research and data collection
    4. Hakyoon Lee (World Languages and Cultures) for conference presentation


  • Li, S., Wen, T., Li, X., Feng, Y., & Lin, C. (2023) Comparing holistic and analytic marking methods in assessing speech act production in L2 Chinese. Language Testing, 40(2) 249–275 (Link)
  • Conference presentations