The purpose of the Borg Collaborative Grant is to prepare for the challenge of studying transnational issues involving the United States and East Asia and to explore new conceptual strategies and themes for understanding the study of US-East Asia through small-scale conferences, workshops, and collaborative research. A central goal is to encourage and support those who might work primarily in either the United States or East Asia to broaden their scope to focus on the transnational and global linkages, as well as facilitate areas of convergence that can be drawn between the fields of East Asia and the study of the U.S.
PLEASE NOTE: We are not currently accepting proposals.
Our expectation is that projects supported by the Program will include the use of archives in both the U.S. and East Asia, and promote enquiry that enhances the understanding of American-East Asia relationships, crosses geographic, temporal, or disciplinary boundaries, creates new opportunities for dialogue with the region and/or explores new teaching and research strategies. Funding decisions will be made by the WEAI Dorothy Borg Collaborative Grant Program Committee. This year the Committee consists of Eugenia Lean, Theodore Hughes, Curtis Milhaupt, Madeleine Zelin.
The Committee gives the highest priority to integrated programming initiatives that combine the following elements:
- Create opportunities to bring new research on US –East Asia to the fore
- Collaborate with non-WEAI faculty and other CU units within CU
- Incorporate student activities and/or curricular components
- Cut across disciplinary approaches
(Examples might include a small-scale conference involving faculty and graduate students from EALAC and the film school on the economic and cultural exchange between Hollywood and East Asian film cultures; a lecture series on US-Asian diplomatic relations today; a workshop on Chinese language materials for the study of Chinatowns in North America; or a collaborative project with the Earth Institute comparing the impact of settlements on Mongolian grasslands versus that on U.S. West grasslands.)