Betty Lee Sung Research Endowment Award

Submissions Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2023

Betty Lee Sung, co-founder of the Asian American / Asian Research Institute (AAARI), Professor Emerita, City College of New York, and recipient of the 2017 Association for Asian American Studies Lifetime Achievement Award, established an endowment of $100,000 at the City University of New York to create a research fund under the auspices of AAARI. The fund is intended to support the research by providing funds for a research assistant, copywriter, research travel, acquisition or access to research material and similar costs so that the researcher can complete the project.

AAARI’s mission supports research and scholarship on policies and issues that are relevant to Asia, Asian America and other Asian diasporas, including timely concerns that pertain to New York’s diverse ethnic subgroups of Asian descent. We welcome applications from scholars working on contemporary issues in Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, and other relevant fields.

Submissions are for projects that are near completion within three to six months (March 2024/June 2024). The amount awarded will range from $1,500 to $3,000. In addition to the award, recipient agrees to the following:

  • Acknowledge the Betty Lee Sung Research Endowment Fund and Asian American / Asian Research Institute – City University New York in all versions of the finished work/research/article/book.
  • Present their work at an upcoming lecture/conference/workshop at the Asian American / Asian Research Institute in-person/online.
  • Allow or obtain permission for the Asian American / Asian Research Institute to feature an excerpt of recipient’s work/research/research/article/book for the Institute’s academic journal, CUNY FORUM: Asian American / Asian Studies, with all appropriate copyright/acknowledgement to the recipient.

Learn more about this opportunity here.