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Luce Initiative on Asian
    Studies and the
    Environment (LIASE)

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Selected Project Profiles

Exploration Grants

Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Earlham College, Richmond, IN—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Illinois College, Jacksonville, IL—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA—An exploration grant of $50,000.

University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Whittier College, Whittier, CA—An exploration grant of $50,000.


Exploration Grants

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA—An exploration grant of $50,000.

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Willamette University, Salem, OR—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Implementation Grants

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA—A four-year implementation grant of $400,000.

Dickinson College is using the LIASE grant to build a broader awareness of East Asian and Environmental studies among the faculty and student body. The college will develop relationships with partner institutions in China and Japan and offer summer courses on aspects of Asian studies co-taught by Dickinson faculty and Asian scholars. more

Lawrence University, Appleton, WI—A four-year implementation grant of $400,000.

Lawrence University is developing the “Sustainable China” initiative, a multi-disciplinary expansion of the university’s course offerings and field experiences. “Sustainable China” will be a tiered program, designed to offer students progressively more direct and intensive experience in East Asian environmental studies. more

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA—A four-year implementation grant of $400,000.

Occidental College is using the LIASE grant to link its long-standing program in urban environmental studies to similar initiatives by Chinese universities and NGOs. Occidental plans to collaborate with Nanjing University to offer coordinated courses on Environment and Society, with students at each school undertaking a shared assignment, videoconferenced student presentations, and a joint chat room for student discussions. more

Trinity College, Hartford, CT—A four-year implementation grant of $400,000.

Trinity College is expanding its study abroad, internship, and research opportunities in Asia. Building upon the popular River Cities of Asia summer course, Trinity is using the LIASE grant to enhance a base (Trinity-in-Shanghai) at Fudan University with excursions to secondary cities in the Yangtze River Delta region, and a second base linking Chongqing with Kunming and the Greater Mekong Subregion, especially Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar. more


Exploration Grants

Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Lawrence University, Appleton, WI—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA—An exploration grant of $50,000.

Trinity College, Hartford, CT—An exploration grant of $50,000.

ASIANetwork, Bloomington, IL—A two-year exploration grant of $100,000

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