Faculty Research Fellowship Grants

Faculty Research Fellowship Grants

Since 2006, the Center for Asian Business has awarded 22 research grants to LMU faculty. These grants - worth $5,000 each - are awarded to full-time faculty with at least one year of teaching experience at LMU. Consistent with the center's mission, these endowed research fellowships were established to deepen our understanding of Asian culture, history, politics, religions, economics and business.

Applications are welcome from LMU faculty who are interested in research topics on Asia, as suggested by the donating families. Although research may address broader Asian topics, topics related to Korea will be given special consideration as the donors indicated. 

The Moon Fellowship

Established by the Moon family to honor their father, Mathias Moon, Korean businessman, entrepreneur and lay leader in the Korean Catholic Church. Suggested research should address the topics of any discipline related to Korea, either fully or partially. For example, it may include topics such as the Present and Future of Small Businesses in Korea; a Biography of Mathias Moon; Entrepreneurship in Korea; and Religions in Korea.

The Cheon Fellowship

Established by the Cheon family to honor Seong-Ho Cheon, the chairman and CEO of the P.T. Dong Joe Indonesia, P.T. Hankook Ceramic, P.T. Spotec and P.T. Sunton. Suggested research projects include Entrepreneurship in Korea; Global Business of Korean Companies; or Southeast Asian Economic Integration.

The Y.B. Min Fellowship

Established by the Min family to honor their father, Y.B. Min, educator, entrepreneur and business pioneer, in establishing language training centers. Suggested topics include Education in Korea; Entrepreneurship in Korea; or International Business Education.

Application Process

Please submit the following:

  • A three to four page research proposal, not including appendices like references. The proposal should include the description of the proposed research project and its objectives, literature review, research methods and plan for dissemination.
  • A recent curriculum vitae, including a list of publications.
  • A letter of recommendation from the department chair.

The application package should be submitted to Marki Hackett, Assistant Director, Center for Asian Business, MS 8383. 

Terms of the Award

A $5,000 grant will be given for each fellowship. The research should be completed during summer 2018. The recipient will be asked to acknowledge receipt of the award in any published work or forum. It is requested that copies of any work be given to the Center for Asian Business for its archives.


November 17, 2017 - Submission of application

December 8, 2017 - Announcement of award

June 2018 - 80% of grant funded

September 28, 2018 - Summer Research Report due

October 2018 - Final 20% of grant funded

For additional questions, please contact Marki Hackett at 310-338-7594 or mhackett@lmu.edu