EnviroLab Asia supports activities that deepen research, develop partnerships, encourage networking, and engage in creative thinking. Types of support include funding for class speakers, conference travel, production of publications or other products and/or special events.

The following is a description of funding opportunities available for 2019-2020. Google Forms is used to manage the applications. If you do not have a google account, please contact EnviroLab.Asia[at]cmc.edu) for application materials.

To support research and scholarship on environmental issues in Asia, the following opportunities are available for 5C community:



Opportunity Description Application Due Dates
Events and Program Funding Requests EnviroLab Asia supports 5C events that educate campus communities about environmental issues in East and Southeast Asia.

Application information:

Temporarily closed.
Conference Travel Fund Open to 5C faculty/staff/students who are interested in attending a conference that addresses environmental issues in Asia. Applicant may be a conference presenter or participant. The fund covers travel costs (airfare, lodging, ground transportation, and per diem) for up to $1500 per traveler for travel taking place July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019.

Apply here:

  • September 13, 2019
  • November 11, 2019



Manuscript Review Open to 5C faculty/staff who are working on finalizing any type of academic product (journal article, publication, book, etc.). This fund supports the invitation of a professional academic or expert to formally review a draft of an academic product with other faculty and students.

Apply here:


  • October 25, 2019


Subvention Fund Open to 5C faculty/staff to support the production of any academic product (manuscript, journal article, book, art project, etc.). For example, funds may be used for copy editing or indexing. Funding is available for up to $2,000 and available to be used until June 30, 2020.

Apply here:


  • October 10, 2019


EnviroLab Asia, Online Journal Open to 5C faculty/staff/students to submit their research for publication on the site: http://scholarship.claremont.edu/envirolabasia/vol1/iss1/1/.

Contact Char Miller, Editor, for more information.

Course Development or Redevelopment Award Open to 5C faculty to develop a new course or redevelop an existing course that addresses environmental issues in Asia. Faculty will receive a $3,000 stipend to redevelop an existing course, and $6,000 to a develop a new course.


Apply here:

September 13, 2019 for Spring 2020 Courses


Guiding principles of EnviroLab Asia, summarized below:

  • Create a space for the production of new knowledge about the interaction between nature, the built environment, and human populations in Asia
  • Utilize cross-disciplinary approaches
  • Encourage 5C exchanges between and across campuses, utilize the current resources at the Claremont Colleges, and/or encourage community-building between and among 5C campus communities
  • Increase faculty and students’ capacities to effectively influence debates on environmental issues as well as present innovative solutions to challenges resulting from environmental problems.