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Giving to CSEAS

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) at the University of Michigan was a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center from 1961 to 2022 and continues to be one of the largest programs devoted to this region in the nation. CSEAS promotes a broader and deeper understanding of Southeast Asia and its people, cultures, and histories. More than 40 Southeast Asia specialists teach and pursue research in our affiliated departments.

The center depends on donors to keep our programs robust. Our initiatives focus on protecting our language programs in perpetuity as well as maintaining the Javanese gamelan program at the university. Thank you for your support!

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This endowment was made possible with a $200,000.00 gift from Thai alumni Dr. Amnuay and Khunying Samonsri Viravan. This endowment serves to increase faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student interest and involvement in Thailand and support Thai Studies at the center and the university as a whole. Income from the endowment supports faculty research, teaching and curricular development about Thailand at the university, student opportunities for research and training, and outreach to schools, the community, and business. Give to this fund »

Unrestricted gifts to this fund permit the center director to respond to new needs and opportunities as they arise, allowing flexibility to offerings and initiatives that keeps center programming current. Give to this fund »

Started with a generous donation in 2020 by Emeritus Professors Peter Gosling and Linda Lim, this fund provides discretionary support to CSEAS’ Southeast Asian Studies Library Collection at the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library. Give to this fund »

This fund was established in 2017 by U-M Alumni of Indonesia to support undergraduate and graduate students’ study abroad experiences with merit studying Indonesian language, culture, or other related topics. Their goal is to raise $100,000 in five years toward the endowment in order to receive $50,000 in matching funds from the Third Century Matching Initiative from the U-M President's Office. Give to this fund »

Indonesian Studies has long been a strength at the University of Michigan and funds donated to the center’s Indonesian Studies Initiative will support faculty and student research and teaching and public programs on Indonesia at the university. Give to this fund »

Started with a generous $8,000 bequest from Rosannah Steinhoff, who with her husband Bill was a loyal member of the U-M Gamelan in the 1980s, this endowment supports educational programs, annual concerts, and upkeep of the University of Michigan Gamelan Ensemble, as well as visits and residencies by expert Javanese musicians, dancers and puppeteers. Give to this fund »

Provides for Vietnamese language instruction at the University of Michigan, including the hiring and retention of lecturers. Gifts to endowment funds will be administered as a permanent endowment under MI law and then existing University policies.
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Initiated by generous gifts from the Filipino community in Southeast Michigan, this endowment supports the continued study of the Philippines and Filipino languages and cultures at U-M. Income from the endowment will support faculty research, teaching, and curricular development about the Philippines at the university; student opportunities for research and training; and outreach to schools, the community, and business. Give to this fund »