UW Ilse D. Cirtautas Central Asian Studies Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018

The Cirtautas Fellowship is available for undergraduate or graduate students from any UW program who are studying Central Asia. The award grants $2,000 for travel to Central Asia or to attend a conference such as ASEEES or CESS to present on the region.

This award cannot be combined with a summer FLAS or other major UW summer travel funding. Students may combine the Cirtautas Fellowship with other non-UW summer funding only with approval from the Ellison Center.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

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UW Frank F. Conlon South Asia Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2018

The South Asia Center at the University of Washington announces, with pleasure, the competition for the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian Studies, which awards $4,000-8,000 for tuition or living expenses. We invite applications from graduate students in all disciplines who are engaged in the study of South Asia and who will be enrolled at the University of Washington during the 2018-2019 academic year. The award will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility: 

Graduate students in any discipline, including international  students, who are engaged in the study of South Asia.  Awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated  financial need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid. Applicants for South Asia FLAS fellowships (both current and prospective students) are considered  automatically. If you  are not eligible for a FLAS, you may apply for the Conlon Fellowship through the Jackson School Fellowship  Application System.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowships

Application deadline: August 31, 2017

The Korea Foundation Fellowship for Field Research has been established to provide eminent Korean studies scholars abroad and experts in relevant fields with the opportunity to conduct field research in Korea. The field research period should take place between January 1 and December 31, 2018, and can be from 1 month (minimum) to 12 months (maximum). Fellows receive a monthly stipend and payment of travel expenses.

Eligible applicants are overseas researchers of comparative/case studies in Korean studies or Korea-related areas in the field of humanities or social sciences, including doctoral candidates who have completed their requisite coursework and are in the process of writing their doctoral dissertation, and lecturers or researchers with less than 10 years of experience in teaching or research at a university or research institute.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Luce Scholars Program

Application deadline:   September 6, 2017 (UW deadline)

Launched in 1974, the Luce Scholars Program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields. It is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field other than Asian studies, including but hardly limited to medicine and public health, the arts, law, science, environmental studies, international development, and journalism.

The UW can nominate three students per year to compete nationally for this opportunity. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 young Americans each year. Placements can be made in the following countries or regions in East and Southeast Asia: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Each scholar spends July and August studying the language of the placement country, and the work assignments run for approximately ten months from September until July of the following year.

Eligibility

Current UW seniors (who will earn their bachelor’s degrees by July 1, 2018), recent alumni, and current graduate or professional students who meet the below criteria are welcome to apply:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • No significant experience in Asian or in Asian Studies
  • Will not have reached his/her 30th birthday by July 1, 2018
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree by July 1, 2018
  • Good physical health
  • Demonstrate leadership capacity, high achievement, maturity

Application Process

The initial application must be submitted by the UW campus deadline of September 6, 2017. A faculty committee reviews applications and selects finalists to interview, after which point the committee will select three nominees. Nominations are then sent to the Luce Foundation by the UW Fellowships offices.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW Ilse D. Cirtautas Central Asian Studies Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

The Cirtautas Fellowship is available for undergraduate or graduate students from any UW program who are studying Central Asia. The award grants $2,000 for travel to Central Asia or to attend a conference such as ASEEES or CESS to present on the region.

This award cannot be combined with a summer FLAS or other major UW summer travel funding. Students may combine the Cirtautas Fellowship with other non-UW summer funding only with approval from the Ellison Center.

For complete information about this opportunity, click here.

UW Frank F. Conlon South Asia Fellowship

Application Deadline:  January 31, 2017

The South Asia Center at the University of Washington announces, with pleasure, the competition for the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian Studies, which awards $8,000 for tuition or living expenses. We invite applications from graduate students in all disciplines who are engaged in the study of South Asia and who will be enrolled at the University of Washington during the 2017-2018 academic year. The award will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility: 
Graduate students in any discipline, including international  students, who are engaged in the study of South Asia.  Awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated  financial need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid. Applicants for South Asia FLAS fellowships  (both current and prospective students) are considered  automatically. If you  are not eligible for a FLAS, you may apply for the Conlon Fellowship through the Jackson School Fellowship  Application System.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Blakemore Freeman Asian Language Fellowships

Application Deadline:  December 30, 2016

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and must have (at minimum) a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.

For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2016

To deepen the understanding of Japan and to maintain good relations between Japan and the United States, the Japan Foundation grants fellowships for research in Japan.  The Japanese Studies Fellowship Program provides support to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities or social sciences by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

Applicants for this opportunity must be American citizens, American citizens temporarily residing abroad, or permanent residents of the United States. However, Americans with permanent residency in other countries may submit their applications to the Japan Foundation’s office in the country where they reside or to the Japanese diplomatic mission of their resident country. Applicants residing in the United States who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent residents may submit applications to the Japan Foundation’s Tokyo Headquarters.
For complete information about this opportunity, including how to apply, click here.

UW South Asia Center Frank F. Conlon Fellowship

Application deadline:   January 29, 2016

The South Asia Center at the University of Washington announces, with pleasure, the competition for the Frank F. Conlon Fellowship in South Asian Studies. We invite applications from graduate students in all disciplines who are engaged in the study of South Asia and who will be enrolled at the University of Washington during the 2016-2017 academic year. The award will be based on academic merit and financial need.

Eligibility

Graduate students in any discipline, including international  students, who are engaged in the study of South Asia.  Awarded on the basis of academic merit and demonstrated  financial need as determined by the UW Office of Student Financial Aid. Applicants for South Asia FLAS fellowships  (both current and prospective students) are considered  automatically. Applicants must submit a FAFSA or a WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid).  If you  are not eligible for a FLAS, you may apply for the Conlon  Fellowship through the Jackson School Fellowship  Application System. The application opens in October and  is due in January.

Award

Awards: $8,000 for tuition or living expenses

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://southasia.washington.edu/programs/funding/#Conlon

Gething Award for Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Travel

Application deadline:   January 4, 2016

The Southeast Asia Center is pleased to announce the 2016 Gething Award for Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Student Travel.  These awards, made possible by a generous gift from Tom and Mary Kay Gething, provide travel funds for graduate students who will either be presenting Southeast Asia-related papers at academic conferences or who are traveling for graduate research purposes.  Awards amounts average $400-$500.

The deadline for applications is January 4, 2016.  To apply, please submit the following information either electronically (saravf @ uw.edu) or by mail (Box 353650).

For conference travel:  

1)  Your paper title and abstract, together with the conference title, date, and location.  Please indicate whether your paper has been accepted for presentation.

2)  A brief cover letter that includes: your name, address, email address, discipline, level of graduate study and area(s) of research interest.

For research travel:

1) The dates and location(s) of proposed travel

2)  A one-page summary of your research plans and goals for the proposed travel

3)  A brief cover letter that includes: your name, address, email address, discipline, level of graduate study and area(s) of research interest.