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.

Cirtautas Fellowship in Central Asian Studies

Application deadline:   Ongoing

Eligibility:

The Ilse D. Cirtautas Fellowship in Central Asian Studies is available for undergraduate or graduate students from any UW program who are studying Central Asia or who have lived in Central Asia.

The deadline is rolling, and one award is made per academic year. Applicants may submit their applications at any time until an award is made.

Award:

$1,000 for travel to Central Asia or to attend a conference such as ASEEES to present on the region.

Application Materials:

  • Statement of Purpose explaining how the funds will be used and how it will support academic pursuits.
  • One faculty letter of support.
  • An unofficial copy of your transcript.

Please Note: 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.

To apply, please submit your application materials to reecas @ uw.edu with the subject line “Cirtautas Fellowship Application”. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) faculty and staff.

For complete information about this opportunity, see: http://ellisoncenter.washington.edu/degrees_and_certificates/funding-opportunities/#other-fellow

National Geographic Young Explorers Grant

Application deadline:   Ongoing

Young Explorers Grants (YEG) offer opportunities to individuals ages 18 to 25 to pursue research, conservation, and exploration-related projects consistent with National Geographic’s existing grant programs, including: the Committee for Research and Exploration (CRE), the Expeditions Council (EC), and the Conservation Trust (CT). In addition, the YEG program recently teamed with the Luce Foundation to provide increased funding opportunities for fieldwork in 18 Northeast and Southeast Asian countries, including Brunei, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Young Explorers Grants Program accepts pre-applications throughout the year. Please submit your pre-application at least eight months prior to your field dates, at least six months for the Expeditions Council. If your application is approved—a decision which takes about eight weeks—the relevant grant program will send you an email with a link to the full application online. The names of three academic or professional references and a curriculum vitae are to be included with the full application.

Eligibility

The Young Explorers Grants Program supports a variety of projects—and an age-range of applicants—that are generally not covered by other sources of funding.

Applicants are not required to have advanced degrees. However, a record of prior experience in the fields of research, conservation, or exploration should be submitted as it pertains to the proposed project.

Funding is not restricted to United States citizens—foreign nationals are invited to apply. Researchers planning work in countries abroad should make great effort to include at least one local collaborator as part of their team.

Where Should I Apply?

The Committee for Research and Exploration funds hypothesis-based scientific research. Consult the CRE website for more information on the fields of research funded.

The Conservation Trust funds innovative and applied approaches to conservation with potential for global application. Consult the CT website for more information on the types of projects funded.

The Expeditions Council funds exploration and adventure around the world. Consult the EC website for more information on the types of programs funded.

Grant Limits

Young Explorers Grants vary in amount depending on significance of the project, though most range between US $2,000 and $5,000 at the maximum. National Geographic Society funds often serve as complementary support—thus the program encourages applicants to seek additional, concurrent funding from other sources.

Grant Restrictions

National Geographic Society grants may not be used for indirect costs, overhead, and other expenses not directly related to the project. Fringe benefits are also excluded, as are salaries.

Funds may not be used for travel to scientific/professional meetings or conferences, tuition, vacations, study abroad programs, volunteer activities, legal actions, land acquisition, endowments, construction of permanent field stations, or publication of research results.

Grant recipients are expected to provide the National Geographic Society with rights of first refusal for popular publication and other media coverage of their findings.

If you are a resident of Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, or Ireland please apply to National Geographic Science and Exploration’s grant program in Europe. Find out more and submit an application here.

If you are a resident of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam please apply to National Geographic Science and Exploration’s grant program in Asia. Find out more and submit an application here.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/grants-programs/young-explorers/

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation Doctoral Fellowships

Application deadline:   October 15, 2015

The Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange
 offers doctoral fellowships to non-Republic of China citizens. Doctoral candidates who are non-ROC citizens and who are enrolled in an accredited university in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, or South America may apply for financial support for writing dissertations in the field of Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. Citizens of the ROC should apply for Dissertation Fellowships for ROC Students Abroad.

Applicants should inform the Foundation if they are applying for or subsequently receive other sources of funding. Grants are available only to doctoral candidates who are neither employed nor receiving grants from other sources during the grant period. Applicants should have completed all other requirements for their Ph.D. degree, and must be in the last stage of their doctoral program. The maximum amount of each award is US$18,000, which is given for a period extending to one year. Successful candidates are expected to complete their dissertations by the end of the grant period. Funding for successful applications will be provided in two installments (July and January). The completed thesis should be submitted to the Foundation when the project is finished.

Applications for Doctoral Fellowships will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. The significance of the contribution that the proposed project will make to the advancement of research in the field of Chinese Studies.
  2. The quality or potential quality of the applicant’s work, including its originality in the field of Chinese Studies.
  3. The quality of the approach, organization, and methodology of the proposed project.
  4. The likelihood that the applicant can successfully complete the entire project during the grant period.

For complete information about this opportunity, including application materials, see:
http://www.cckf.org/e-americaDD.htm

For additional opportunities from the Foundation, see: http://www.cckf.org/e-dornation.htm

Luce Scholars Program

Campus deadline:   September 9, 2015

The UW is able to nominate three students per year to compete nationally for the opportunity to spend twelve months in Asia in a professional, not academic, placement. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

During the current application cycle for the 2016-17 program, applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1, 2016, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability and experience, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program.

For complete program and application information, see: http://www.grad.washington.edu/students/fa/luce/index.shtml