Graduate Funding Opportunities

The East Asian Studies Center offers several funding opportunities for graduate and professional school students, including the FLAS Fellowship and the Louise Loh Memorial Scholarship. In addition to these EASC-based funding programs, graduate students are encouraged to seek out external funding programs, such as the ones below:

External Funding Programs

AAS CIAC Small Grants
Association for Asian Studies
Open to: AAS members; dissertation level graduate students, junior or senior independent scholars, and adjunct faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
Description: Awards for dissertation-level graduate students and scholars with special interests in China or Inner Asia. 

Blakemore Freeman Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
Sponsor: The Blakemore Foundation
Open to: American citizens and permanent residents of the U.S. who have a college degree and who plan to use an Asian language in their career.
Description: Award funds a year of study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, Japan, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing and other approved programs in Southeast Asia.

CCK Fellowships for Ph.D. Dissertations and Post-doctoral Grants
Sponsor: Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF)
Open to: Doctoral candidates and scholars who have received their doctorates within two years of their application; must be legal permanent residents of the U.S.

CIC Foreign Language Enhancement Program (FLEP)
Sponsor: Committee on Institutional Cooperation
Open to: Graduate students at one of the participating CIC institutions.
Description: Scholarships to help graduate students take advantage of less commonly taught languages not available at their home university, but offered at another CIC member university. Scholarships are intended to offset living expenses incurred while attending another CIC host institution during the summer session. Language study may be undertaken at any other CIC university and must be for credit-bearing courses.

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowship
Sponsor: National Security Education Program (NSEP)
Open to: U.S. citizens enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program in an accredited U.S. college or university located within the U.S.
Description: Awards made for minimum of one and maximum of six academic semesters, supporting domestic and overseas study of a modern language other than English and the study of an area and culture.

Dissertation Fellowships for Republic of China Students Abroad
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange (CCKF)
Open to: R.O.C. students who have graduated from accredited R.O.C. universities and colleges and who do not have foreign residence or citizenship.
Description: Grant to help finance completion of a dissertation in the humanities or social sciences

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for U.S. Graduate Students (EAPSI)
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Open to: U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are graduate students in science and engineering programs or are in M.D. programs with an interest in biomedical research.
Description: Student participates in a summer institute in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan.

Fellowship for Korean Language Training
Sponsor: Korea Foundation
Open to: Graduate students majoring or minoring in Korean-related subjects for M.A. of Ph.D. degrees; Faculty members and reserachers who are engaged in teaching or research activities at universities or reserach institutes; professionals in a cultural/artistic profession related to Korea (e.g. museum curators, librarians, government officials in charge of Korean affairs, etc.).
Description: Fellowship designed to enhance competency in Korean among overseas Korean Studies scholars, graduate students, and professionals in Korea-related fields.

Fulbright Program for U.S. Students
Sponsor: U.S. Department of State
Open to: U.S. citizen who will have a bachelor's degree by the beginning date of the grant but will not have a doctorate degree and who is thinking of studying, assistant-teaching English, or conducting research abroad.
Description: Grants more than 1,500 a year and operates in more than 140 countries. Awards granted in nearly all fields and disciplines, including sciences, professional fields, and Creative and Performing Arts.

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
U.S. Department of Education
Open to: Graduate student studying a modern foreign languages and area studies. Eligibility is restricted to students who possess the requisite language skills for the dissertation project, and who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Description: The Office of International Affairs administers these grants. These grants provide support for advanced graduate students studying modern foreign languages and area studies (projects focusing on Western Europe are not supported). All doctoral degree candidates proposing full-time dissertation research abroad on topics that develop research knowledge and capabilities in world areas not commonly taught in U.S. institutions are encouraged to apply. Grants support field research of 6 to 12 months in duration.

IASP Scholarships and Assistantships
Sponsor: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Open to: IASP applicants of any nationality who can demonstrate finanical need and academic aptitude.
Description: This opportunity, granted for personal study and reserach, provides awards for students conducting work in all aspets of Chinese and Asian studies. The number of assistanships offered annually varies. The awards are tenable in the IAS Program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong for one term of one year. They are not renewable. The opportunity may be held concurrently with other non-IASP awards or income.

International Dissertation Research Fellowships (IDRF)
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Open to: Full-time graduate students in the humanities and social sciences - regardless of citizenship - enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States.
Description: Fellowships providing support for nine to twelve months in the field, plus travel expenses.

Korean Studies Grant Program
Sponosor: Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council and the Korea Foundation
Open to: U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and institutional applicants must be located within the U.S.
Description: Offers several different grants all designed to assist the research of individual scholars based in North America to improve the quality of teaching about Korea on both the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of Korea into the major academic disciplines.

Louis Dupree Prize for Research on Central Asia
Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
Open to: Recipients of SSRC/ACLS dissertation research fellowships.
Description: Prize awarded for the most promising dissertation involving field research in Central Asia.

Peace Scholar Dissertation Fellowships
United States Institute of Peace, Jennings Randolph Program for International Peace
Open to: Doctoral students, regardless of citizenship, enrolled in a U.S. university and working on a dissertation related to the peaceful resolution of international conflicts.
Description: Award for one year; may be used to support writing or field research.

Peking University Harvard-Yenching Graduate Fellowship
Harvard-Yenching Institute
Open to: Doctoral student at an accredited U.S. institution; must be a U.S. citizen (exceptions may be made); must be working on Chinese studies in the humanities or social sciences (with an emphasis on culture); must have sufficient ability in Chinese language to conduct research in China.
Description: Award covers tuition, monthly stipend, faculty advisor, access to Peking University's library and computer facilities, roundtrip airfare from home city to Beijing.

Phyllis Krumm Memorial International Scholarships
OSU Office of International Affairs
Open to: Graduate student who is researching or studying in China (including PRC, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) or a European country.
Description: Up to three awards will be given to deserving graduate students.

Research Travel - North American Awards
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies Northeast Asia Council and the Korea Foundation
Open to: Individual scholars based in North America.
Description: Awards are available to scholars who are engaged in research on Korea and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the United States and Canada. Grants are primarily intended to support post-doctoral research. Pre-doctoral dissertation research will be considered, but a letter of recommendation from an advisor is required. Applicants must not have received funding in this category within the past three years.

Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship for International Understanding and Peace
Office of International Affairs
Open to: Graduate/professional student currently enrolled full time at OSU.
Description: Established on March 2, 1984, Sonkin-Bergman-Wasserman Families' Scholarship for International Understanding and Peace provides one or more awards (pending availability of funds) for deserving graduate/professional students at The Ohio State University active in research or study that contributes to the pursuit of international understanding and peace.

Travel Grants to East Asian Libraries
Contact: See the Duke University Perkins Library Travel Grants to East Asian Libraries webpage.

Walter O. Spofford, Jr. Memorial Internship
Resources for the Future (RFF)
Open to: Graduate students in the social or natural sciences who are in their first or second year of training.
Description: Paid internship at RFF in Washington, D.C.; for graduate students with a special interest in Chinese environmental issues; includes a stipend; travel assistance and visa assistance may also be provided.