For Students

 

Travel Grant for Studies in East Asia

Application Deadline: October 15th (Spring) and March 1 (Summer & Fall)

Each year the East Asia Center Grants Committee awards money to lessen the cost of travel to East Asian countries by University faculty members and students.  These funds, from the Founders' Grants and the Ellen Bayard Weedon Endowment, may be used to cover part or all of the cost of airfare between Charlottesville and an East Asian country. Travel within an East Asian country will not be covered by a Center travel grant.

 

The Nelson Scholars Program for Southeast Asian Studies

Application Deadline: October 15th (Spring) and March 1 (Summer & Fall)

Each year the Southeast Asia Programming and Grants Committee allocates money to be used to reduce the cost of travel to Southeast Asian countries by University students, for study, and faculty members, for research.  These funds may be used to cover part or all of the cost of airfare between Charlottesville and a Southeast Asian country, as well as program fees, reasonable accomodations, and research-related transportation within Southeast Asia.

 

The Fudan University Fellows Program and East China Normal University ECNU-UVA Visiting Scholar Program

Application Deadline: February 17th (FU Fellows Program), Rolling Admissions (ECNU-UVA Visiting Scholar Program)

The Fudan University Fellows Program and East China Normal University ECNU-UVA Visiting Scholar Program provide funding (covering airfare, accommodation and stipend) to faculty and graduate students to undertake research at those universities in Shanghai.

 

Outside Funding Sources

    • US Department of State Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.
    • Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese. Superior candidates pursuing careers which will involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language, in fields such as academia, STEM, international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social and NGO work, and government service, are encouraged to apply.

      Applications for our fellowships for the 2021/2022 academic year are now open at https://blakemorefoundation.communityforce.com.

      Blakemore Freeman Fellows receive a stipend for living, travel and study expenses and full tuition for programs such as:

      ● Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University● International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University
      ● Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama
      ● Seoul National University, Sogang University and other language programs in South Korea

      Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are also available for advanced language study in:
      ● Thailand     ● Vietnam     ● Indonesia     ● Cambodia     ● Myanmar

    • Freeman Awards for Study in Asia is designed to support American undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia.  The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
    • Huayu Enrichment Scholarship and Taiwan Scholarship offered by the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan)
    • Scholarship for People from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Member Economies offered by the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan).