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Asian Cultural Council Fellowships
November

http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/

The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. In addition, the Council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia.

The ACC's geographic purview covers an extensive area of Asia ranging from Afghanistan to Japan. Because the Council's grant funds are limited, however, priority consideration is currently being given to applicants from that area of Southeast and East Asia extending eastward from Myanmar through Japan.

Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video.

Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program
This fellowship program focusing on the relationship between the artistic and religious traditions of Asia was established with an endowment gift from Laurance S. Rockefeller. The program enables American scholars, specialists, and artists to conduct research and undertake projects in Asia involving the interdisciplinary analysis of religion and the arts.

The Council awards up to five research fellowships or travel grants each year through this program. Asian Art and Religion Fellowships have supported research in India on the iconography of Hindu deities, in Indonesia on the relationship between tantric religious thought and masked performance, and in Thailand on Buddhist architecture of northern Thailand.

Humanities Fellowship Program
Intended primarily to support American scholars and graduate students, the Council's Humanities Fellowship Program was initiated with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and matching funds from The JDR 3rd Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program assists American scholars, doctoral students, and specialists in the humanities to undertake research, training, and study in Asia in the following fields: archaeology; conservation; museology; and the theory, history, and criticism of architecture, art, dance, film, music, photography, and theater.

Fellowship grants range in duration from one to nine months. The program also supports American and Asian scholars participating in international conferences, exhibitions, visiting professorships, and similar projects.

Japan-United States Arts Program
The Japan-United States Arts Program of the ACC provides grants to individuals and institutions in Japan and the United States for exchange activities that encourage the study and understanding of Japanese art and culture. This program is made possible with funds contributed by the Seibu Saison Group and provided to the ACC through an endowment gift from the Japan Foundation. Since 1989, the Saison Foundation has contributed annual supplementary funding for the program, and additional support is provided through the ACC's Blanchette H. Rockefeller Fellowship Fund in Japan.

Individual fellowship grants enable Japanese artists, scholars, and specialists to travel to the United States for research, observation, and creative work and allow their American counterparts to visit Japan for similar purposes. The Council also provides limited assistance for performances, exhibitions, and other projects of unusual importance for the development of Japanese-American cultural exchange. In 2005, the program supported thirteen individuals and fourteen institutional projects.

Philippines Fellowship Program
The Philippines Fellowship Program of the Asian Cultural Council was formally inaugurated in 2000 in association with the ACC Philippines Foundation, a new foundation established in Manila to collaborate with the ACC in raising funds and making grants for Philippines-U.S. cultural exchange. Through the ACC Philippines Foundation a range of donors in both countries are contributing to the Philippines Fellowship Program, which emphasizes support for artists, scholars, and specialists from the Philippines undertaking research, study, and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also made to Americans pursuing similar activities in the Philippines and to institutions engaged in Philippines-U.S. or Philippines-Asia exchange projects.

Asian Women in Business - The AWIB Scholarship Fund
October

Founded in 1995, Asian Women In Business (AWIB) is the only non-profit, tax-exempt organization in the country with the primary mission of assisting Asian women entrepreneurs. Over the years, AWIB has expanded its mission to address identified needs and issues affecting the business and professional development of Asian Americans. AWIB also serves on various task forces and boards to promote the inclusion of minority and women owned businesses and professionals.

Eligability:
Candidates for the scholarship must be female of Asian (includes those who can trace their ancestry from Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam) or Pacific Islander ancestry.

Candidates must also fulfill the following criteria to be considered:

  • Have at least one or more of the following: a) demonstrated a leadership role in a community or non-profit endeavor, or b) a record of entrepreneurial achievement
  • Enrolled full-time in an accredited four-year undergraduate institution in the U.S. at the time of application and award
  • Carry a minimum of 3.0 (out of 4.0) GPA at the time of application
  • Provide most recent college transcript; semi-finalists will be required to provide their official college transcript
  • Provide at least one professional recommendation
  • Fully complete the AWIB Scholarship Application

For more information and to apply: http://www.awib.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=Page.ViewPage&PageID=811

asian, women
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study
December

http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/Language%20Grants/Language.htm

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are made for one year of full-time language study. This may include study in the summer preceding or following an academic year program. The Foundation encourages applicants who are applying for an academic year program to include a summer term.

An applicant for a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship must have

  • A minimum of three academic years of regular language study at the college level (example: completed 3rd year Chinese); or
  • A minimum of one academic year of full-time intensive language study at the college-level; or
  • Provide proof of equivalent competency

Note: Applications for languages which are not commonly taught at U.S. universities will be considered on an individual basis.

Selection Criteria

  • A focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which regular use of the language is an important aspect
  • The potential to make a significant contribution to a field of study or area of professional or business activity in an Asian country
  • Prior experience in the Asian country or involvement or participation in activities related to the country
  • Good academic, professional or business background, appropriate to the career program

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for study of the principal modern languages of East and Southeast Asia, such as

  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Vietnamese
  • Indonesian
  • Khmer
  • Malaysian
  • Tibetian
  • Thai
  • Burmese
asian, fine arts, languages
Boren Awards for International Study
February

Boren Scholarship Basics

Boren Scholarships provide American undergraduate students with the resources and encouragement they need to acquire skills and experiences in areas of the world critical to the future security of our nation, in exchange for their commitment to seek work in the federal government.

Award Amounts

Maximum scholarship awards are:

  • $10,000 for a semester
  • $20,000 for a full academic year 

Length of Study

Boren Scholarships promote long term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1, 2012.

Summer-only programs must be eight (8) weeks or more and are limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students. To learn more about this special STEM initiative, click here.

National Security 

The program focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. It draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including: sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. All applicants must demonstrate how their study programs and future goals are connected to this broad understanding of national security.

Program Preferences

Boren Scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. Preference is also given to students who will study abroad for longer periods of time, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government. 

As we cannot list all countries, languages, and fields that are critical to U.S. national security, we are interested in applications that fall outside the preferences, if the candidate can make a compelling case that such study can contribute significantly to U.S. national security and the goals of the program.

For more information about what makes a competitive application, click here.

Government Service

In exchange for scholarship funding, all Boren Scholars must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Boren Scholarships is February 9, 2012 at 5:00 PM EST. Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline. For more information about the application process, click here.

Boren Scholarship applicants will be notified of their status by mail in early May.

 

http://borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/how_apply.html

 

For Graduate Fellowship Information visit:

http://borenawards.org/boren_fellowship

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Junior Fellows Program
January

http://www.carnegieendowment.org/about/index.cfm?fa=jrFellows

Each year the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace chooses 8-10 research fellows, who then work under Endowment's senior associates for the duration of one year. Junior Fellows provide research assistance to Associates working on the Carnegie Endowment's projects such as non-proliferation, democracy building, trade, China-related issues, South Asian issues and Russian/Eurasian studies. Junior Fellows also have the opportunity to conduct research for books, co-author journal articles and policy papers, participate in meetings with high-level officials, contribute to congressional testimony and organize briefings attended by scholars, activists, journalists and government officials. All pursuits of Junior Fellows are in the realm of international relations and affairs. Applicants must have a bachelor's degree before the start of the award and may not have started graduate study.

Internal deadline: TBA
Final deadline: January 15, 2013

paid, public policy
Freeman-Asia
October

www.iie.org/freeman-asia

Freeman-ASIA provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad 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. Awards of up to $5,000 are available for spring programs. Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others.

Gates Millenium Scholar
January

http://www.gmsp.org/

The Gates Millennium Scholars Program (GMS), funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, low income African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American*, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, who have significant financial need, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

diversity, minority
Global Engagement Summer Institute
March

The Global Engagement Summer Institute is for undergraduates who are passionately committed to global justice and international development. Run by Northwestern University’s Center for Global Engagement and supported abroad by the Foundation for Sustainable Development, the Global Engagement Summer Institute program will bring together students from universities around the country to learn from and work with communities in India, Uganda, Bolivia and Nicaragua experiencing the problems of poverty and injustice.

Going beyond traditional study abroad experiences, the program will place you in a team setting with a host nonprofit organization where you’ll learn about international community development by developing and implementing a real project in areas from youth education to microfinance and beyond.

GESI is a two-course summer study abroad program focused on teaching students about community development in a global context. The program focuses in part on Asset-based Community Development a framework for harnessing the resources of individuals and communities to ensure local ownership and sustainability of development efforts.

GESI recognizes that every individual is instilled with experiences, knowledge, and values that can enrich a team. Students come from various universities and academic programs to work in groups of four to six, a structure that allows them to harness their diversity as well as develop their ability to collaborate and cooperate cross-culturally. GESI has sent nearly 100 students from around the world to work in team based community development in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Website

Harriman Institute – Undergraduate Fellowship Program
November

http://www.harrimaninstitute.org/courses/undergraduate_student_support.html

The undergraduate fellowship program of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University is open to Barnard College, Columbia College, and General Studies students. This program is designed to provide research support on a competitive basis to juniors and seniors who have a serious interest in the post-Soviet and/or East-Central European regions. It is expected that students will use the fellowship to assist them in researching and writing their senior theses, or to complete an equivalent major research project.

Successful candidates may receive up to $2500 to offset their field research expenses in the region, with the expectation that the research will be conducted over the 2011/12 winter break. Fellows will have the opportunity to attend all Harriman Institute events for the 2009/10 academic year, and will be required to present the results of their own research at a public seminar hosted by the Harriman Institute in April of 2012.

Asia, Eastern Europe, Russia
IMUSE Summer Fellowship
April

http://www.projectimuse.org/programs/

The IMUSE 2011 Beijing Summer Fellowship Program will bring thirty outstanding students from Chinese and American colleges and graduate schools together to share their opinions, experience Chinese culture, and learn from one another. During the fellowship, Chinese and American delegates will participate alongside one another in a variety of activities designed to be both academically and personally enriching. Delegates will participate in panel discussion events with a student audience, where they will discuss the pertinent issues facing Chinese-American relations today. They will interact with and learn from distinguished guest speakers, which in past IMUSE events have included distinguished academics and celebrities from both America and China. As IMUSE is strongly committed to improving the quality of life for individuals in both countries, the fellowship will include a short period of public service within an underprivileged community. Other activities and workshops will cover a variety of topics from politics to pop culture to food. All events will be carried out in English, and no knowledge of Chinese is necessary.

In an effort to help students become familiar with Beijing and all that it has to offer, IMUSE will facilitate tours to sites of cultural interest as well as major businesses and government offices within the city. In addition, two days of the fellowship will be spent visiting a village outside Beijing, granting delegates a rare opportunity to glimpse the rural China so often overlooked by Western visitors. In order to help document their experiences, delegates will each keep a blog during the two weeks that will be uploaded onto the IMUSE website.

Students will stay in a hotel for the duration of the program and have all necessary living expenses paid for, including accommodations, food, ground transportation, and $500 toward transportation to and from Beijing.

IMUSE hopes that this dynamic, multidisciplinary, and challenging two weeks will expose both American and Chinese delegates to a better understanding of each other, and foster friendships and relationships that last long after the two weeks have ended.

The program will include 15 delegates from North American schools and 15 delegates from Chinese schools. All students in an American postsecondary school (including two- and four-year colleges, graduate schools, and vocational, technical, and trade schools) are eligible to apply. Students need not be American citizens to apply.

Asia
King's International Graduate Scholarship
March

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/graduate/funding/database/index.php?action=view&id=252

The King’s International Graduate Scholarship will contribute to your tuition and fees as you study for a master’s degree in any field at King’s College, London.

 




Luce Scholar Program
October

http://www.hluce.org/home.aspx

Internal Deadline: Oct. 17, 2013
Final Deadline: Nov. 1, 2013

The Luce Scholar Program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had no prior experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian counterparts. The program provides stipends and internships for eighteen young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Nominees should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, 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.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field - other than Asian studies - including medicine, the arts, business, law, science, environmental studies, and journalism. Placements can be made in the following countries in East and Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Internships are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her specific interest, background, qualifications, and experience. These work assignments run for approximately ten months-from September until July of the following year and are intended primarily as learning opportunities for the Scholars.

Asia, exchange, internship
Mabelle Arole International Fellowship
January

http://www.amsa.org/AMSA/Homepage/MemberCenter/Premeds/MabelleArole.aspx

Are you currently a premed? Are you interested in international health? Do you want to learn about community-based health programming in a developing country? Can you "rough it" for one year in rural India?

The Mabelle Arole International Fellows:

  • Learn about community-driven programming, how it works, and how it contributes to a community's well-being.
  • Live and work at the Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed, India, for almost one year.
  • Work with one of the best primary health projects in the world.
  • Learn about the priority health care areas addressed: community-based primary care, women's health, under-fives care, family planning, control of chronic illnesses, prevention of infectious diseases, and integrated rural development.
  • Work on a project, depending on current CRHP activities and your interest.

Eligibility
To be eligible for the 2012-2013 fellowship year, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have completed your undergraduate degree by June 2012.
  • Have been accepted to a U.S. medical school by June 2012.
  • Be willing to defer your acceptance to medical school for one year.
  • Complete the application and other necessary paperwork.
  • Provide a medical certificate of health (if and when selected as fellow).
  • Be available for and have the resources to travel to the annual AMSA convention in Washington, DC, for an interview.
Asia, health, premed
OCA Internships
February

http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=

The OCA Internship Program is a great opportunity to learn firsthand about national issues and policies that affect Asian Pacific Americans. The OCA Internship Program also exposes interns to other aspects of Washington, D.C. Last year, interns visited Congressional offices where they had an opportunity to meet with Congressional Representatives, APA staffers, and members of the Congressional APA Caucus. Interns will also have hands on experience at the offices in which they are placed.

OCA- Verizon College Scholarship
January

http://www.ocanational.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=185&Itemid=

Recognizing the lack of access to quality education and resources for underserved communities, including the Asian Pacific American (APA) community, OCA is known as a leading organization in administering scholarships for APA students.

In 2011, 15 scholarships in the amount of $2,000 were awarded to students who demonstrated financial need, academic achievement, leadership and commitment to community service.OCA-Verizon Scholarships are available to college students who identify as Asian Pacific American and are enrolling in their junior or senior of a college or university.
Princeton in Asia
November

http://piaweb.princeton.edu/

Princeton-in-Asia (PiA) provides transformative, service-oriented experiences for talented graduates and serves the needs of Asia as determined by our Asian partners. Over the last century, the organization has achieved this goal by providing talented young people with various opportunities to live and work in Asia. The first PiA "fellowships" consisted of a handful of Princeton University graduates who went to China in the late 1890s to do relief work and teach English; the program has since expanded considerably in size and scope throughout Asia. In 2007, PiA placed 125 fellows in 17 countries, including Cambodia, China, Timor-Leste, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Currently the program offers 85 teaching fellowships with 40 additional fellowships in the fields of journalism, international development, and business.

The basic prerequisite for PiA placement is a bachelor's degree. In addition:

  • TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) experience is required prior to leaving for Asia for all English teaching positions. At least 20 hours of TESL preparation either through a short course (such as that offered at Princeton) or through volunteer tutoring will fulfill this requirement. Tutoring can be accomplished at most universities and also through church groups and human service organizations. Check with colleges in your area to see if a TESL course is offered or contact a local Literacy Volunteers program.
  • English teaching positions require native English speaking ability. PiA recognizes that citizens of any country may have native-speaker fluency in English, but we have occasionally had problems convincing Asian institutions of that fact.
  • Asian language ability is NOT a prerequisite for most teaching positions. Non-teaching positions typically require some language skills.
  • All applicants MUST be able to come to Princeton for a personal interview in January, and all applicants receiving placements MUST attend the weekend orientation held in late May on the Princeton University campus.
Robert L. Bartley Fellowship Program
January

http://www.dowjones.com/djcom/careers/bartley-interns.asp

Throughout his 30 years as The Wall Street Journal's Editorial Page Editor, Bob Bartley inspired principled and original thinking that changed and shaped the society in which we all live. He also devoted attention to teaching and motivating talented young people, many of whom have gone on to careers in journalism at the Journal and elsewhere. The Bartley fellowships are consistent with that legacy.

Bob Bartley achieved many honors during his long tenure here including a Pulitzer Prize and, shortly before his death in December 2003, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In awarding that medal, President Bush cited Bob as "one of the most influential journalists in American history." The Robert L. Bartley fellowships will help to perpetuate not just Bob's memory but above all the principles and priorities to which he devoted his distinguished career.


Eligibility and Requirements

The fellowships, consisting of paid internships of one to six months, will be provided to young thinkers and writers whose views are broadly consistent with Bob Bartley's philosophy and who aspire to careers in journalism. Applicants should be beginning journalists, upperclassmen or graduate students with reporting and writing backgrounds at their school newspapers or elsewhere. It is essential that they be familiar with, and interested in, the ideas for which the Journal editorial page stands. As many as five fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior members of our editorial board. Fellows will work as writers and editors on the Journal's opinion pages—editorial, op-ed, Leisure & Arts—in the U.S., Europe or Asia.


Responsibilities

Bartley Fellows will assist in researching and writing editorials, editing op-ed articles, editing Leisure & Arts page features, and editing letters to the editor for the Journal and our Web site, OpinionJournal.com.


When does the program start?

Start and finish dates are flexible, though we anticipate that most Fellows will work during the summer months. The fellowship usually begins in June and runs through the end of August, although some run up to six months.


Guidelines and Application Deadline

If you'd like to be considered, please send a cover letter, resume and your best clips via email to: bartleyfellows@wsj.com
or mail them to:
Carol Muller
The Wall Street Journal
Editorial Page
1211 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10036

There is no application form. However, all materials must be received by January 15, 2013 and a decision will be made in February or March 2010. Only applicants who are selected for final consideration will be interviewed.

journalism
Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
March

http://english.moe.gov.tw/np.asp?ctNode=10634

To encourage international students and individuals to undertake Mandarin study in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) established in 2005, the program "Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship." Awards are available for 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or a year. While providing study opportunities for Mandarin language and Taiwan's culture at university- or college-affiliated Mandarin training centers, this program also aims to

  • Contribute to a better command of the Mandarin language, and hence a greater understanding and appreciation of Taiwan's culture.
  • Promote friendship between Taiwan and countries around the world.
  • Explore opportunities to increase exchange with international education institutions.
Asia, languages, Mandarin
Teach for China
February

http://www.tfchina.org/

Teach for China (TFC) is an innovative non-profit organization primarily supported by the Ford Foundation that addresses educational inequality in low-income Chinese communities with high incidences of minority populations. We work in partnership with:

  • Princeton in Asia
  • The Woodrow Wilson School's China and the World Program (CWP)
  • Tsinghua University
  • Peking University
  • The Chinese Communist Youth League's (CYL) Graduate Student Volunteer Program

CEI operates with the approval of the Chinese central government and is the first and only volunteer organization in the PRC to pair graduates from top universities in the US and China in a long-term service initiative. We are now recruiting promising future leaders to serve as fully sponsored teaching fellows in China.

Asia, education, teaching
Wall Street Journal – Robert L. Bartley Fellowship Program
January

http://new.dowjones.com/careers/internship/robert-l-bartley-fellowship-program

The fellowships, consisting of paid internships of one to six months, will be provided to young thinkers and writers whose views are broadly consistent with Bob Bartley's philosophy and who aspire to careers in journalism. Applicants should be beginning journalists, upperclassmen or graduate students with reporting and writing backgrounds at their school newspapers or elsewhere. It is essential that they be familiar with, and interested in, the ideas for which the Wall Street Journal editorial page stands.

As many as five fellows will be selected each year through an application process that will be judged by senior members of the Journal editorial board. Fellows will work as writers and editors on the Journal's opinion pages – editorial, op-ed, Leisure & Arts – in the U.S., Europe or Asia, as well as at the Far Eastern Economic Review in Hong Kong.

Most fellows will work during the summer months. The fellowship usually begins in June and runs through the end of August, although some run up to six months.

journalism
Weatherhead Undergraduate Training Grant
March

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/student-resources/whug_training.html

Weatherhead Undergraduate Training Grant

Provides up to $2,500 in support to undergraduate students for summer projects in East Asia that develop academic and/or professional expertise. Examples of eligible projects include research or a secured, uncompensated internship. Projects involving a single East Asian country are eligible, and priority will be given to projects that cross traditional disciplinary, geographic, or temporal boundaries, as well as to applicants with a commitment to make East Asia a part of their long-term careers.

 

east asia, research