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AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
April

http://www.international.ucla.edu/china/article.asp?parentid=105857

The program will offer up to fifteen scholarships to students at universities in the Association of American Universities (AAU) for study in China. Scholarships will be awarded competitively to graduating undergraduate seniors for one or more years of study at a Chinese university at the Master's or doctoral level. Scholarships are available for up to two years of Master's study, and up to three years of doctoral study for students with a Master's degree or equivalent. Students applying for the scholarships must be available to begin their scholarship programs in the fall semester. Before beginning their academic programs, scholarship recipients may be provided one to two years of remedial Chinese language studies in China, depending on the initial language ability of those students. Student proposals leading to the completion of a degree are encouraged but not required.

In addition to Master's and Doctoral awards, scholarships are also available for study at the bachelor's level. The AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program is targeted to AAU university undergraduate seniors interested in graduate study at a Chinese university, but the program is also open to undergraduate students who would like to study at a Chinese university as an undergraduate for one or more years. The overall program is designed to be a flexible program that will meet students' needs and interests.

The scholarship program will cover tuition and fees, provide dormitory housing and a living allowance. Scholarship students will be required to meet the cost of travel to and from China.

The China Scholarship Council will select scholarship recipients from the pool of applicants from AAU universities. Applicants can name three Chinese universities as their preferred institutions for their program of study

Applications should be submitted by the deadline to AAU at the following address:

AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
Association of American Universities
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC  20005

AAU will transmit the applications to the Chinese embassy, which will review the applications to see that eligibility requirements are met. The Embassy will then transmit the applications to the China Scholarship Council, which will carry out the formal selection process.

Asia, China
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
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
German Chancellor Scholarships for Prospective Leaders
October

http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/4074.html

A German Chancellor Fellowship allows you to carry out a project of your own design in cooperation with a German host you have selected. The program is under the patronage of the German Chancellor and also incorporates an intensive language course in Germany, a four-week introductory seminar in Bonn and Berlin, a study trip around Germany and a final meeting in Berlin. These activities provide additional insights into the social, cultural, economic and political life of Germany. Candidates from all professions and disciplines, but especially individuals in the humanities, law, social sciences and economics, are eligible to apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly. The Humboldt Foundation grants up to 10 German Chancellor Fellowships annually for prospective leaders from the United States, China, and Russia, respectively (10 from each country, for a total of 30).

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
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
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.
Scotland Saltire Scholarship

http://www.scotland.org/study-in-scotland/scholarships/saltire-scholarships

This exciting scholarship opportunity is open to Canadian, Chinese, Indian, and US citizens and is aimed promoting Scotland as a study destination by showcasing the country's higher education offerings in international markets. £2000 is available as a one-time award toward the cost of tuition fees for any one year of full-time study on an undergraduate, Master's, or PhD course at any of Scotland's higher education institutions.

Priority subject areas for Scotland's Saltire Scholarships are science, technology, creative industries, financial services, and renewable and clean energy.

Applicants must:

  • have a conditional or unconditional offer of a place at a Scottish university on an eligible course;
  • be citizens of Canada, the People's Republic of China, India, or the United States;
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to meet the costs of living in Scotland and the remaining tuition fees.
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
WorldTeach

http://www.worldteach.org/

WorldTeach provides opportunities for volunteers to teach in developing countries, making a meaningful contribution to schools and communities that are in great need of teachers. Most volunteers teach English, and students range in age depending on the placement. In some countries, volunteers may also teach math, science, computer skills, or HIV/AIDS awareness.

Volunteers work as full-time teachers, as employees of their host school or sponsoring institution in their placement country. Most volunteers live with a host family or on the school campus, and participate fully in the life of their host community. WorldTeach year programs are 10-12 months in length, and the summer programs are about two months in length. There are programs in a variety of countries around the world.

For year-long programs, volunteers must have a bachelor's degree. Summer program volunteers do not need to have a college degree, but must be at least 18 years of age. WorldTeach programs are open to native speakers of English; volunteers do not have to be US citizens.

Because WorldTeach receives no government or significant outside funding, we must ask volunteers themselves to cover most of the expenses associated with their placement, travel, training, and support. The reality is that the cost of traveling abroad is very expensive, and thus we discourage people from thinking of the program cost as "paying to volunteer," but rather "paying to live abroad."

Year-long programs in Samoa, Bangladesh, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guyana, Kenya, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Namibia, Rwanda, and Thailand.

Six-month programs in Chile and Namibia.

Summer programs in Bulgaria, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Namibia, Poland, and South Africa.

Deadlines vary by program.

Yenching Academy

http://yenchingacademy.org

The Yenching Academy seeks 120-150 high-achieving students from around the world to prepare for international leadership by earning a one-year Master of China Studies degree at historic Peking University in Beijing. Yenching Scholars share a residential college, take their courses in English, learn Chinese, and benefit from internships and career advising.