Prizes & Fellowships

The Center for East Asian Studies provides limited funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in East Asian Studies. Eligibility for each type of award varies. Please read the description carefully. Unless otherwise noted, all applications must be completed no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on the day of the stated deadline.

Prizes

Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies

Application Deadline: May 15, 2015
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford students

Application Instructions:
Submit the following items by email to John Groschwitz, CEAS Associate Director:

  • Current CV
  • One Korean Sudies paper/essay (minimum 20 pages double-spaced, Times 12pt., 1″ margins)
  • One recommendation letter from a Stanford professor (emailed by the professor directly to CEAS)

The Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean Studies recognizes and rewards outstanding examples of writing in an essay, term paper, or thesis produced during the current academic year in any discipline within the area of Korean Studies, broadly defined. This competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The prize will be awarded at a special ceremony in the fall, and the winning essays will be published in the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs. The first place winner will receive a certificate, a copy of the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs, and $1,000; Honorable mention winner(s) will receive a certificate and a copy of the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs.



Undergraduate Fellowships

Supplementary Grants for Undergraduate Fieldwork in East Asia

Application Deadline: Rolling applications
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford undergraduate students

Application Instructions:
Submit the following items by email to John Groschwitz, CEAS Associate Director:

  • UAR-approved project proposal
  • UAR grant confirmation email
  • Travel budget

The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) sponsors several types of grants designed to support rigorous, independent undergraduate research in all disciplines. CEAS provides a small supplement for students who receive East Asia-related UAR grants but require additional funding. Funds available first-come, first-served until exhausted.

Stanford Global Studies Internship Program

Application Deadline: TBD
See the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program website for complete information.
Contact email: GlobalInternships@stanford.edu

Undergraduate Overseas Language Study Fellowships

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015 (online application form will be available in November)
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford undergraduate students

Application Instructions:

Undergraduate Overseas Language Study Fellowships provide partial funding to support Stanford undergraduates who study Chinese, Japanese, or Korean in a full-time, pre-approved, accredited overseas language program for a summer session, semester, or academic year. Applicants must have completed at least first-year Chinese, Japanese or Korean language before the fellowship commences. Preference will be given to East Asian Studies majors or minors and to students who have taken a minimum of two East Asian Studies content courses.

Academic-Year East Asia FLAS Fellowships for Undergraduates

Application Deadline: Not accepting applications at this time
Eligible Students: Currently-enrolled Stanford undergraduate students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

Application Instructions:

At this time, CEAS will not be able to offer Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to continuing undergraduates for academic year 2014-15.



Graduate Fellowships

Conference Travel Grants

Application Deadline: Rolling applications
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students

Application Instructions:
Submit the following items by email to John Groschwitz, CEAS Associate Director:

  • A completed and adviser-signed travel grant application form
  • Letter of invitation and/or acceptance of your paper
  • Conference schedule/brochure showing your name as a presenter

These ad hoc grants support Stanford graduate students presenting East-Asia related papers at major academic or professional conferences. Awards of up to $500 are paid as reimbursement after completion of travel to offset hotel fees, conference registration, and travel costs. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. Funds available first-come, first-served until exhausted. Students may receive no more than two CEAS travel grant awards per fiscal year. Along with the completed and adviser-signed travel grant application form, students should also submit a letter of invitation and/or paper acceptance, along with a conference schedule/brochure showing their name as a presenter. Papers topics should be largely East Asia related--more general or theoretical topics may be rejected. Grant applications must be submitted prior to participation--retroactive applications will be rejected.

CEAS Summer Grants

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015 (online application form will be available in November)
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students

Application Instructions:

These grants provide continuing registered Stanford M.A. and Ph.D. students funding for academically related summer work such as formal language training, required coursework, field work, dissertation research, or dissertation write-up. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. U.S. citizens and permanent residents who plan to undertake intensive advanced language study, either at Stanford or an approved overseas institution, may be awarded funding from the Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program, which carries with it additional testing and reporting requirements.

Academic-Year Fellowship for the Study of Women in Asia

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015 (online application form will be available in November)
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students

Application Instructions:

This competitive fellowship is open to both U.S. and international students and provides $10,000 in stipend plus three quarters TGR tuition for one academic year, to support a dissertation research or dissertation write-up on topics related to women in Asia. Stanford graduate students in any discipline conducting research on topics concerning women in Asia are eligible to apply. Preference given to Ph.D. candidates. This fellowship may also be used to support graduate coursework, though students taking graduate coursework that will apply towards their degree will need to make up the difference between TGR tuition and full enrollment rates.

Academic-Year East Asia FLAS Fellowships for Continuing Graduate Students

Application Deadline: Not accepting applications
Eligible Students: Currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students

Application Instructions:

At this time, CEAS will not be able to offer Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to continuing graduates for academic year 2014-15.



Special CEAS M.A.-only Graduate Fellowships

Stanford Global Studies Internship Program

Application Deadline: TBD
Eligible Students: CEAS M.A. students only

CEAS allocates funds specifically for its M.A. students to undertake East Asia-related internship positions through the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program. See the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program website for complete information.
Contact email: GlobalInternships@stanford.edu

Academic-Year East Asia FLAS Fellowships for Incoming CEAS Students

Application Deadline: February 13, 2015 (online application form will be available in November)
Eligible Students: Incoming CEAS M.A. applicants (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)

Application Instructions for incoming CEAS M.A. Applicants:

Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and stipend for students in the M.A. program who plan to undertake intensive advanced language study in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean during the academic year, in conjunction with area studies courses. Students must enroll in both advanced language and area-studies courses during the entire period of award, as well as complete specific testing and reportimg requirements. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply. Grants subject to final approval from the Department of Education. All Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the required university and state deadlines to be considered for this award.

CEAS M.A. Continuing Student Academic-Year Fellowships

Application Deadline: April 30, 2015 (online application form will be available in November)
Eligible Students: CEAS M.A. students only

Application Instructions:

CEAS allocates a small amount of funding for continuing M.A. students in the form of tuition-only fellowships, or in some cases tuition plus small stipend, for up to three quarters. These awards are designed to help students "finish up" their degree requirements, not as a means to extend time in the program.