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Why support CEAS

Support from CEAS Alumni and friends helps ensure our continued leadership in the field of East Asian Studies, and will enhance genuine understanding of the languages, literatures, religions, histories, and cultures of East Asia. Your donation will support general operations and programs at the Center for East Asian Studies, or may be designated to supprort specific projects such as faculty and student research; the M.A. degree program in East Asian Studies; overseas study fellowships; or conferences, workshops, and public lectures.

Make a gift

You can make a secure credit card gift to CEAS by using the Stanford Giving website. 


You can also mail your contribution to the CEAS office. Checks should be made payable to “Stanford University.”

For assistance or more information, please contact:

EMAIL: jgroschwitz [at] (subject: supporting%20CEAS) (JGROSCHWITZ[at]STANFORD[dot]EDU)

Your gift matters

We are actively seeking support for our general operations and specific projects. Your contribution may take the form of an expendable gift, annual pledge or endowment. Endowment gifts provide naming opportunities for specific programs.


  • General Operations/ Program Support: 
    Your gift supplements our research and teaching initiatives by bringing visitors from around the world to the campus for academic and public events, including lectures, workshops, conferences and arts events.

  • Graduate Fellowships: 
    One of the highest priorities for the program is to provide financial aid to students pursuing M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in East Asia-related fields. Graduate students play a vital role in education and research at Stanford University. They also represent the future of our academic, civic, and professional fields. Because of limited external resources, the responsibility for supporting them falls largely to universities, often through generous gifts of donors. Donors have an opportunity to name a fellowship, which would provide support for advanced study to a succession of our most promising masters and doctoral students.

  • Visiting Professorships: 
    Complementing the teaching of the Stanford faculty, scholars and professionals are recruited to teach Stanford students. Endowed funds support these visiting professors and the costs associated with their coursework, ensuring a wide range of rich offerings for students.

  • Professorships: 
    An endowed professorship is the highest academic honor that the university can bestow upon a member of its faculty. The holders of Stanford's approximately 400 endowed professorships represent the most distinguished scholars in the university, and the donors of endowed professorships are among the university's most generous and far-sighted benefactors. Endowing a professorship includes an opportunity to name the endowed chair and enables Stanford to expand its course offerings. Your gift may qualify for matching funds.

  • Lectureships: 
    Endowed funds support lecturers and the costs associated with their coursework, ensuring a wide range of rich offerings for Stanford students. We are currently seeking funds to endow a Lectureship in East Asian Studies.

  • Other Projects: 
    Gifts may also be designated to support specific projects (such as an endowed lecture series, postdoctoral fellowships, or language instruction programs) of special interest to the donor.