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Student Prizes and 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

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 first place winner will receive a certificate and $1,000; Honorable Mention winner(s) will receive a certificate.
 
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
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 Studies 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)

UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Supplementary Grants for Undergraduate Fieldwork in East Asia

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.
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

 

Stanford Global Studies Internship Program

See the Stanford Global Studies Internship Program website for complete information.
 
Application Deadline: See website
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford undergraduate and coterm students
Application Instructions: See website

 

East Asia Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants

Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants provide partial funding to support Stanford undergraduates who study an approved language (Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Vietnamese) in a full-time, pre-approved, accredited overseas summer language program. Applicants must have completed at least first-year language courses before the fellowship commences. Preference will be given to East Asian Studies majors and minors and to students who have taken two or more East Asian Studies content courses.
 
Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018 
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford undergraduate students
Application Instructions: https://solo.stanford.edu/node/3798 (redirects to solo.stanford.edu)

 

Undergraduate Academic-Year East Asia FLAS Fellowships

Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide $10,000 in tuition and $5,000 stipend for undergraduate students in any discipline for intensive language study at Stanford during the academic year—at the intermediate (2nd year) or advanced (3rd year+) level—in conjunction with international or area studies courses. Students must enroll in both language (Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Vietnamese) and area-studies courses simultaneously during the entire period of award. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be deemed eligible by the University for at least $15,000 in financial aid to receive the award. Grants subject to final approval from the Department of Education.
 
Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2018
Eligible Students: Currently-enrolled Stanford undergraduate students (U.S. citizens and permanent residents only)
Application Instructions: https://solo.stanford.edu/node/3903 (redirects to solo.stanford.edu)

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Conference Travel Grants

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.
 
Application Deadline: Rolling applications
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
Application Instructions:
1. Complete the online application form
2. Upload a filled in, adviser-signed Student Travel Certification Form: https://web.stanford.edu/group/fms/fingate/docs/certification_student.pdf
        Choose checkbox #2 "related to presenting at a conference"
        Complete business purpose details 
        Leave "Expense Request Transaction #" blank
        Have adviser sign and date.
3. Upload a copy of your acceptance letter/email
4. Upload a copy of conference program (if available)
 

 

East Asia Graduate Summer Grants 

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.  Projects should be focused on topics related to East Asia, broadly defined.  Language study is generally undertaken in an approved language (Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Vietnamese); other languages by petition.
 
Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018 
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
Application Instructions: https://solo.stanford.edu/node/3781 (redirects to solo.stanford.edu)

 

Study of Women in Asia Academic-Year Fellowships

This competitive fellowship is open to both U.S. and international students and provides $15,000 in stipend plus three quarters TGR tuition for one academic year, to support thesis/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. 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.
 
Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018 
Eligible Students: All currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
Application Instructions: https://solo.stanford.edu/node/3824 (redirects to solo.stanford.edu)

 

IUC Japanese Language Study Academic-Year Fellowship

CEAS provides special funding to provide 1-2 graduate students with academic-year fellowships (program tuition plus stipend) to attend the 10-month program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama. Both U.S. Citizens and international students are eligible to apply. This funding application is separate from application to the IUC program—students must still apply for admission to IUC according to their posted deadlines.
 
Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018 
Eligible Students: Currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
Application Instructions: https://solo.stanford.edu/node/3901 (redirects to solo.stanford.edu)

 

Graduate Academic-Year East Asia FLAS Fellowships

Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide tuition and stipend for students in M.A. or Ph.D. programs who plan to undertake intensive language study in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese during the academic year, either at Stanford or an approved overseas institution, in conjunction with area studies courses. Students must enroll in both language and area-studies courses during the entire period of award, as well as complete specific testing and reporting requirements. Language courses should be at the intermediate level (2nd year) or higher, but preference is given to students pursuing advanced language training (3rd year or higher); first-year language courses may be considered in rare cases where applicants have already attained advanced proficiency in one language and the second language is necessary to fulfill degree requirements.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply. Grants subject to final approval from the Department of Education.
 
Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018 
Eligible Students: Currently-enrolled Stanford graduate students
Application Instructions: https://solo.stanford.edu/node/3902 (redirects to solo.stanford.edu)

CEAS M.A.-ONLY GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

Academic-year East Asia FLAS Fellowships for Incoming CEAS Students

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 language study in Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese at Stanford during the academic year, in conjunction with area studies courses. Students must enroll in both language and area-studies courses during the entire period of award, as well as complete specific testing and reporting requirements. Language courses should be at the intermediate level (2nd year) or higher, but preference is given to students pursuing advanced language training (3rd year or higher); first-year language courses may be considered in rare cases where applicants have already attained advanced proficiency in one language and the second language is necessary to fulfill degree requirements.  Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents to apply. Grants subject to final approval from the Department of Education. All Applicants must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for this award.
 
Application Deadline: Friday, February 16, 2018
Eligible Students: Incoming CEAS M.A. applicants (U.S. citizens and permanent residents)
Application Instructions: Application link and instructions sent to applicants in December

 

Stanford Global Studies Internship Program

 
Application Deadline: See website
Eligible Students: CEAS M.A. students only
Application Instructions: See website

 

CEAS M.A. Continuing Student Academic-year Fellowships

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.
 
Application Deadline: Friday, May 31, 2018
Eligible Students: CEAS M.A. students only
Application Instructions: 
1. Review the program guidelines
2. Complete the online application form, including upload of statement of purpose