Category: Fellowships

OPPORTUNITIES: Schwarzman Scholars Campus Visit

April 1st, 2016

Schwarzman Scholars Information Sessions at Boston University:
Date: Tuesday, April 5th
Session I: 9:00 AM – 10:00AM
Session II: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM 
Location:Provost’s Conference Room, 8th Floor, One Silber Way
To reserve a place at an information session, please email:
Inspired by the Rhodes Scholarship, Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective international scholarship program designed to prepare future leaders for success in a world where China plays a key global role. The program will give the best and brightest young leaders from around the world the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through a fully-funded one-year Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Scholars chosen for this highly selective program (taught in English) will live in Beijing for a year of study and cultural immersion, attending lectures, traveling and developing a better understanding of China. Participants will also focus on one of three thematic areas: Public Policy, Economics & Business, or International Studies. Applications to the program open in April 2016, and US and international students are eligible to apply.


Opportunities: Taiwan Fellowship for 2016

March 11th, 2016

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is pleased to announce the 2016 Taiwan Fellowship Program, a wonderful opportunity for scholars, research fellows, doctoral students and experts around the world to conduct their research at colleges, universities and academic institutions in Taiwan, in the field of social sciences and humanities, with a topic related to Taiwan, cross-Strait relations, Mainland China, the Asia Pacific, or Sinology.

In addition to a round-trip airline ticket between the Fellowship recipient’s country of residence and Taiwan (with a maximum subsidy for each area,) he/she will also be awarded a monthly stipend during the research period in Taiwan. Those interested in conducting research in Taiwan from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017are welcome to apply for the Fellowship. The application period is from May 1 to June 30, 2016. Applicants in the New England (except CT) area are required to submit their application to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Boston after uploading their online application at the official website:

Please direct questions to:


OPPORTUNITIES: Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

November 7th, 2014

Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship

A newly launched fellowship for Chinese studies that supports doctoral students working in fields related to China across the arts, social sciences, humanities, and education.

The Confucius China Studies Program Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship is now accepting applications, and the deadline is January 29, 2015, for awards beginning in the fall of 2015. Accepted students will pursue dissertation research in China for a minimum of six months to up to two years at one of 15 participating universities.

In addition, faculty advisors of selected students will be funded for a research visit to China during the period of their advisee’s award. 

60 awards will be available in 2015.

The CCSP Fellowship is open to both U.S. citizens, and international students (with the exception of Chinese citizens.)

For full award details, application instructions, research areas, and the fellowship timelines, please visit our website:

For any questions, contact:

Steven Dale
Program Officer
Confucius China Studies Program
Joint Research Ph.D. Fellowship
Institute of International Education (IIE)
809 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
P: +1.212.984.5346
F: +1.212.984.5325



October 23rd, 2014

The winter short-term competition of the American Institute of Indian Studies is open only to faculty members (including full year visiting appointments) and persons holding the Ph.D. who are receiving a salary on a regular basis from a member institution of the American Institute of Indian Studies.  It is one of the special perks of membership in the Institute.

Awards in rupees are contingent upon the extent of funding received by the Institute.  Short-term grant award periods range from 1 to 4 months and include maintenance stipend, research allowance, and international travel.  No dependent support or travel is possible under the short-term grants.  Awards are designed for support of research projects and will not be granted to applicants seeking travel funds for conference participation.

The deadline for applications is December 31.  Applicants use the regular application located on the web site  Applications must be filled out in full to satisfy Selection Committee requirements. Application materials and recommendation letters must be submitted using the applications portal; paper applications are no longer accepted. A check or money order for $25.00, made payable to the American Institute of Indian Studies must be sent to AIIS to cover the processing fee.

Funds received by the Institute for support of its programs are granted by various agencies and are subject to unanticipated reductions.  All fellowship recipients must have received their certificate of affiliation with an Indian institution prior to commencing their fellowship. AIIS will obtain these certificates for fellows. We plan to notify all applicants about the Selection Committee’s decisions in the spring.  Fellowship funds will be available to complete the project for a 19-month period from June 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016.


OPPORTUNITIES: Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

October 17th, 2014

The applications for the 2015-2016 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our website.

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

National Application Deadlines

Boren Fellowship: January 27, 2015

Boren Scholarship: February 4, 2015*

*Many institutions have an earlier on-campus deadline. Visit our website for information about your campus deadline and Boren campus representative.

For more information about the Boren Awards, to register for one of our upcoming webinars, and to access the on-line application, please visit You can also contact the Boren Awards staff at or 1-800-618-NSEP with questions.

The Boren Awards are initiatives of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and are administered by the Institute of International Education.


OPPORTUNITIES: Taiwan Ministry of Education Short Term Research Grant

April 12th, 2014

As the concept of the “global village” evolved, Asia has become a focal point in the 21st century. The ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan) would like to encourage international students and scholars to undertake 2 to 6 months short term research activities in Taiwan. It also seeks to promote mutual understanding and academic cooperation between Taiwan and the international community.

“The Ministry of Education Short Term Research Award” was established to provide financial assistance to those who are pursuing a Ph.D. degree or Post-Doctoral fellows, whose fields of studies are related to Taiwanese culture, social science, art or its related comparative research areas to conduct their research in Taiwan. The award includes:

1. A monthly research subsidy:

  • NT$25,000 (equivalent of US$830) for PhD award recipients; and
  • NT$40,000 (equivalent of US$1,330) for Post-Doctoral fellows.

2. Airfare subsidy for one round-trip economy-class direct flight between the applicant’s home country and Taiwan.

Interested applicants need to submit a request to a host university in Taiwan or a Ministry of Education (MOE) affiliated research institute, such as the Center for Chinese Studies or the National Educational Research Institute, no later than September 30th each year for the following year’s research project.

Please see below for information related to the qualifications, applications, terms and conditions, and research report form for the award. Please email questions to

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Taiwan Research Award Form

Taiwan Research Award Guidelines


OPPORTUNITIES: Visiting Fellowships for PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers on India’s Political Economy

April 1st, 2014

Applications are invited for two visiting fellowships from advanced PhD students and early-career postdoctoral researchers working on themes related to the political economy of contemporary India. The fellowships are to be held at one of the following institutions: Center for South Asia Studies, University of California, Berkeley; King’s India Institute, King’s College London or Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR, Mumbai). The visiting fellowships will be of up to one month in duration and worth up to £4000 each. The fellowships are offered under the auspices of a trilateral partnership between the three institutions funded by the UK-India Education Research Initiative (UKIERI).

Applicants must be based at a university in India, United Kingdom or the United States, and should propose to spend time at one of the three institutions located in a country other than their place of residence. While in residence, visiting fellows will be invited to make a presentation of their research and to take part in other activities at the relevant institution. Applications should consist of a) a cover letter setting out the candidate’s research and proposed use of the visiting fellowship; b) a full CV; c) a writing sample (of up to 10,000 words). The visit should take place between September 2013-March 2014. Applications should be sent to Dr Louise Tillin ( by the deadline of May 19, 2014(decisions are expected by early June).


OPPORTUNITIES: University of Missouri Japan Summer Program, June 16~ August 12, 2014

February 21st, 2014

Again this year we are inviting applications from students from other colleges and universities for the University of Missouri Japan Summer Program. Students train in traditional Japanese puppetry, Taiko Drumming, Kyudo Archery, and other Japanese performing and martial arts, while learning Japanese and living with Japanese host families.

University of Missouri Japan Summer Program, June 16~ August 12, 2014

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Applications are now being accepted for the University of Missouri 2014 Summer Japan Program. College and university students or graduates from any institution are welcome to apply for the program.

Students begin in the Kansai region of Japan in pre-program activities in Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama. The Program then moves to a seaside youth hostel in Tokushima on the island of Shikoku. Then we travel to the small city of Iida in the mountains of southern Nagano Prefecture (site of the 1998 Winter Olympics), where students move in with host families and begin training in such traditional Japanese cultural activities as Traditional Bunraku Puppet Theater, Taiko Drumming, Traditional Kyudo Archery, Japanese Flute, Kendo, Aikido, Koto. Students will also study Japanese language and will have ample opportunity to practice their language skills with their Japanese host families and other members of the community. At the end of the program, students will perform at the Iida Puppetry Festival, the largest theater event in Japan devoted to puppetry. More than 250 puppet troupes perform for over 40,000 spectators.

Program participants also will spend three days in a small village in mountains above Iida in houses from the 1800s, where we will prepare meals over an open hearth in the traditional style. Another four-day trip will take students to the coast of the Sea of Japan for a visit hosted by the city of Hakusan, sister city of Columbia, Missouri.

Students have many free days to explore the mountains and streams, temples and shrines, shops and parks around Iida, or to make trips to destinations further afield.

Applications are due February 17. No knowledge of Japanese is required for the program. For details on the program and application procedures, check out the University of Missouri International Center Japan Summer Program page at the following URL:

If you are interested in applying or have questions, please check the Facebook page (with photos and video) and contact Program Director, Prof Martin Holman at


OPPORTUNITIES: MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship

February 21st, 2014

The Japanese Government’s MONBUKAGAKUSHO (MEXT) offers scholarships to students who wish to pursue Japanese language and culture studies in Japan.  This program provides students with an intensive course in the Japanese language and an introduction to various aspects of Japanese studies.

MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship applicants must be US citizens who were born between April 2, 1984 and April 1, 1996 and must be undergraduate students majoring in fields related to Japanese language or culture at a university outside of Japan. Applicants should have good Japanese language ability and be in good health.

The award includes round trip airfare, exemption from all school fees, and a monthly stipend.  The 2014 amount is not yet definite, but for 2013 the stipend was 117,000 yen/month.  The term of stay is approximately one academic year effective from fall 2014.
Boston Consulate Deadline:   Completed applications with all supporting documents must be received in our office by the close of business on Friday, March 7, 2014.   Interviews and Japanese language testing are tentatively scheduled for the week of March 17.
For further details and application materials, visit the Consulate’s MEXT webpage at:

Potential candidates currently residing in New England may contact the Consulate General of Japan in Boston with any questions: or  617 972 9772


OPPORTUNITIES: Applications open for the 2014 LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing, China

January 23rd, 2014

Applications are now open for the 2014 LSE-PKU Summer School in Beijing, a two week programme run by LSE in partnership with the University of Peking. Join fellow students and graduate professionals from around the world in learning from leading academics on social sciences issues relevant to China and Asia today. Eighteen diverse courses are available, for more information please go to

If you have any questions, would like further material or have any suggestions for the programme, please do contact us at

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