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This is a list of grants, fellowships, scholarships, and other funding opportunities geared toward or applicable to Southeast Asia studies.For a full list of Southeast-Asia related scholarships and fellowships, including UHM-specific funding, see our Scholarships page.

SEC/AAS Book and Article Prize Competitions – Apply by November 30

The Southeast Conference of the Association for Asian Studies (SEC/AAS) requests nominations for its second annual book and article prize competitions. Applications are due November 30, 2017 and winners will be announced at the SEC/AAS annual meeting, January 12-14, 2018 in Columbia, SC.

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize 2018 – Submit by 30 November

The Hakluyt Society is pleased to announce the 2018 edition of the Hakluyt Society Essay Prize For the fourth year in succession, the Hakluyt Society awards its annual Essay Prize of £750. The prize will be presented, if possible, at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2018, and winners will be invited to present their…

East-West Center-Graduate Degree Fellowship – Apply by December 1

This fellowship provides fully funded graduate degree study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Applications from citizens/permanent residents of the United States, and countries in the Pacific and Asia, including Russia.

The Blakemore Foundation – Apply by December 30

The Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study of Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Full Scholarship Opportunity to Study Arabic this Summer: SALAM 2018 – Apply by December 31

The Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center (SQCC) is delighted to announce its 2018 Summer Arabic Language and Media (SALAM) program, a fully-funded intensive Arabic language scholarship program in the Sultanate of Oman. SQCC supports Arabic language study for U.S. students through its annual SALAM program.

Society for Queer Asian Studies Best Article Award – Submit by January 1

The Society for Queer Asian Studies Best Article Award recognizes an outstanding article on non-normative, or “queer,” genders and sexualities in Asia in any discipline or multidisciplinary field published in English. It is awarded annually, for articles published during the previous calendar year. For the 2018 award, articles or book chapters published between January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017 are eligible.

East-West Center Visiting Fellowships in Washington, DC – Apply by January 2

Asia Studies Fellowship ProgramThis fellowship supports scholars and analysts who wish to undertake research and writing on topics of relevance to contemporary US-Asia policy; in particular, key challenges in U.S.-Asia relations and possible responses and approaches to addressing those challenges.

Call for Participants: Site and Space in Southeast Asia – Apply by January 14

The organisers of Site and Space in Southeast Asia seek applications for participation in a two-year funded research opportunity exploring the art, architecture, and landscape of Southeast Asia. Site and Space in Southeast Asia explores the intersections of urban space, art and culture in three cities-Yangon, Penang, and Huế-through collaborative, site-based research.

Boren Awards Language Study and Research in Southeast Asia – Apply by January 30 (undergrad), February 8 (grad)

Scholarships and Fellowships for undergraduate and graduate study abroad, language study, and international research

AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grants – Apply by February 1

AAS Council of Conferences (COC) Outreach Grants of up to $2,000 are made available to encourage education in Asian Studies. All applications must be submitted electronically to COC Vice-Chair, Brian C. Dowdle, Proposals are due by FEBRUARY 1, 2018. For questions or further information, please contact COC Vice-Chair, Brian C. Dowdle, Extended info about this project in the link above.

2018 USINDO Summer Studies Program in Yogyakarta, Indonesia – Apply by February 8

For more than 22 years now, USINDO with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation has held the USINDO Summer Studies Program. This is an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies program held from May to August, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is open to U.S. university juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university. Participants are selected in a competitive application process.