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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.

For UH Mānoa Students: Spring 2020 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship – Deadline: October 31

The Spring 2020 FLAS Fellowship will be awarded for one semester (Spring 2020) only. The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and permanent resident undergraduate and graduate students for study of a Southeast Asian language/area studies course at UH Mānoa and includes tuition and monthly stipend.

To apply, go to the FLAS page, section “Spring 2020 Fellowship”.

Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art – Applications due October 15

The Paul Mellon and Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships are intended to support research in the history, theory, and criticism of the visual arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, prints and drawings, film, photography, decorative arts, industrial design, and other arts) of any geographical area and of any period.

International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars – Deadline: October 31

The International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) for Tenured International Relations Scholars offers tenured international relations professors practical experience in the foreign-policymaking field by placing selected fellows in U.S. government agencies or at international organizations for twelve months. The fellowship is geared toward professors who propose to work on peace and security issues and who have never worked at a U.S. government agency or an international organization.

East-West Center Student Affiliate Program – Apply by November 1

The East-West Center Student Affiliate Program gives externally funded (e.g., Fulbright or other scholarships, graduate assistantships, etc.) or self-funded graduate students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) the opportunity to participate in the Center’s educational programs and leadership development opportunities, and to live in its international residence halls.

  • To begin as a Student Affiliate in the SPRING semester, the deadline is November 1.
  • To begin as a Student Affiliate in the FALL semester, the deadline is May 15.

Multiple Fellowships, Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies – Apply by November 13

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the seventh year of an initiative supporting research and teaching in Buddhist studies, funded by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. In cooperation with the Foundation, ACLS offers an integrated set of fellowship and grant competitions supporting work that will expand the understanding and interpretation of Buddhist thought in scholarship and society, strengthen international networks of Buddhist studies, and increase the visibility of innovative currents in those studies.

Critical Language Scholarship for Summer 2020 – Apply by November 19

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study – Apply by December 30

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese at the advanced level in approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia.

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship for 2020-2021 – Apply by December 1

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowships support graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i in fields relevant to the goals and objectives of the East-West Center (EWC).

Center for Indonesian Policy Study (CIPS) Fellowship – No deadline

CIPS invites qualified researchers to join our Visiting Research Fellowship Program. The program offers opportunities for both Indonesians and non-Indonesian nationals who are completing their Indonesia-related PhD and post-graduate theses abroad, to conduct field research in Indonesia over a 3-6 month period. CIPS also opens the opportunity for post-doctoral or non-degree fellowships.