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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.

Equity Graduate Student Fellowship, The American Society for Environmental History – Deadline: November 15

The American Society for Environmental History offers the Equity Graduate Student Fellowship to recognize and support a Ph.D. student from an underrepresented group for his or her achievements in environmental history research. The fellowship provides a single payment of $1,000 for dissertation research and travel in the field of environmental history, without geographical restriction. Students must be ASEH members at the time of their application to be eligible.

Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program – Deadline: July 7

Marquette University invites applications for the Arnold L. Mitchem Dissertation Fellowship Program. Mitchem Fellowships seek to help increase the presence of currently underrepresented racial and cultural groups in the U.S. professoriate by supporting advanced doctoral candidates during completion of the dissertation. The fellowships provide one year of support for doctoral candidates who are well into the writing stage of their dissertation work, and are currently enrolled in U.S. universities. In addition to library, office and clerical support privileges, Mitchem Fellows receive a $36,520 stipend plus fringe benefits, research and travel monies for the 2020-21 academic year.

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.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Educational Funding and Awards – Deadlines between November 1 & December 1

One of the largest sources of funding for graduate women, AAUW provides significant financial opportunities in a wide range of disciplines. Application deadlines vary by award and range between November 1-December 1, 2019.

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.