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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.

UH Mānoa Grants Available

Manoa’s CARES Act grants

UH Manoa students who have a short-term financial need due to the disruption of campus operations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for a federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act grant by completing the Urgent Student Relief Fund (USRF) application. Manoa’s CARES Act grants range from $500 to $2,500

Urgent Student Relief Fund

The University of Hawai’i and UH Foundation have created the Urgent Student Relief Fund to assist UH students at all 10 campuses with unforeseen financial hardships due to an emergency/crisis while enrolled at UH, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

UH Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

UH Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program – Each year, UROP awards approximately $500,000 in funding to students working on faculty-mentored creative work or research projects or presenting at conferences. Students have used funding to conduct field research abroad, purchase critical supplies, earn stipends and more. Deadline: March 3, 2021

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship: Critical Need Language Award

Provides up to $5,000 for U.S. undergraduate students with financial need (limited to Pell grant recipients) to study or intern abroad. Students can receive up to an additional $3,000 to study one of 15 critical languages.
Audience: Undergraduate student. Deadline: October and March

NYSEAN Partners Fund

The NYSEAN Partners Fund is issuing a call for proposals aimed at funding conferences, small workshops, panel discussions, exhibitions, art installations or performances that address historical or contemporary issues in Southeast Asia and/or U.S.-Southeast Asia relations. Early consideration given to proposals submitted by March 1.

University of Hawai’i System Common Scholarship Application

The University of Hawaii System Common Scholarship Application is still available online for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students attending any University of Hawaii campus are encouraged to apply in order to be considered for system and campus scholarships. Deadline: March 1, 2021.

Asia Edge Fellowship

The Asia EDGE fellows program is designed to provide mid-career professionals in South and Southeast Asia with a nonresident, one-year fellowship of $3,500 to contribute to NBR’s research and support their professional development. Deadline: March 12, 2021.

2021 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program

The International and Foreign Language Education (IFLE) office at the U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the fiscal year 2021 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) Program. Deadline: March 15, 2021.

SEA Junction’s Small Grant Program “Staying Resilient Amid the Pandemic in Southeast Asia”

2nd Call for Proposals for Small Grant Program “Staying Resilient Amid the Pandemic in Southeast Asia” is now open! Supported by the China Medical Board Foundation, WIEGO and individual donors. Small grants for an average of USD 2,500 will be awarded to selected groups and individuals. The application deadline is 15 March 2021.

For those who are interested in becoming part of this collective endeavour, SEA Junction continues to seek additional budget as the need is great and response to the previous call has been overwhelming. Learn more and contribute here!

2021 CAORC – INYA Short Term Fellowships for U.S. Graduate Students

The Inya Institute in Myanmar announces the 2021 CAORC-INYA Short Term Fellowships competition for research that will contribute to studies on Myanmar. Applicants must be U.S. graduate students currently enrolled at an institution of higher education in the U.S. or elsewhere. Deadline Extended: April 2, 2021.

2021 Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship

The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Fellowship Program provides opportunities for doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to deepen research knowledge and increase the study of modern foreign languages, cultural engagement, and area studies not generally included in U.S. curricula. Deadline: April 5, 2021.

Rotary Peace Fellowship 2022

The Rotary Foundation is now accepting applications for the fully-funded 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Up to 130 peace and development leaders are selected globally every year to earn either a master’s degree or a professional development certificate in peace and conflict studies at one of seven Rotary Peace Centers at leading universities around the world. Deadline: May 15, 2021.

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