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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

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

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 – 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.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to impact our students’ lives, the University of Hawaiʻi Library at Mānoa is offering for the academic year of 2020-2021 Library Treasures Scholarships. Students (individual or team) in any discipline and at any level of study are invited to submit proposals of projects that involve the use of the UHM Library’s collections, and whose final outcomes will result in either research pieces or creative works.

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

U.S. colleges and universities can apply to host native speakers of critical languages as teaching assistants at their institutions.

Audience: Undergraduate student

Fully Funded Scholarships in Singapore – 2021 – Nanyang Technological University.

Applications for Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for the 2021/2022 academic year are now being accepted. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study of Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese at the advanced level in approved language programs in Southeast Asia.

The Southeast Asia Rainforest Journalism Fund and the Pulitzer Center are opening a special call for reporting grant applications on forest restoration and rehabilitation issues. Journalists, editors, and independent media organizations are invited to submit a proposal for a journalistic project that will cover stories related to forest restoration in the region.

Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy (PhD students).
Click to the Deadline link for more information.

The ACLS Online Fellowship and Grant Administration (OFA) System for The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation in Buddhist Studies 2020-21 competitions is now open for applications.

EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship (MA and PhD students). The East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship (GDF) provides funding for up to 24 months for Master’s or Doctoral degree study for graduate students from Asia, the Pacific, and the U.S. to participate in the educational, residential, and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai‘i.

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.