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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.

Fellowship/Scholarship: East-West Center Fellowships, Scholarships and Affiliate Programs for the 2023 Academic Year

Applications are open for all EWC scholarship, fellowship and affiliation opportunities to pursue a graduate degree at the University of Hawai‘i.
More info about this grant, visit [new window]

USINDO Summer Studies Program| Deadline: January 15, 2023

For more than 23 years, USINDO has hosted an intensive ten-week language and cultural immersion program, held in Yogyakarta and Jakarta, Indonesia for U.S. university students, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any accredited U.S. college or university. The USINDO Summer Studies program aims to provide American students with language ability, political awareness, cultural sensitivity, and understanding of this increasingly significant country.
During the Summer Studies Program, students will:
● Take classes in reading, writing, and speaking the Indonesian language for 20 hours every week;
Experience living with local Indonesian host families;
● Participate in candid experiences of direct interaction with Indonesians outside of their classroom setting, while also exploring current issues in the community;
● Attend Indonesian cultural events and workshops;
● Go on field trips so that students may further immerse themselves in Indonesian culture and increase their knowledge of Indonesia; and
● Spend three days in Jakarta after the Yogyakarta portion of the program, where they will have the opportunity to meet and network with senior government officials, business and NGO leaders, while discussing contemporary issues facing Indonesia.
Please find attached the program info booklet with more detailed information, as well as a one-page program poster. You may also find the application forms and program information on the USINDO website [new window]
Applications for the 2023 Summer Studies Program are due on January 15, 2023.
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2023-24 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Contemporary Southeast Asia | Deadline: Jan 27, 2023

The Lee Kong Chian Fellowship is the core of the Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Initiative on Southeast Asia, a joint effort established in 2007 by the National University of Singapore and Stanford University to raise the visibility, extent, and quality of scholarship on contemporary Southeast Asia. The infrastructure for research pursued through the fellowship is provided by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at NUS and the Southeast Asia Program in the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) at Stanford. Although we do not expect the following guidelines for applicants to change, they could be altered depending on conditions related to a viral threat such as COVID-19.
Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford fellows spend three to four months at Stanford and two to four months at NUS, writing and conducting research on, or related to, contemporary Southeast Asia. One or two candidates may be awarded fellowships each year. Fellows have opportunities to present their research and participate in seminars and workshops organized by relevant campus units. Exposure to the two universities and their scholars and resources enriches and diversifies collegial feedback on the fellows’ research projects and facilitates intellectual exchange and networking on both sides of the Pacific.
For more information, visit the Fellowship page [new window]
Deadline: Jan 27, 2023

PEMSEA Summer 2023 Archaeological Field School in Cambodia | Deadline: Jan 30, 2023

The Program for Early Modern Southeast Asia (PEMSEA) is calling for applications to the 2023 Field School in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, tentatively scheduled from June 22-July 13, 2023. Students participating in the 3-week field school will learn how to conduct archaeological field research; share the results of their studies by writing research papers and creating and participating in public presentations; and through active involvement in public outreach activities.  The field season will be divided into blocks of activities, geared toward achieving the research goals of the project. Activities include participation in surface mapping, archaeological excavations, the initial processing of artifacts, ethnographic interviews, and laboratory analyses. Lectures, discussions, one-on-one meetings, and hands-on laboratory training will be held every evening to guide students to complete their research projects.
For more information, visit the UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies website [new window]
Deadline: Jan 30, 2023

Postdoc Funding: The Center for Asian Research-Arizona State University & ASU School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies | Deadline: Ongoing

The Center for Asian Research at Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Scholar. The selected candidate will collaborate with ASU faculty in teaching and researching topics related to Asia and its global connections in a variety of capacities, including curriculum development, faculty workshops, and community engagement. The successful candidate will develop and teach one large-enrolling gateway course per semester centered on inter-Asian and interdisciplinary topics such as food, sustainability, culture, or fashion. The initial appointment is made on a fiscal year basis, as a full-time, one-year appointment with the possibility of a one-year renewal based upon satisfactory performance and availability of resources. This position is a non-tenure track, benefits-eligible appointment. This is a grant funded position, contingent on the availability of future grant funding
More info about this funding, visit ASU webpage [new window]
Deadline: Ongoing

UH Funding (recurring)

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