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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.

Student Affiliate Program at East-West Center (EWC) | Deadline: May 15, 2023

The Student Affiliate Program provides an opportunity for UH Mānoa graduate students to engage and live with EWC fellows and scholars in a global community. Benefits include discounted housing on-campus, funding for travel/fieldwork, professional & leadership development opportunities, and more. Applicants must have research interests related to the Asia Pacific region. Application deadline for Fall 2023 is May 15, 2023. 
More info about Student Affiliate, visit website East West Center [new window]

SEA Digital Library Undergraduate Paper Award | Deadline: June 9, 2023

The Southeast Asia Digital Library Undergraduate Paper Award seeks papers from undergraduates concerning original research in Southeast Asian Studies. The first place winner will receive their choice of two books from the Cornell University Press catalog. Both first and second place winning papers will be published on the Southeast Asia Digital Library. Eligible papers must be within the field of Southeast Asian Studies and reference primary source materials. Papers may be written for a class or independent study within the past three academic years: Spring 2020 – Spring 2023. Papers must be between six to twenty pages in length, excluding references and figures. Applicants must be current undergraduate students at CORMOSEA affiliated institutions* at the time of submission. Applicants must agree that, should they win, their papers will be made openly accessible and published online on the Southeast Asia Digital Library. Submission packets should include a cover page containing the paper title, author name, author email, institutional affiliation, and date. Papers should be submitted as a separate PDF document listing only the title. No author information should be included in the paper itself to allow for blind evaluation.
Submission packets should be emailed to no later than June 9, 2023

K.S. Sandhu Graduate Scholarship 2023, The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute | Deadline: June 30, 2023

The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute offers K.S. Sandhu Graduate Scholarships to pursue the master degree program at a Singapore university for Singapore citizens or permanent residents. These scholarships are awarded in the fields of Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, History, Southeast Asian Studies, Political Science, International Relations or Economics for the following areas of study: Geographic Information Systems, Statistics, Data Science and Analytics, Data Visualization, or Economics.
Candidates who have already obtained university admission for 2023 and meet the requirements are also eligible to apply. Applicants should submit a cover letter, full CV, two letters of reference, educational certificates and transcripts, a research proposal and a statement of purpose in pursuing the MA degree, and a passport-sized photograph.
Please send online applications through the [email protected] website. Please note that the two referees should email the letter of reference to ISEAS HR at separately no later than June 30, 2023. More information, visit ISEAS website [new window]

ISEAS PhD Scholarship, The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute | Deadline: June 30, 2023

The ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute is offering PhD scholarships to aspiring scholars for the following areas of studies: Economics, History, Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Anthropology, and other relevant humanities and social science subjects. This opportunity open only for Singapore citizens. The scholarship is tenable at reputable universities overseas or in Singapore.
Please send online applications through the [email protected] website. Please note that the two referees should email the letter of reference to ISEAS HR at separately no later than June 30, 2023. More information, visit ISEAS website [new window]

SEALC-GETSEA Language Tuition Support (AY 2023-2024) | Deadline: July 14, 2023

With support from the Henry Luce Foundation, The Southeast East Asian Language Council (SEALC) and The Graduate Education and Training in Southeast Asian Studies (GETSEA) consortia award financial assistance to students who incur tuition fees when studying a Southeast Asian language via synchronous distance learning during the academic year at an institution other than their home institution. This award is intended to facilitate cross-institutional collaboration and increase access to Southeast Asian language instruction. Eligibility requires that the course is credit-bearing at a North American institution and that the applicant is a full-time student at a North American institution. Priority will be given to graduate students, but all are encouraged to apply. SEALC and GETSEA encourage applicants to consider attending SEASSI which serves as an excellent resource for summer language instruction. This award is intended to improve access during the academic year so that students can obtain multi-year instruction in a timely manner.
More information, visit The Southeast Asia Language Council website [new window]

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

Visiting Research Fellowship Program, Center for Indonesian Policy Studies | Deadline: Ongoing

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.
If you are interested in the Fellowship Program, please send an e-mail to
More info about this fellowship, visit CIPS website [new window]
Deadline: Ongoing

ProFellow: 29 Dissertation Research Fellowships for Doctoral Students | Deadline: Ongoing

Dissertation research fellowships provide financial support to doctoral students who are in the stages of conducting research and writing their dissertation. Funding can be used to support travel, field work, supplies, language training, and even living expenses. Often these fellowships have “no strings attached” – their intention is simply to support scholars completing original research in a particular field of study. Check out and bookmark these 30 unique dissertation research fellowships for domestic and international doctoral students enrolled in U.S. universities.
More info about this fellowship, visit ProFellow website [new window]
Deadline: Ongoing

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