Scholarships in Asian Studies

NSA Stokes Educational Scholarship Program

Award: $30,000, Deadline: October 31

Applicant be a U.S. citizen. Applicant must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1600 (composite ACT score of 25), a minimum 3.0 GPA, one letter of recommendation, transcript, leadership abilities, and have participated in extracurricular activities.

Doctoral Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Selection is based upon scholarly and professional quality, the applicant's contribution to a better understanding of Japanese culture, arts, language, and society, and to the promotion of cultural relations between Japan and the world. Applicant must have sufficient proficiency in Japanese to pursue research in Japan. Three letters of reference, an evaluation of Japanese-language ability, and academic transcripts required. Applicant should contact the Japan Foundation New York office in September.

Research Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: November 1

Selection is based upon scholarly and professional quality, the project's contribution to a better understanding of Japanese culture, arts, language, and society, and to the promotion of cultural relations between Japan and the world. Applicant must also have the cooperation of an affiliated institution, associate, or research associate. Three letters of reference required. Applicant should contact the Japan Foundation New York office in September.

Eurasian Regional Languages Grant

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1; April 1; October 15

Award is for advanced and intermediate language study in the countries of the NIS (New Independent States): Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Three competitions per year.

Louise Wallace Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art

Award: $8,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and must have completed three years study of the Chinese language.

Henry & Chiyo Kuwahara Creative Arts Award

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Award is to encourage creative projects reflecting the Japanese-American experience and providing cultural representation. Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Professional artists are not eligible.

Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for Research in European, African, or Asian History

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a member of the American Historical Association. Preference will be given to those with specific research needs, such as the completion of a project or completion of a discrete segment thereof. Preference will be given to advanced doctoral students, non-tenured faculty, and unaffiliated scholars.

Andrew W. Mellon Conservation Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: January 5

Applicant should have reached an advanced level of experience or training.

Short-term Research Travel to Korea Grant

Award: $2,500, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Applicant must be a scholar familiar with Korea.

Research Assistance for Korean Studies

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Award is to cover a variety of scholarly needs that are not covered by other funding, such as research assistance and manuscript typing.

Research Travel in North America for Korean Studies

Award: $1,500, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Applicant should be doing research on Korea and need to use museum, library or other archival materials located in the U.S. or Canada for research. Award is primarily intended for postdoctoral research; pre-doctoral dissertation research will be considered.

Short-term Travel to Japan for Professional Purposes Grant

Award: $2,000, Deadline: October 1 (fall); February 1 (spring)

Applicant must be a scholar performing research related to Japan who needs time in Japan to complete his or her work. Applicant must have a Ph.D. or comparable professional qualification and have not received funds in this category within the past five years. Ph.D. candidates are not eligible.

Grant for Seminars on Teaching about Japan

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 1; February 1

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students must provide a detailed description of their proposed seminar, how the results will be made available and a detailed budget on how the funds will be utilized.

Research Travel Within the U.S. for Japanese Studies

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 1; October 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident performing research on Japan and wish to use museum, library, or other archival materials located in the U.S. Award is primarily intended to support postdoctoral research; pre-doctoral dissertation research may be considered.

Yoshiko Tanaka Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a member of JACL. Selection is based upon personal statement, letters of recommendation, transcripts, work experience, and community involvement. Preference is given to applicants interested in Japanese language/culture or in enhancing U.S./Japanese relations.

Pacific and Asian Affairs Council Internship

Award: -, Deadline: None

Applicant must submit resume and letter of interest.

Sherman Fairchild Foundation Conservation Fellowship

Award: $22,500, Deadline: December 2

Applicant must be a qualified candidate from the United States and abroad who have already reached an advanced level of training or experience.

Mellon Research Fellowship in Yemen

Award: $11,500, Deadline: March 6

Applicant must hold a PhD or equivalent in the field of humanities or social science involving Yemen.

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Samsung Electronics Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: May 31

Applicant must be Korean-American and be enrolled as a full time student majoring in asian studies or journalism. Selection is based upon financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and community service.

Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: January 16

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a U.S. college/university who is planning to study abroad for at least four weeks. Must demonstrate a love for Vietnam and other cultures and show a desire to give back to the world community.

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

Award: $4,000, Deadline: October 11

Applicants must be undergraduates, U.S. citizens and be enrolled in a U.S. college. Study in Japan must be for at least three months and take place during the academic year (summer programs are not eligible). Students must submit a letter of recommendation and an essay on their interest in studying in Japan.

American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program

Award: $2,000, Deadline: September 30

Applicants must be starting their junior or senior year in college or be in graduate school at a California school. They must be able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles at their own expense. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to fulfill a leadership role in their chosen field of study and be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchanges. Students must also submit an essay showing how their studies will contribute to leadership or to the relationship between the United States and Japan.