Institute Funding for Students

Summer Funding For Undergraduate Students

Mitsui Research Fellowship

Provides up to $5,000 in support for summer academic research in Japan. More

Summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Summer FLAS)

Provides partial tuition, health and basic insurance fees, and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above, and modern Tibetan at the second year level or above. more

Weatherhead Undergraduate Training Grant

Provides up to $2,500 in support to undergraduate students for summer projects in East Asia that develop academic and/or professional expertise. more

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Academic Year Funding for Undergraduate Students

Academic Year Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Academic Year FLAS)

Provides partial tuition and a stipend for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above. more

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Summer Funding for MA and Professional School Students

Mitsui Research Fellowship

Provides up to $5,000 in support for summer academic research in Japan. More

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Grant  

Provides partial support, travel and/or cost of living to graduate students to conduct summer research or to serve in an internship in East or Southeast Asia. more

Summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Summer FLAS)

Provides tuition, health and basic insurance fees, and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above, and modern Tibetan at the second year level or above. more

Weatherhead M.A. Training Grant

Provides up to $3,000 in support of research or internships in East Asia. more

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Academic Year Funding for MA and Professional School Students

Academic Year Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Academic Year FLAS)

Provides tuition, health and basic insurance fees, and a stipend of $15,000 or more for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above. more

SIPA Department Research Assistantship (at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute)

Provides a tuition credit of $16,200 and a salary of $4,800 for the academic year. Students are required to work 15 hours per week with Institute faculty and staff on projects as assigned. Preference is given to continuing students with a strong interest in East Asia, East Asian language ability, and proven organizational skills. more

Y.F. and L.C.C. Wu Fellowship

Available to all graduate students with a preference for students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, and for U.S. citizens of Chinese, Hong Kong, or Taiwan descent. more

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Summer Funding for PhD Students

GSAS-WEAI Funding Policy Updated: 3/2/2012
To better serve the needs of students the WEAI is restructuring its commitment to summer research and language enhancement for PhD students of EA in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.  The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has instituted a new policy whereby all new and continuing PhD students will receive a total of 5 years of summer funding.  The current level of that funding has been set at $3000.  Beginning this year all students should be made aware that they must apply to their home department in order to receive the GSAS summer stipend.  WEAI will supplement GSAS PHD summer stipends up to $1000 per student per summer on a competitive basis.   Applications for supplemental funding will be judged on the basis of the student’s proposed summer program and will only be available to those students whose plans involve the additional expense of overseas research or participation in a language or other course of study designed to enhance their research skills.  For this year anyone who is in a Ph.D. program and has already submitted an application for WEAI summer money will simply be put into the pool for the extra $1000.

Daniel and Marianne Spiegel Fund Grant

Provides reimbursement up to $2,000 for doctoral candidates incurring research expenses for social science research related to politics, social change, economic change, or policy in China after 1900. more

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Grant  

Provides partial support, travel and/or cost of living to graduate students to conduct summer research or to serve in an internship in East or Southeast Asia. more

Summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship (Summer FLAS)

Provides tuition, health and basic insurance fees, and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above, and modern Tibetan at the second year level or above. more

Weatherhead Ph.D. Training Grant

Provides up to $4,000 to Ph.D. students in support of projects that develop academic expertise that crosses traditional disciplinary, geographic, and temporal boundaries. more

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Academic Year Funding for PhD Students

C. Martin Wilbur Fellowship

Provides partial support to advanced doctoral students for dissertation research or write-up. Candidates must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a social science department or East Asian history, and have a research focus on modern China. more

Julie How Fellowship

Provides partial support to advanced doctoral students for dissertation research or write-up. Candidates must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a social science department, and have a research focus on China. more

Junior Fellowship in Japan Studies

Available for the academic year for students at the write-up stage of their dissertation on modern and contemporary Japan, with priority to history and social science. more

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Fellowship

Provides partial, academic year support to advanced doctoral students who are completing coursework, pursuing dissertation research, or at the dissertation write-up stage. Priority will be given to students whose research focuses on Southeast Asia and on regional or cross-national issues in East Asia. more

V. K. Wellington Koo Fellowship

Available for the academic year to social science and history doctoral students at the write-up stage of their dissertation, whose research is focused on East Asia. Preference is given to students focusing on modern Chinese history or political science. more

Y.F. and L.C.C. Wu Fellowship

Available to all graduate students with a preference for students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, and for U.S. citizens of Chinese, Hong Kong, or Taiwan descent. more

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