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Grant & Fellowship Opportunities

1. Fellowships and Grants in China Studies

ACLS Programs in China Studies

Fellowships and Grants 2016-17 

ACLS invites applications in China Studies. With the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCK) for International Scholarly Exchange, ACLS offers support for early career scholars and for the organization of meetings, workshops, and conferences. For complete guidelines, please visit and 

Support for Early Career Scholars (Deadline: November 9, 2016) 
Luce/ACLS Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants: 3-4 months in 2017 for visits to China to investigate research sites and establish contacts with scholars before beginning basic research for the dissertation ($5,000). 

Luce/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships: two consecutive semesters released from teaching for preparation of the PhD dissertation for publication, or for embarking on new research projects. Work proposed must be based on the applicant's research in China (up to $50,000). 

Support for Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences (Deadline: November 9, 2016) 
Luce/ACLS Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants for collaborative reading of texts in a workshop format that is interdisciplinary and that crosses scholarly generations. Workshop formats may vary, but each should be based on texts that illuminate a period, tradition, culture, location, or event. At the workshop, each text may be introduced by one or two participants, with others being asked to read and explicate a portion thereof. Close reading and careful translation are thus the basis for workshop discussion. Sufficient time should be provided for sustained collaborative reading (up to $15,000). 

CCK Comparative Perspectives on Chinese Culture and Society funds proposals in the humanities and related social sciences that adopt an explicitly cross-cultural or comparative perspective. Proposals may, for example, compare aspects of Chinese history and culture with those of other nations and civilizations, explore the interaction of these nations and civilizations, or engage in cross-cultural research on the relations among the diverse and shifting populations of China (up to $25,000 for conferences; $10,000 to $15,000 for workshops and seminars; up to $6,000 for planning meetings). 

The American Council of Learned Societies, a private, nonprofit federation of 74 national scholarly organizations, is the preeminent representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences. Advancing scholarship by awarding fellowships and strengthening relations among learned societies is central to ACLS’s work. This year, ACLS awarded more than $18 million to over 300 scholars across a variety of humanistic disciplines.

2. Boren Awards: Scholarships and Fellowships for undergraduate and graduate study abroad, language study, and international research.

The applications for the 2014-2015 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including Southeast Asian languages. For a complete list, visit the website.  

Undergraduate students can receive up to $20,000 for an academic year’s study abroad and graduate students up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In exchange for funding, recipients commit to working in the federal government for a minimum of one year.

The Boren Awards is an initiative of the National Security Education Program (NSEP) and administered by the Institute of International Education. 



    Fulbright student grants are designed to give recent B.S./B.A. graduates, masters and doctoral candidates, and young professionals and artists opportunities for personal development and international experience. Grantees plan their own programs. Projects may include university coursework, independent library or field research, classes in a music conservatory or art school, special projects in the social or life sciences, or a combination of these areas. A limited number of travel grants are available to selected countries as well as grants for teaching English in secondary schools.

    For an application or additional information, please contact:

              Maria A. De Rocher
              Coordinator of Honors Programming
              University of Georgia Honors Program
              212 Moore College, Athens, Georgia 30602

              The Graduate School
              The University of Georgia
              320 E. Clayton Street, Suite 400, Athens, Georgia 30602-4401

4. Hiliary Echo Douglas Scholarship for Study Abroad - CET Academic programs announces the creation of a special scholarship in memory of Hiliary Echo Douglas.  Hiliary was a dedicated study abroad advocate, beloved daughter, wife, mother, and colleague who passed away in 2008. In 1999 Hiliary traveled to Vietnam with a Fulbright Fellowship to investigate modern theatre in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. After two more years working for various international cultural collaborations in Vietnam, Hiliary joined CET Academic Programs as the Vietnam Immersion Resident Director. Sadly, Hiliary’s young life was cut short in July 2008 by a car accident, hence our desire to establish a legacy in her honor.

The Hiliary Echo Douglas scholarship will be given to a student who demonstrates Hiliary’s love for Vietnam and other cultures, her desire to give back to the world community, and her contagious love for life.

Hosted and administered by the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA), the Hiliary Echo Douglas Scholarship will award up to $5000. Details about the scholarship application can be found at

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to increase the opportunities for dedicated American students to participate in high-quality, rigorous education abroad programs by reducing financial restrictions through the provision of grants and scholarships. FEA’s goal is to increase the number and diversity of American students studying abroad with a particular emphasis on non-traditional destinations, such as Vietnam.

If you have any questions about this scholarship, please contact FEA's Executive Director, Kate McPhail at or 202-349-7340.

5. Korea Foundation - - The foundation offers scholarship support through the Korean Language Training Fellowship, Graduate Studies Fellowship, Postdoctoral Fellowship, and Field Research Fellowship in order to foster Korean studies scholars across the world.

6. The Academy of Korean Studies - - The Academy of Korean Studies runs the “AKS Fellowship Program for Korean Studies” in order to provide international scholars and doctoral candidates with an opportunity to carry out their research(dissertation research).

7. The Japan Foundation -

8. Study Abroad for additional Fund Opportunity -

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