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Conference Grant

General Information

Students presenting their work at conferences may apply for funds to partially defray the costs of registration for conference in the greater Washington DC area. Interested students must submit the Conference Grant Application Form. Funding will be available for up to $100 through reimbursement if the student is found eligible.

When to apply:

Applications may be submitted as late as two weeks before. The conference dates determine the period for which the application will be considered. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served rolling basis.

Requirements and Restrictions:

Applicants must be full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Only one award can be received per academic year. In addition to attending the conference, funded students will have to submit a short description about their overall endeavor, including the following information:

  • Last and first name of the student
  • Major
  • Year of Study and intended date of graduation
  • JPEG Picture
  • 200 words essay about the content of the attended conference and how this fits your academic research interest.

This short article and background information will become part of the Student Activities & Alumni section of the Asian Studies Program Website and will further help students build a solid network for future career opportunities.

Where to Apply:

Asian Studies Program Director Jin Y. Park
CAS - Philosophy and Religion
Battelle Tompkins - 115
Mondays 2:00-3:00; Thursdays 3:00-5:00
(202) 885-2919 (Office), (202) 885-1094 (Fax)
jypark@american.edu

AU and CAS Grants

Undergraduate Research Travel Grants 

Students presenting their work at conferences may apply for funds to partially defray the costs of registration and travel. The amounts awarded are:

  • $300 for regional conferences
  • $500 for national conferences
  • $800 for international conferences

When to apply:

Applications may be submitted as early as six months in advance of the conference and as late as two weeks before. The conference dates determine the period for which the application will be considered. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis across these periods;

  • Spring: January 16 – April 30
  • Summer: May 1 – August 5
  • Fall: October 15 – January 15

Requirements and Restrictions: 

Applicants must be full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Only one award can be received per academic year. If applying for summer travel, the student must be registered for classes at AU in the coming fall. 

Where to Apply:

Undergraduate Research Travel Grant Application

For more information, please email undergradstudies@american.edu

AU Graduate Research Travel Grants

The Charles O. and Margaret Lerche Travel Grant

This travel grant was created in honor of Charles O. Lerche, former professor of International Relations and former SIS Dean, and is awarded to a continuing IPCR graduate student each year. Grants are intended to provide support to outstanding IPCR graduate students pursuing practical learning experiences or research in the field of International Peace and Conflict Resolution and American peace policy. Grants may be applied toward international or domestic travel related to SRP/thesis research, internship experience, or conference attendance. The grant is intended for students who, without funding, may otherwise be unable to travel.

Where to Apply:

Research Grant Application

For more information, please email peace@american.edu

General Asia and Study Abroad Funding

AIFS FOUNDATION

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMAN INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

BLAKEMORE FOUNDATION GRANTS FOR ADVANCED STUDY OF ASIAN LANGUAGES

BOREN SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

DEBORAH PARTRIDGE WOLFE INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP

DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOREIGN GRADUATE FOREIGN AFFAIRS FELLOWSHIP

GEORGIA ROTARY STUDENT PROGRAM

GILMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

THE HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY GRANT

INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION FULBRIGHT GRADUATE STUDENT

JOINT JAPAN/WORLD BANK GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (JJ/WBGSP)

NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM

ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL

SOCIETY OF THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF SOCIAL ISSUES

THOMAS J. WATSON

YOUTH FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP


China Information

AMERICAN COUNCIL OF LEARNED SOCIETIES

CHINA SCHOLARSHIP COUNCIL

FINANCIAL AID FOR COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMS TO CHINA

FREEMAN AWARDS FOR STUDY IN ASIA

TECRO CHINESE LANGUAGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR AMERICAN COLLEGE STUDENTS - Dr. Linda Byrd-Johnson, Senior Program Specialist, Center for International Education, Ste. 600-Portal 600 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202-5332

ZHONGHUA SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (ZSP)


Japan Information

Guide for Study in Japan 

Guide for International Students in Japan

ANDO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS 

ATSUMI INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

BRIDGING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN JAPAN

COLLEGE WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION OF JAPAN

THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

THE CROSS-CULTURAL INSTITUTE

THE EZOE SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION - Recruit Nishi-Shinbashi bldg., 1-10-2 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo-105-0003 Japan, 81-3-3592-5774, 81-3-3592-5775 (fax)  

HASHIYA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - 3-17-9 Higashikasai, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo 134 Japan, 03-3689-3111, 03-3689-3120 (fax)  

HATTORI KAIGAI RYUGAKUSEI IKUEIKAI INCORPORATED FOUNDATION 5-12 Suemori-dori, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 464-0821 Japan, 81-52-761-1486, 81-52-761-7136 (fax)

HEIWA NAKAJIMA FOUNDATIONSCHOLARSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS STAYING IN JAPAN - 33F Ark Mori Bldg., 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107 Japan, 03-5570-5261, 03-5570-5421 (fax) 

THE ISHIZAKA FOUNDATION - c/o Keidanren Shakai Koken-bu, 1-9-4 Ote-machi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8188 Japan, 81-3-3279-1411, 81-3-5255-6256 (fax)

THE JAPAN-AMERICAN SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON DC 

JAPANESE-AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE

MAKITA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - Sun Heights Iidabashi-302, 1-14 Tsukudo-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-0821 Japan, 81-3-3260-278 (fax) 

THE MITSUBISHI TRUST YAMAMURO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION -The Mitsubishi Trust Yamamuro, Memorial Scholarship Foundation, 2-4, Nihonbashi, 2-Chom, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo 103 Japan, 03-3275-2215

NISSHO IWAI FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - Nissho Iwai Foundation, 4-5 Akasaka 2-Chome Minato-ku, Tokyo 107 Japan, 81-3-3275-8696

OBARA SHIRAUME SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION - Jonan Shinyo Kinko, 7-2-3 Nishi-Gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8710 Japan, 81-3-3493-8111, 81-3-3493-8210 (fax)

ROTARY YONEYAMA MEMORIAL FOUNDATION INC. FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - abc Kaikan bldg., 2-6-3 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0011 Japan, 81-3-3434-8681, 81-3-3578-8281 (fax)

SAKAGUCHI INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION - Sakaguchi Electric Heaters Co. LTD, 1-12-2, Sotokanda Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan 

SANKEI GRANTS FOR NON-JAPANESE STUDENTS - The Sankei Shimbun, Sankei Media Services, 1-7-2, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-77 Japan 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN JAPAN 

SHUNDOH INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - 2-17-3 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8320 Japan, 81-3-3407-8579 (fax) 

SURUGA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - c/o Suruga Ginko Honten, 23 Tori Yoko-cho, Numazu-shi, Shizuoka 410-8668 Japan, 81-559-62-5619, 81-559-51-7599 (fax) 

TAKAKU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS - 3-15-19 Nishi-Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031 Japan, 81-3-5413-6366, 81-3-5413-6366 (fax) 

TONEN INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION - c/o Tonen Co., 1-1-39 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0012 Japan, 81-3-5778-5072, 81-3-5778-5060

U. ALEXIS JOHNSON SCHOLARSHIPS - Chairperson, Scholarship Committee, Japan-America Society of Washington, 1020 19th St. NW, Suite LL40, Washington, DC 20036, 202-833-2210 

WASHINGTON WOMEN'S COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIPS TO JAPAN - Mrs. Charles A. Hufnagel, Scholarship Chairperson, 8100 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815 

YOSHIDA SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION - c/o YKK R & D Center, 3-22-1 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-8521 Japan, 81-3-5610-8103, 81-3-5610-8104 (fax)


Korea Information

KOREA FOUNDATION KOREAN STUDIES GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IN NORTH AMERICA - Michael Paschal, 734-665-2490

THE KOREA FOUNDATION– THE FELLOWSHIP FOR KOREAN LANGUAGE TRAINING

Summer Scholarship Opportunities

2014

Korea University, International Summer Campus, Faculty Merit Scholarship 2014

The Faculty Merit Scholarship 2014 funded by the International Summer Campus, Korea University, is now accepting applications from interested students. The International Summer Campus (ISC http://isc.korea.ac.kr/ ) is a summer program hosted by Korea University (http://www.korea.edu/ ) in Seoul Korea. The Faculty Merit Scholarship offers an eligible student a scholarship that includes tuition and application fee waive. The total award amount will be approximately 3,800,000 KRW.

The ISC Faculty Merit Scholarship aims to give outstanding students an opportunity to study in Korea during the summer with lessened financial burden.If you are interested in applying to the scholarship, send the following information as an email attachment to Professor Jin Y. Park (jypark@american.edu), Director of Asian Studies Program, by April 25, 2014. 

·      Name:
·      Major and Academic Status:
·     
GPA:
·     
One paragraph description of your interest in studying at the ISC:

For queries on the scholarship, send an email to Professor Jin Y. Park (jypark@american.edu).