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Scholarships & Fellowships

 

Taiwan Scholarship Program & Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

The two scholarships sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Republic of China (Taiwan): "The 2014 Taiwan Scholarship Program (TSP)" and "The 2014 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES)" has been published and started the application.

TSP is designed for students to seek a degree program including bachelor, masters' and doctoral program in Taiwan. HES, as its title, sponsors those who study Mandarin language courses in Taiwan.

The application deadline for these two scholarships is March 31, 2014. The guidelines and application forms are available on their website.

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Asian Studies Grants, Fellowships and Prizes

Click the link for more information

 

MEXT: Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, Japanese Studies Scholarship

The Japanese Government's Monbukagakusho (MEXT) offers scholarships to students who wish to pursue Japanese language and culture studies in Japan. This program provides students with an intensive course in the Japanese language and an introduction to various aspects of Japanese studies.

MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship applicants must be US citizens who were born between April 2, 1983 and April 1, 1995 and must be undergraduate students majoring in fields related to Japanese language or culture at a university outside of Japan. Applicants should have good Japanese language ability and be in good health.

The award includes round trip airfare, exemption from all school fees, and a monthly stipend. The 2013 amount is not yet definite, but for 2012 the stipend was 117,000 yen/month. The term of stay is approximately one academic year effective from fall 2013.

 

Boston Consulate Deadline: Completed applications must be received in our office by the close of business on June 7, 2013. Interviews and Japanese language testing will take place in late June, 2013.

For further details and application materials, visit the consulates MEXT webpage at

 

http://www.boston.us.emb-japan.go.jp/ENGLISH/CULTURE%20EDUCATION/MEXTguidelines.htm

Critical Language Scholarships

A program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical foreign languages for summer 2013. The selection process is administered by American Councils for International Education with awards approved by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period, and later apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers. Please visit the CLS Institutes page for more information.

http://www.clscholarship.org/

 

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships
The applications for the 2013-2014 David L. Boren Scholarships and Fellowships are now available at www.borenawards.org. Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate andgraduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and theMiddle 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 but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean,Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili. As part of the African Languages Initiative, Boren Award applicants have the opportunity to further their study of Akan/Twi, Hausa, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba, or Zulu. For a complete list of languages, visit our 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.


National Application Deadlines
Boren Fellowship: January 31, 2013
Boren Scholarship: February 13, 2013*

 

Study Abroad in Japan: Bridging Scholarship for Study in Japan

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year.

Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.
Please visit the Bridging Schloarships page for more information.
http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.html

How to Apply

Submit a complete application for the Bridging Scholarship to the Bridging Project Clearinghouse:

ATJ, UCB 279
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0279

 

Project IMUSE, Initiating Mutual Understanding Through Student Exchange

Project IMUSE, Initiating Mutual Understanding Through Student Exchange is a Harvard University, Peking University, and Tsinghua University student initiative aiming to foster mutual curiosity, respect, and understanding between people in China, Europe, and the United States by providing top college and graduate students from these regions an intimate forum for discussion and deep personal reflection about the key issues affecting China and the world today.

Every year, we accept about 20 students from China, Europe, and the USA to participate in a week long fellowship based in Beijing. This year, our fellowship will take place from Aug. 12 - 22. We are currently accepting applications on our website at projectimuse.org/programs/apply.php, and we highly encourage students to apply.

Please check out the following videos to learn more about Project IMUSE:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itiUdpidPrEand http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSNsqAPSo-w

 

East Asian Studies Journal

Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Howard Choy

The Wittenberg University East Asian Studies Journal is a widely accepted and highly regarded journal, which is completely written, edited, and published by undergraduate students. The student staff selects academic articles and creative pieces having to do with East Asia, regardless of whether they are written from a Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or integrative perspective. No limitations are placed on the academic area from which works are written, as writings from all disciplines are welcome. Pieces come from undergraduates at Wittenberg as well as around the world.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are always welcome. They must be written by undergraduate students, and they can include nonfiction (academic papers, research studies, etc.), fiction (short stories, poetry, etc.), translations, as well as artwork. All submissions must center on an East Asian country, particularly China, Japan, or Korea, yet the specific topic or theme can fall within a wide range. We ask that citations be done in the Chicago Style. We also ask that your submission not be under consideration for another journal.

If accepted, these articles will be published in Wittenberg’s East Asian Studies Journal, both online and in print.

Submit

If you would like to either send in your own manuscript or receive a copy of the Journal, please contact Dr. Howard Choy, Foreign Languages and Literatures. Please e-mail submissions as an attachment with contact information.

 

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States.

 

The Award of ROC (Taiwan) Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) for Foreign Students

This award encourages international students and individuals to undertake Mandarin Chinese language study in Taiwan. The length of scholarships are one year, but the Cultural Division at TECO Boston can also grant recipients an award period of nine months, six months or three months.

Requirements

High School graduates; college students; Chinese language teachers seeking further Mandarin training or an advanced degree

Benefits*

NT$25,000 per month for undergraduate students. Recipients are responsible for their tuition and other personal expenses exceeding the amount.

More Information

Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
99 Summer Street
Suite 801
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: (617) 737-2055
E-mail: angela@tecoboston.org

*Annual award periods are from September 1 through August 31 of the following year.

Taiwan Government-sponsored Scholarship Awards

The Taiwan Scholarship Program is jointly funded by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National Science Council and the Ministry of Economic Affairs. Its purpose is to encourage promising foreign students to pursue their degree studies in Taiwan.

Potential Awardees

High school graduates; college students; Chinese language teachers seeking further Mandarin training or advanced degrees

Length of Scholarships

Undergrad: Maximum four years; Master's: maximum two years; Doctorate: maximum three years. Pre-degree Language Enrichment Program is available (maximum one year at the first year of program)

Benefits*

NT$25,000 per month for undergraduate students, NT$30,000 a month for graduate students.

How to Apply

Contact the Cultural Division of the TECO in Boston for an application form and guidelines. All applications must be submitted between February 1 through March 31 of each year.

Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
99 Summer Street
Suite 801
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: (617) 737-2055
E-mail: angela@tecoboston.org

*Annual award periods are from September 1 through August 31 of the following year.

MOE Mandarin Enrichment Scholarship Program

This program is funded by the Ministry of Education. Its purpose is to encourage non-heritage students to enhance their mandarin language skills in Taiwan.

Potential Awardees

High school graduates; college students; Chinese language teachers seeking further Mandarin training or advanced degree

Length of Scholarship

Maximum up to one year

Benefits*

A stipend of NT$25,000* per month will be provided

How to Apply

Contact the Cultural Division of the TECO in Boston for an application form and guidelines.

Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
99 Summer Street
Suite 801
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: (617) 737-2055
E-mail: angela@tecoboston.org

*Annual award periods are from September 1 through August 31 of the following year.

Intensive Mandarin Study Group Grant Program

This program is funded by the Ministry of Education. Its purpose is to encourage foreign schools to organize study abroad programs for Mandarin study in Taiwan.

Potential Awardees

College or high school senior Mandarin study groups organized by schools

Length of Scholarships

Minimum three weeks or longer

Benefits*

Maximum funding up to US$5,000 for groups with a minimum of 10 students studying in Taiwan for six weeks.

How to Apply

Contact the Cultural Division of the TECO in Boston for an application form and guidelines.

Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
99 Summer Street
Suite 801
Boston, MA 02110

Phone: (617) 737-2055

*Annual award periods are from September 1 through August 31 of the following year.