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I. Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunity


hong kong ph.d. fellowship scheme 2018/19


The Research Grants Council of Hon Kong is launching the Ninth Round of the Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowship Scheme (the "Scheme"). The Scheme aims to attract top international sstudents to pursue Ph.D. studies in Hong Kong's world-class research universities. The fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for a period of three years. More than 230 fellowships will be awarded for Ph.D. studies commencing in the 2018/19 academic year. The deadline for initial application is 1 December 2017. For further information, contact them at HKPF@ugc.edu.hk or visit the website at www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd. Electronic versions of the poster and leaflet are available for download below:




Intensive Summer Language Study Grant


The application form for funding under this program for summer 2017 is not yet available. Check back for 2017 deadline. For info, click on the link below:




TUSA Ambassador Scholarship

The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program designed for students who will be representing their state, as well as the United States, and acting as ambassadors to Taiwan. The guidelines and application forms are available on the following website.http://taiwanusalliance.com


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 2017 application cycle will begin on July 1, 2016, with a deadline of 11:30 p.m. EST on December 30, 2016. For more info, click on the link below:






Taiwan Scholarship Program & Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

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 guidelines and application forms are available on the following website. https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/engindex.html


Asian Studies Grants and Fellowships

Click the link for more information


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 2017 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 the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations.

The Boren Fellowship national application deadline is January 31, 2017. For more information about the application process check the website above.

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.

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.


II. Conference Opportunity


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.

For more information, click on the link below:



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


III. asia network


About ASIANetwork: A consortium of around 160 North American colleges, ASIANetwork strives to strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education to help prepare succeeding generations of undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies play prominent roles in an ever more interdependent world.


Go to ASIANetwork homepage


Go to ASIANetwork specific page for undergraduates


Iv. call for papers


1. Wittenberg East Asian Studies Journal. This journal is thoroughly an undergraduate effort. The contents are all works created by undergraduate students from schools across the nation and, increasingly, internationally. Selection and editing are done by Wittenberg undergraduates. The student editorial board will consider works on China, Japan, Korea or East Asia as an entity. Works may be from any academic discipline, and though they  may be up to 25 pages long, they regularly accept shorter entries. Both academic and creative works such as calligraphy, poetry, and photography are published. Creative artwork may also be considered for the cover. Items should be submitted by early to mid-December to be considered for the next issue. Works received later than that may be reviewed the following year. To submit, visit their Online Journal System at http://ojs.wittenberg.edu/index.php/wueasj.



2. The Kennesaw Tower, the online, Foreign Language Undergraduate Research Journal at Kennesaw State University, is looking for submissions by advanced undergraduate students in the following areas:


Chinese Culture, Literature and Linguistics

Foreign Language Pedagogy

Francophone Cultures, Literatures and Linguistics

Germanic Cultures, Literatures and Linguistics

Hispanic Cultures, Literatures and Linguistics

Italian Culture, Literature and Linguistics

Portuguese and Lusophone Studies


Papers must be written by second language or heritage learners in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish and submitted with an abstract in English. Please refer to our website, http://kennesawtower.kennesaw. edu,for details on who we are and what we publish.


Papers accepted through a double-blind process of review by qualified faculty in each field of study will be published in our 2017-2018 issue. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2017. You are encouraged to submit your papers as an attachment to an e-mail in Microsoft Word format. You can find submission guidelines at http://kennesawtower.kennesaw. edu/submissions.php.


Please submit manuscripts, as well as any questions you may have, to Dr. Susanne Kelley, Editor-in-Chief, at skelle16@kennesaw.edu.