Funding Opportunities

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  • Area and International Studies Undergraduate Paper Awards – Participating area and international studies centers of the Institute for Regional and International Studies each award up to $1,000 (actual award amounts vary) to the best paper(s) and project(s) written by an undergraduate and focused on their respective world regions. For undergraduate students.
  • Boren Awards: Scholarships (for undergraduate students) & Fellowships (for graduate students) – provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. For undergraduate & graduate students.
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships: U.S. Department of Education fellowships available through CEAS for the following languages: Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Tibetan.  For undergraduate & graduate students.
  • Fulbright U.S. Student Program (FUSP): Program is designed to give soon-to-be & recent B.S./B.A. graduates, master’s and doctoral candidates, as well as young professionals, artists, and others, opportunities for personal development and international experience. For undergraduate & graduate students, and alumni.
  • Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA): Administered by the U.S. Department of Education, Fulbright-Hays DDRA provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. For graduate students.
  • Ichiro & Toyoko Matsudaira Memorial Fund Scholarship: CEAS will award one scholarship from the Matsudaira fund that covers expenses for the Japan-America Student Conference (JASC). JASC is an educational and cultural exchange program for university students from the United States and Japan. Contact Laurie Dennis for scholarship details, and visit the JASC website for information on the conference and application materials. For undergraduate students.
  • IRIS Graduate Student Summer Fieldwork Awards: The IRIS Summer Fieldwork Awards are one-time awards of $3,000 to be used in support of 6 or more weeks of summer fieldwork conducted outside the United States. For graduate students.
  • Luce Scholars Program: This program is designed to provide an extended period of exposure to an Asian country for highly qualified young Americans who lack extensive knowledge of Asian affairs and who would not gain this knowledge through their normal career trajectories. Any professional field will be considered, except Asian Affairs/Asian Studies. For graduating seniors, recent alumni, graduate students, and junior faculty.
  • Schwarzman Scholars: Post-graduate scholarship funding leading to a one-year master’s degree as a Schwarzman Scholar at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. For graduating seniors, and recent alumni.
  • Scott Kloeck-Jenson Fellowships: SKJ Fellowships support UW-Madison graduate students working on social justice issues through pre-dissertation research and international internship fellowships. For graduate students.