Grants and Fellowships

Graduate Funding Administered by CEAS

Chinese Studies Funding for Graduate Students

Japanese Studies Funding for Graduate Students

Korean Studies Funding for Graduate Students

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Ministry of Education - Taiwan Scholarship Program

East Asian Studies Library Travel Grants

Designed to assist scholars from outside the Chicago metropolitan area in their use of University of Chicago’s East Asian collections for research related to Japan, China and Korea. For more information, please click here.

External Funding Sources

Abe Fellowship
The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern.

Comprehensive scholarship database for international students and educators hoping to study in Japan. Search by foundation name, school location, deadline, scholarship name and educational ability. Maintained by Yamasa Multimedia Studio, funded by Hattori Foundation.

America-Japan Society - Visit & Study Japan Grant Program (VS JAPAN)
The America-Japan Society (AJS) is a long-standing private organization based in Tokyo for the promotion of relations between the U.S. and Japan. The VS JAPAN Grant Program is designed to give air fare and stipend support to American graduate students who are studying Japan or Japan-U.S. relations. It is intended to help students to finish their theses by visiting Japan for up to three months.

Association for Asian Studies Grants and Fellowships
AAS offers a wide variety of grants for scholars and researchers focusing on East Asia.

AAS-SSRC Dissertation Workshop Series
This workshop is intended to bring together doctoral students In the humanities and social sciences who are developing dissertation proposals and who are planning research on these evolving processes, outcomes, and debates across the various regions of Asia.

Blakemore Foundation
Advanced study of Asian languages and fine arts.

China Times Cultural Foundation PhD Scholarships
The China Times Cultural Foundation (CTCF) is offering scholarships in support of doctoral dissertation-writing and research in Chinese studies for the academic year 2019-2020. Eligibility is restricted to doctoral candidates with approved proposals in the humanities and social sciences. In memory of CTCF founder, Mr. Chi-Chung Yu, the top applicants will be awarded a cash award of $10,000; the rest will receive $6,000.

Fullbright U.S. Students Program
The program aims to introduce young Americans to different regions of Japan while they pursue research projects and language study at local universities.

Fullbright-Hayes Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad
This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months.

Hosei University Foreign Scholars Fellowship
Available for students in doctoral degree programs to carry out non-degree research programs in Hosei University.

Japan Directory: Grants and Aid
List of scholarships available in Japan by category.

Japan Foundation 
These programs offers support to outstanding scholars in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in the field.

The Korea Foundation
Fellowships available for both research and intensive language study. 

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources
Fellowships available for studies in the humanities or related social sciences in original sources.

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Various grants awarded for projects involving research in Japan.

SSRC Fellowships
The site has various fellowships that may apply to research in East Asia studies.

Transregional Research Fellowships
These fellowships are aimed at supporting transregional research under the rubric of Inter-Asian contexts and connections.

Visit and Study Japan Grant Program
This program is designed to provide air fare and financial support to American graduate students who are studying Japan or Japan-U.S. relations.