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.

Blakemore Foundation
The Blakemore Foundation provides grants to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and young/mid-career professionals to fund an academic year of advanced language study in East and Southeast Asia.

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. Eligibility is restricted to doctoral candidates with approved proposals in the humanities and social sciences. In memory of CTCF founders, Mr. Chi-Chung Yu and Mrs. Alice Tsai Yu, the top applicants will be awarded two awards of $10,000; the rest will receive $6,000 scholarships. 

Critical Language Scholarship Program (CLS) 
A program of the U.S. Department of State, students are provided a scholarship to study abroad for eight to ten weeks to learn one of 15 different languages offered, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. During the program, students will learn an academic year's worth of the language they will be studying. 

Esherick-Ye Family Foundation 
The foundation offers small grants of up to $5000 to support projects in modern Chinese economic, social and political history or the archaeology of China.

Fulbright U.S. Students Program
The program aims to introduce young Americans to different East Asian countries while they pursue research projects and language study at local universities. Applications must be coordinated through UChicagoGRAD.  Please carefully review deadlines and requirements HERE.

Fulbright-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.  Applications must be coordinated through UChicagoGRAD.  Please carefully review deadlines and requirements HERE.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF) 
This fellowship offers six to 12 months of support for PhD students in the Humanities and Social Sciences doing research on non-U.S. or U.S. indigeneous cultures and societies. 

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.

Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)
Supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, JASSO provides opportunities for students to study in Japan. 

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. For those specifically applying from Illinois, please visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago wesbite HERE

The National Bureau of Asian Research: China Language Fellowship Program
Fellowships of up to $45,000 are provided to support doctoral students for one year of an intensive Chinese language proogram abroad.

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