Grants and Fellowships

The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) offers funding for both GRADUATE and UNDERGRADUATE students at the University of Chicago.  


FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS, the Center’s various Committees provide funds for accepted applicants researching topics concerning Japan, Korea, and China, and also allocate financial assistance to scholars and advanced graduate students from outside the city hoping to access the university’s rich East Asian collections through our CEAS Library Travel Grants.

CEAS supports the study of less commonly taught languages and related area studies courses through the FLAS Fellowship Program, which is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education.  FLAS Fellowships are awards for students concentrating in modern foreign language and international or area studies.  CEAS administers FLAS awards for University of Chicago graduate students to study Chinese, Japanese and Korean. 

In addition, UChicagoGRAD maintains a comprehensive database for grants and fellowships.  CEAS is also connected to a host of external sources of scholarships and grants, both governmental and non-governmental, allowing for students to apply for opportunities to conduct on-site fieldwork and language study related to East Asia.

The University of Chicago is also a nominating institution to the Henry Luce Foundation for the Luce Scholars Program.


FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS working in either social sciences or the humanities, CEAS sponsors the prestigious Asada Eiji BA Thesis Prize for topics related to East Asia (China, Japan and Korea), and the Jiuji Kasai Japan Summer Research Grant, which awards money to students conducting original research in fields related to Japan studies.  

The Japanese Foreign Language Acquisition Grant offers $5,000 to undergraduate students accepted into the intensive Japanese language program abroad during the summer season.  In conjunction with the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, the Committee on Japanese Studies offers supplemental funds for eligible applicants to study for an academic year in Japan.

The University of Chicago is also a nominating institution to the Henry Luce Foundation for the Luce Scholars Program.


FOR ALL INTERESTED APPLICANTS, please pay special attention to the DEADLINES of the respective program(s) to which you apply.