Blakemore Foundation Announces 2014 Fellowships

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded to individuals pursing professional, business, technical or academic careers that involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language.  

The grants fund an academic year of advanced language study at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama, the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, and similar programs in countries of East and SE Asia.

The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fiends such as academia, international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government/public service are encouraged to apply.

Applications are due December 30, 2013.

For application forms and further information go to

About the Blakemore Foundation

Thomas and Frances Blakemore spent more than 50 years living and working in Japan. They established the Blakemore Foundation in 1990 to encourage Americans to develop greater fluency in Asian languages and to increase the understanding of Asian art in the United States.

The Blakemore Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable trust organized under the laws of the State of Washington. Located in Seattle, Washington, the Foundation is managed by a Trustee and a Board of Managers.