GRADUATE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Please carefully read the information below to learn about the financial aid and scholarships available at the University of Pittsburgh. For applications and further information, please see the Eligibility and Applications page. Please note that many of the scholarships below require an additional application. Please address questions to Katherine Carlitz, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Asian Studies Center, (412) 648-7371, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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The Asian Studies Center is pleased to announce a competition for Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships that it will award for the 2014-15 academic year. FLAS Fellowships allow the recipient to devote full time to a program of graduate study that must include both area studies courses focused on East Asia (China, Japan, Korea), and language study. Eligible language study options are: 1) advanced study in Chinese and Japanese, and 2) beginning, intermediate, or advanced study of Korean.
Individual student applications must be submitted to departments or professional schools, who then choose up to four (4) FLASF nominees. The Department or Professional School will submit their FLASF nominees to the Asian Studies Center. The departmental nomination deadline to the Center is March 17, 2014. STUDENTS: Check with your School or Department for their internal deadline for submission of individual applications. Departments may take two or three weeks to choose their nominees. For more information please contact Katherine Carlitz (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 412-648-7371). For application materials, click here.
The Deadline is February 4, 2014 for all Chinese Studies Scholarships.
Please use this application form for all Chinese Studies Scholarships listed below: 2014-2015 Scholarship and fellowship application Form
Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship in Chinese Studies
These awards support PhD students in any field of Chinese studies. Each provides tuition, fees, and a $18,000 stipend covering two terms of graduate study, and may be renewable for up to two additional years. Applicants should have completed at least two years of Chinese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period.
China Studies Tuition Remission Scholarships
These awards cover tuition expenses for all or part of one or two terms of full-time study at the University of Pittsburgh for: (1) graduate students, of any nationality, in any field of China studies; or (2) graduate students, in any field, from Greater China, which includes the People's Republic of China, the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Chinese Summer Language Study Scholarships
Deadline: February 4, 2014
This scholarship provides a $5000 award for an approved program of Chinese language study in the United States or China. Students must have completed at least 2 years of Chinese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period. For summer 2012, one Chinese Summer Language Study Scholarship will be awarded.
The Deadline is February 4, 2014 for all Japan Studies Scholarships, except the Graduate Student Conference Grants, which have a rolling deadline, and the SEALS Scholarships, which have a separate application process. .
Please use this form for all Japanese Studies Scholarships listed below except the SEALS scholarships. Be sure to follow SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS if they appear for your grant category.
Summer East Asian Language Study (SEALS) Japan Tuition Remission Scholarships
Deadline: March 14, 2014
A small number of full-tuition scholarships are available for summer SEALS Japan students who will be enrolled in JPNSE 1061 or JPNSE 1062. For more information visit the EALL’s SEALS Japan site http://www.deall.pitt.edu/summer/scholarships.php.
To apply for financial aid, please send a letter of application (hardcopy or e-mail). In the letter, please include the following points:
- Indicate whether you are interested in the First Year Japanese program or the Second Year Japanese program
- Explain your academic background
- Include a statement of purpose explaining the reason for studying Japanese and how training in Japanese will fit into your overall academic goal and/or professional career.
In addition to the letter, have the last school you attended (or are now attending) send us the transcript of your academic performance. There is not a specific application form.
Send your letters to email@example.com or mail to:
Summer East Asian Language Study (SEALS) Japan Tuition Reduction Scholarships
All out-of-state students who register for either First or Second Year intensive summer Japanese language (SEALS Japan) courses will receive a scholarship that will reduce the tuition fee to the in-state tuition rate for the 10-week, 10-credit course.
All applicants to SEALS Japan are eligible to apply for additional financial support. To find out term dates and more information, visit the SEALS website.
Japan Iron and Steel Federation/Mitsubishi Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies
Deadline: February 4, 2014
Funded through the Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowments, these awards provide tuition, fees, and a $17,000 stipend for the academic year to support the study of Japan by graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh. Applicants must have completed at least three years of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period.
Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than 2 of these fellowships.
Fellowships are not deferrable for any reason.
Japan Studies Doctoral Research Grants
Deadline: February 4, 2014
These grants, funded through the Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowments, support doctoral research in Japanese studies at the University of Pittsburgh. They are intended to fund research specifically related to the doctoral dissertation. Awards can range up to a maximum of $2500 subject to availability of funds.
Only graduate students enrolled in doctoral degree programs in disciplinary department at the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to apply.
A report (1-2 pages) must be submitted to the Japanese Studies Coordinator within 1 month of completion of the research.
Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than 2 of these grants.
Awards are not deferrable for any reason.
The Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship
Deadline: February 4, 2014
These scholarships provide $2,000 tuition awards to graduate students for an approved program of Japanese language study in the United States or Japan. Students must have completed at least 2 years of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period. Preference will be given to students applying for specialized advanced language workshops. Summer Intensive Japanese at the University of Pittsburgh is not included in this award.
Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference Participation GrantsDeadline: Rolling, until funds are expended for the academic year
These grants provide partial support to graduate students for the presentation of conference papers focused on Japan. The grants can only be applied to airfare, hotel, and conference registration. Grants are capped at 2 per year per student. Preference is given to first-time applicants.
The maximum amount is $1000 for international travel and $500 for domestic travel, subject to the availability of funding.
To apply, submit:
a cover letter that briefly explains: a) the name of the conference you will attend, b) paper title, panel title, and a brief abstract of the paper, c) evidence of conference paper acceptance (if not available online, please give Katherine Carlitz a photocopy)
- Identifying information: Student name, PeopleSoft ID number, School and Department, HOME and CAMPUS address, name and e-mail of Advisor
- a brief letter of support from applicant's main academic advisor (remind your faculty member to submit to Katherine Carlitz online: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- a detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals (photocopies, postage, etc.)
(applications must be received at least 14 days prior to departure and expenses must be submitted for reimbursement within 14 days after return)
The Deadline is February 4, 2014 for all Korean Studies Scholarships.
Please use this application form for all Korean Studies Scholarships listed below, except the KOREAN STUDIES GRANT:
Korean Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship
The Korean Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship covers in-state tuition expenses for one semester of full-time study at the University of Pittsburgh. Applicants must be currently-enrolled students at the University of Pittsburgh at the time of application, and must have completed one academic year of study by the inception of the award. This award is available to (1) undergraduate or graduate students, of any nationality, with a demonstrated interest in Korean studies; or (2) undergraduate or graduate students, in any field, from Korea.
Korean Studies Grant
The Korea Council is accepting applications for the Korean Studies Grant. This grant provides up to $3,000 per academic year to encourage and develop Korean studies at the University of Pittsburgh. All Pitt faculty, students, staff, and related personnel are eligible to apply. Applications may be for any amount up to $3,000 and multiple applications by the same person are allowed. All applications will be considered by the Korean Council. There is a rolling deadline for applications.
The Korean Studies Grant cannot be used to apply for individual tuition remission (use the Korean Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship).
The Korean Studies Grant can only fund graduate student research that is specifically designed to benefit the Pitt Korean Studies program as a whole. Graduate student travel to conferences or workshops cannot be funded by the Korean Studies Grant unless it would lead to collaborations specifically designed to benefit the Pitt Korean Studies program. (For most graduate student travel, please use the China/Korea Pre-Dissertation and Conference Travel Grants). Graduate students may not apply for the Korean Studies Grant before they have advanced to doctoral candidacy.
The Korea Council will look favorably upon projects that meet one or more of the following conditions:
- Directly contribute to the development of Pitt’s Korean Studies program.
- Place Korean Studies within a transnational or multidisciplinary context.
- Request partial/matching funds from other sources.
Examples of funding requests for Korean Studies projects would include, but not be limited to:
- Public speakers,
- Hosting events (films, performances, etc.)
- Holding symposia, conferences, etc.
- Travel to conferences, meetings, etc.
- Support for research or teaching.
- Library collection/acquisitions.
- Outreach projects.
Each proposal should present a concrete agenda and/or detailed travel plans.
Each proposal should include a complete budget.
A final report must be submitted to the Korea Council within 3 months of the project’s conclusion.
The Korean Endowment at the University of Pittsburgh shall be acknowledged in any works that result from the funding.
All requests for funding from the Korean Studies Grant should be emailed to Katherine Carlitz (email@example.com), who will forward appropriate applications to the Korea Council.
China: Pre-dissertation research grants, October 31 and January 31
China Studies conference grants: October 31, January 31, April 1
Please click here to access the application form in PDF format:
Graduate Student Pre-Dissertation and Conference Participation Grants for China and Korea Studies
These grants provide partial support for travel related to pre-dissertation research and presentation of conference papers. Preference is given to first-time applicants.
- For China and Korea studies, the maximum amount is $600 for international travel, and $300 for domestic travel.
- For Japan studies, the maximum amount is $1,000 for international travel, and $500 for domestic travel, subject to the availability of funding.
Follow the link below to download the separate application form, including deadline information, for these grants. Note that a budget is now required.
The Deadline is February 4, 2014 for INPAC Tuition Remission Scholarships.
Graduate Student Conference Participation Grant AND INPAC Student Awards have separate application processes and deadlines.
Please visit the web site below for more information on these Awards.
Please click here to access the application form in PDF format. This form is only used for the INPAC Tuition Remission Scholarship.
Tuition Remission Scholarship for the Study of India
Deadline: Monday, Dec. 3, 2013
The Asian Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies announces the availability of a $10,000 tuition remission fellowship for spring semester 2013, for graduate students pursuing the study of India in any field. In order to assist in the development of India Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, the tuition remission fellowship will be provided on a yearly basis in the future. Research should either focus on India, or should include India in a comparative perspective.
Applications must include:
- A cover letter with full contact information, including e-mail address.
- Applicant’s CV, with full information detailing the applicant’s academic background.
- A statement of purpose (5 pages maximum) explaining the scope and significance of the applicant’s current research.
- A letter of recommendation from the applicant’s academic advisor. This letter may be submitted by e-mail to Katherine Carlitz, ASC Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions for submission of application:
Submit paper copies of cover letter, CV, and Statement of Purpose to Asian Studies Center Administrative Assistant Rachel Jacobson, 4104 WWPH.
The deadline for the applications is Monday, December 3, 2012.
Questions? Please contact Katherine Carlitz at email@example.com.
INPAC Tuition Remission Scholarship
The Asian Studies Center is pleased to announce the INPAC (Indo-Pacific) Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship for Pitt students. INPAC Studies encompasses the Pacific Islands, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. The INPAC Studies award covers in-state tuition expenses for one semeseter of full-time study at the University of Pittsburgh. Applicants must be currently-enrolled students at the University of Pittsburgh at the time of application, and must have completed one academic year of study by the inception of the award. This award is available to any graduate student, of any nationality, with a demonstrated interest in INPAC studies. Applications will be evaluated based upon the strength of academic achievements and commitment to INPAC studies.
Graduate Student Conference Participation Grant in South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Pacific Island Studies
Indo-Pacific Area Studies Student Awards
Please follow the link below to the INPAC Financial Aid pagefor more information and deadlines on these awards. INPAC Financial Aid Web Page
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