Undergraduate Funding

Indo-Pacific Undergraduate Student Research Grants: $500-$1000
The purpose of this award is to provide funding for undergraduate students conducting research on the INPAC region.
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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Students must be enrolled in an approved degree program at the University of Pittsburgh. Awards must be used in conjunction with a specific research project on the INPAC region (South Asia, South East Asia, or the Pacific Islands). Students who receive the award will be asked to supply INPAC with a short (2 paragraph) summary of the results of the research the grant supported within one year of receipt of the award.

The application should include:

  • A cover sheet that gives your name; address; phone number; e-mail address; major department; degree sought; other fellowships to which you have applied/funds available for the project; and your advisor's name and phone number.
  • A two page project proposal that outlines: the questions you seek to answer, the methods you will use to address them, your preparation to carry out proposed research, a timeline for completion of proposed research activities, and the format in which you plan to present results.
  • A one page budget outlining research costs.
  • A short letter of recommendation and support from your academic adviser which should be emailed separately.

Submit all application materials via email to lcb32@pitt.edu in MS word or PDF format.

For more information, contact Laura Brown at lcb32@pitt.edu.
Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students: $5,000 of tuition + a stipend of $2,500
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and aids development of a pool of international experts to meet national needs.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fellows must be enrolled in an intensive program of language study.

  1. The study program must provide the fellowship recipient with the equivalent of one academic year of foreign language study.
  2. Study programs must be approved by the Asian Studies Center.
  3. Summer FLAS Fellowships can be used for Chinese and Japanese only at third-year level or above.  Summer FLAS Fellowships can be used for Korean at the second-year level or above.
  4. The language program must consist of at least 140 classroom hours for second-year courses; 120 hours for third or fourth-year courses.
  5. The language program must last a minimum of 6 weeks.
  6. The course must be taken for a letter grade that is based on tests administered during the course.
  7. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study. These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.

Application packets should contain four copies (an original + three copies) of the following materials. Only completed application packets will be accepted.

  • Completed application form (below)
  • All undergraduate and graduate transcripts
  • Statement of Purpose - A 1-2 page statement indicating how acquiring skills in the target language relates to your academic and professional goals and the skill level you must attain to be able to use the target language for the specified purposes.
  • Two letters of recommendation, only one of which may be from language faculty.

Completed application packets should be submitted to Emily Rook-Koepsel, Asian Studies Center, 4109 Posvar Hall (inside 4104, the Asian Studies Center suite entrance), University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA  15260.

For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
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Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Undergraduate Students: $10,000 of tuition + a stipend of $5,000
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and aids development of a pool of international experts to meet national needs.
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Monday, February 13, 2017

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.

FLAS Fellowships are awarded for the 2-semester full academic year (no semester awards).  Fellows must be enrolled in a language course and an East Asia-focused, non-language area studies course during each semester of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, or Korean at the second-year level or above. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study.

 

In some cases, the Fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources. For students who have other sources of funding for the 2017-18 academic year, contact the Asian Studies Center before applying for this Fellowship. Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships will only be awarded for the study of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.
The application can now be completed online. To apply, click here.

For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
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Korean Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship: In-state tuition for one semester of full-time study
This scholarship provides funding for the study of Korea by graduate or undergraduate students.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Applicants must be currently-enrolled students at the University of Pittsburgh at the time of application
  • Applicants 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.

ALL applicants must submit completed application form, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a written statement (five page maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. GRADUATE applicants must also submit a current CV, GRE scores and, if applicable, TOEFL scores. Send all materials to: Attn: Fellowship application, Asian Studies Center, 4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
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Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship: Undergraduate -$3000 Graduate- $5000
This grant provides a tuition award to Pitt graduate or undergraduate students to study Japanese during the summer at an approved program of study in the US or Japan.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Applicants must be Pitt students studying Japanese at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan during the summer
  • This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsbugh. (Other financial aid opportunities are available for that program.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period

ALL applicants must submit completed application form, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a written statement (five page maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. GRADUATE applicants must also submit a current CV, GRE scores and, if applicable, TOEFL scores. Send all materials to: Attn: Fellowship application, Asian Studies Center, 4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
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Study in Japan Scholarship: $5000 for one semester or $10000 for one year
This grant provides tuition awards to Pitt undergraduates who will study in Japan for one sememster (fall or spring) or a year (fall and spring)
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Monday, January 30, 2017

  • Applicant must be Pitt undergraduate students who have demonstrated a strong record in Japan studies
  • Applicant must study in Japan for one semester or one year
  • Preference is given to applicants who will have completed at least two years of language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period.

Applicants must submit completed application form, official transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a written statement (five page maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. Send all materials to: Attn: Fellowship application, Asian Studies Center, 4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
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Japan Studies Undergraduate Scholarship: $4000
This provides a $4,000 tuition award to a Pitt undergraduate student who has compiled a strong record in Japanese language (at least two years of study) and in area studies courses on Japan.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Applicant must be:

  • Pitt undergraduate student
  • Strong record in Japanese language (2+ years of study) and area studies on Japan
  • Award can only be used at the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus during the academic year while the student is in residence at the Oakland campus.

Applicants must submit completed application form, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a written statement (five page maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. Send all materials to: Attn: Fellowship application, Asian Studies Center, 4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
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SEALS Partial Tuition Remission Scholarship: Reduces tuition to in-state amount
This scholarship reduces amount of Intensive Summer Japanese tuition to in-state tuition for out-of-state students
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

All out-of-state students who take Intensive Summer Japanese (JPNSE 1061 or JPNSE 1062) will receive this scholarship.

Send a letter of application, hardcopy or e-mail, to the contact below. 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.

Also send your most recent academic transcript.

For more information, contact Paula Locante at
  • plocante@pitt.edu
  • East Asian Languages and Literatures, 110 Old Engineering Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
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SEALS Full Tuition Remission Scholarship: Tuition
A full-tuition scholarship for students enrolled in JPNSE 1061 or JPNSE 1062
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Undergraduate students enrolled in Intensive Summer Japanese (JPNSE 1061 or JPNSE 1062)

Send a letter of application, hardcopy or e-mail, to the contact below. 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.

Also send your most recent academic transcript.

For more information, contact Paula Locante at
  • plocante@pitt.edu
  • East Asian Languages and Literatures, 110 Old Engineering Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
.
Chinese Summer Language Study: $5000
This grant funds summer Chinese language study for undergraduate or graduate students.
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Applicant must have completed at least two years of Chinese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period

ALL applicants must submit completed application form, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a written statement (five page maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. GRADUATE applicants must also submit a current CV, GRE scores and, if applicable, TOEFL scores. Send all materials to: Attn: Fellowship application, Asian Studies Center, 4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

For more information, contact Emily Rook-Koepsel at
  • rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
  • 412-648-7371
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