Graduate

Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship (Graduate)

Amount: 
$5000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides a tuition award to Pitt graduate students to study Japanese during the summer at an approved program of study in the US or Japan
Eligibility: 
  • 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
Region: 
Japan

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Amount: 
$5,000 of tuition + a stipend of $2,500
Purpose of grant: 
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
Eligibility: 

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.
Region: 
China
Japan
Korea

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate Students

Amount: 
Tuition + a stipend of approximately $18,000
Deadline details: 

Application packets should be submitted directly to your department chair according to their departmental deadline (which in all cases will be before February 15), rather than to the centers. Separate application packets must be submitted when applying to more than one center.  CHECK YOUR DEPARTMENT’S INTERNAL FLAS DEADLINE!

Purpose of grant: 
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
Eligibility: 

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.
Fellows must be enrolled in a ‘content course’ related to their language of study and a language course each term of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese 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.

Region: 
China
Japan
Korea
Southeast Asia

Application packets should contain the following materials. (It is no longer necessary to submit four copies.) Only completed application packets will be accepted.  Submit completed application packets to your department.

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference Participation Grants

Amount: 
Up to $1000 for international and $500 for domestic
Deadline details: 

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15. If you are accepted for a conference after one deadline but before the next one, please contact Emily Rook-Koepsel (rookkoepsel@pitt.edu)

Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides partial support to graduate students for the presentation of conference papers focused on Japan
Eligibility: 
  • Applicants must be presenting conference papers focused on Japan
  • Grants are capped at 2 per year per student
  • The grants can only be applied to airfare, hotel, and conference registration.
  • Preference is given to first-time applicants.
Region: 
Japan

Students must complete the application here, and upload:

  • an updated CV
  • evidence of conference acceptance
  • a letter of support from their advisor
  • a detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals.
  • an abstract of their conference paper

Expenses must be submitted for reimbursement within 14 days of return.

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Mitsubishi Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies

Amount: 
Tuition, fees, and a $21,000 stipend for the academic year
Deadline details: 

This deadline has been extended.

Purpose of grant: 
This grant supports the study of Japan by graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh.
Eligibility: 

Funded through the Mitsubishi endowments

  • Applicants must be 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 two of these fellowships
  • Fellowships cannot be deferred for any reason.
  • Students cannot hold a Mitsubishi Fellowship concurrent with another grant.
Region: 
Japan

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Japan Studies Graduate Student Research Grant

Amount: 
$3500 per academic year
Purpose of grant: 
This grant supports doctoral research in Japanese studies at Pitt.
Eligibility: 
  • Applicants must be enrolled in doctoral degree programs at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than 2 of these grants
  • A report (1-2 pages) must be submitted to the Japanese Studies Coordinator within 1 month of completion of the research
  • Awards cannot be deferred for any reason.
Region: 
Japan

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Linda Penkower China Pre-Dissertation Grant

Amount: 
Up to $3000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides partial support for pre-dissertation research on topics related to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora
Eligibility: 

This grant provides partial support for pre-dissertation research on topics related to China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the Chinese diaspora. Priority is given to students who have not previously received this grant.

Region: 
China

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Korean Studies Graduate Student Conference Presentation Grants

Amount: 
$600 (international); $300 (domestic)
Deadline details: 

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15. If you are accepted for a conference after one deadline but before the next one, please contact Emily Rook-Koepsel (rookkoepsel@pitt.edu)

Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides partial support for travel related to presentation of Korean studies-related conference papers
Eligibility: 

Grant is available to MA and doctoral students in Korean studies. Priority is given to first-time applicants.

Region: 
Korea

Application should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place. Application materials should all be submitted online to the email below and should include:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

China or Chinese Studies Graduate Student Conference Presentation Grants

Amount: 
$600 (international or Hawaii); $300 (domestic, including Mexico and Canada)
Deadline details: 

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15. If you are accepted for a conference after one deadline but before the next one, please contact Emily Rook-Koepsel (rookkoepsel@pitt.edu) for more information.

Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides partial support to defray costs associated with presenting a conference paper with a focus on China or Chinese Studies
Eligibility: 

Grant is available to MA and doctoral students in Chinese studies. Priority is given to first-time applicants.
 

Region: 
China

Please complete the submittable application here: https://ucis.submittable.com/submit/108121/china-studies-conference-grant-graduate-student. Applications should be submitted BEFORE the conference takes place. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Decisions will be made on applications on or around the 15th of August, October, December, February, and April.
The application will prompt you to complete the application form and upload:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Chinese Summer Language Study

Amount: 
$5000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant funds summer Chinese language study for an undergraduate or graduate student
Eligibility: 

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

Region: 
China

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371