Undergraduate Funding

This grant provides up to $5000 of tuition remission for a student or students whose studies focus on Korea. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Eligibility:

Students with a strong focus on Korean studies

Students must complete application here and upload

  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, and research interests.

Students must also provide transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (for your Pitt transcripts unofficial transcripts will be accepted)

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides up to $5000 of tuition remission for a student or students whose studies focus on South Asia/ Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Eligibility:

Students with a strong focus on Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Students must complete application here and upload

  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, and research interests.

Students must also provide transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (for your Pitt transcripts unofficial transcripts will be accepted)

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
This grant provides up to $5000 of tuition remission for a student or students whose studies focus on South Asia/ Southeast Asia and the Pacific region. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Eligibility:

Students with a strong focus on South Asia

Students must complete application here and upload

  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, and research interests.

Students must also provide transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (for your Pitt transcripts unofficial transcripts will be accepted)

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
To fund research or other educational expenses for projects and education that support India, Indian Studies, or people of Indian origin. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Eligibility:

Funded through a generous donation in the name of Dr. Mohinder Bahl and Mrs. Saroj Bahl, students, faculty, and affiliated researchers may apply for up to $500 to help fund research, travel, or other educational expenses for projects and education that support India, Indian Studies, or people of Indian origin. Strong preference will be given to students, faculty, or researchers with demonstrated financial need.

Requirements: Application form (submittable link forthcoming); statement of purpose (1000 words or less) that describes how the project, travel, research, or educational expense will be used to fulfill the mission of the Dr. Mohinder and Saroj Bahl fund of supporting India, Indian Studies, and people of Indian origin; detailed budget including other sources of funding.

Undergraduate and Graduate student applicants must provide one letter of recommendation.

Faculty must also provide a completed ASC Funding Request Form.

All grantee must commit to providing a short letter explaining the effects of the grant funding to be sent to Mrs. Saroj Bahl.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the summer. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Eligibility:
  • Applicant must be a Pitt undergraduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate
  • Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $500 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the summer.

Applications must include:

  • Official transcripts (send directly to the Asian Studies Center)
  • Three letters of recommendation, with a preference for one from a language instructor
  • A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives,       research interests, and plans for use of the award
  • A complete application found here
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
The Japanese Studies Summer Non-language Study Scholarship is a $3500 award for undergraduate students to complete a summer study program in Japan. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for the Japanese Summer Study Scholarship- Non-Language, students must:

  • Be Pitt students studying at an approved program in Japan during the summer
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are Asian Studies Certificate students

All applications must include:

  • Completed submittable form (here)
  • Official Transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate program attended (sent directly to Asian Studies Center)
  • An updated CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A written statement of no more than 1200 words summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award.
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Eligibility:

Through a generous donation from POSCO America, the Asian Studies Center has established a new POSCO Scholars program in Korean Studies. Students may apply for POSCO funds up to $1000 to help support research in Korean Studies, Korean language acquisition, or study abroad to Korea during the academic year.

            Applicant must be a Pitt undergraduate student enrolled in the Asian Studies Certificate

            Applicant must be have a demonstrated record in Korean Studies

Applications must include:

            Official transcripts (send directly to the Asian Studies Center)

            Three letters of recommendation, with a preference for one from a language instructor

            A written statement (five pages double spaced maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests, and plans for use of the award

            A complete application found here

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
The ASC student group event funding is meant to allow student groups which plan on hosting an event related to Asian studies to apply for a portion of the event's cost. Awards are capped at $300.. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline details:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Eligibility:

All registered student groups are eligible to apply for funding.

To apply, please fill in the application form here and upload

  1. A description of the event and how it relates to Asian Studies
  2. An Itemized budget for the event
Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
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. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
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.

Complete the application here. Applicants will be asked to upload:

  • A Personal Study Plan: 1-2 page double-spaced statement articulating the relationship between your area of study and anticipated future plans. This statement may also include a brief personal history including an experience(s) in or related to the grant.
  • A Language Study Plan: 1 page double-spaced statement indicating the FLAS-eligible language you propose to study, how you will continue to keep up your language upon return from your summer program, the extent of your current or previous language training, and a sense of how you intend to use your language going forward.
  • 1 letter of reference from a Language Instructor
  • 1 letter of reference from a non-Language instructor

In addition, please note all students must submit copies of transcripts from all undergraduate (and, if applicable, graduate) programs attended to the Asian Studies Center either in hard copy or via email to rookkoepsel@pitt.edu by the application deadline.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371
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. Grants will only be awarded for travel-related expenses when University operational posture and travel guidelines permit.
Deadline:
Thursday, February 18, 2021
Eligibility:

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, Korean, or Vietnamese at 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.

Contact:
Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu, 412-648-7371