Friday, September 13, 2013

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Language Study

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Asian Language Study

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded to individuals pursuing 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 other 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 fields 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.

Eligible Languages
Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer and Burmese

Applicant Eligibility
·         Pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of an East or SE Asian language
·         Have a college undergraduate degree by the time language program starts
·         Be at or near an advanced level in the language as defined in the Grant Guidelines
·         Able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study
·         Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
·         Applications must be postmarked by December 30, 2013.  Grants awarded April 2014.

For application forms and further information go to


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