Weatherhead Fellowships 2014-2015

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute is dedicated to providing students access to professional and academic opportunities at the undergraduate, master, doctoral, and postdoctoral level. For more information on varies fellowships, grants, eligibility and how to apply, please visithttp://www.columbia.edu/cu/weai/funding/ 

Information Sessions:

Tuesday, January 28, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, IAB 918

Thursday, January 30, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, IAB 918

For questions and inquiries, contact Student Affairs Officer, Mary The Trieu at mtt2124@columbia.edu

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The deadline for summer 2014 and academic year 2014-2015 WEAI fellowships and grants will be on Friday, February 28, 2014. Browse all available fellowships below.

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Undergraduate Fellowships

Summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship : Provides partial tuition, health and basic insurance fees, and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above, and modern Tibetan at the second year level or above.

Weatherhead Undergraduate Training Grant: Provides up to $2,500 in support to undergraduate students for summer projects in East Asia that develop academic and/or professional expertise.

Academic Year Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship: Provides partial tuition and a stipend for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above.

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M.A. Fellowships

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Grant: Provides partial support, travel and/or cost of living to graduate students to conduct summer research or to serve in an internship in East Asia outside Japan or Southeast Asia.

Summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship: Provides tuition, health and basic insurance fees, and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above, and modern Tibetan at the second year level or above.

Weatherhead M.A. Training Grant: Provides up to $3,000 in support of research or internships in East Asia.

Academic Year Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship: Provides tuition, health and basic insurance fees, and a stipend of $15,000 or more for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above.

SIPA Department Research Assistantship (at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute): Provides a tuition credit of $16,200 and a salary of $4,800 for the academic year. Students are required to work 15 hours per week with Institute faculty and staff on projects as assigned. Preference is given to continuing students with a strong interest in East Asia, East Asian language ability, and proven organizational skills.

Y.F. and L.C.C. Wu Fellowship: Available to all graduate students with a preference for students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, and for U.S. citizens of Chinese, Hong Kong, or Taiwanese descent.

Doi Suthep temple in Chiang Mai (photo by Alex Blamberg)

PhD Fellowships

Daniel and Marianne Spiegel Fund Grant: Provides reimbursement up to $2,000 for doctoral candidates incurring research expenses for social science research related to politics, social change, economic change, or policy in China after 1900.

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Grant: Provides partial support, travel and/or cost of living to graduate students to conduct summer research or to serve in an internship in East Asia outside Japan or Southeast Asia.

Summer Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowship: Provides tuition, health and basic insurance fees, and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive study of Chinese, Japanese or Korean at the third-year level or above, and modern Tibetan at the second year level or above.

Weatherhead Ph.D. Training Grant: Provides up to $4,000 to Ph.D. students in support of projects that develop academic expertise that crosses traditional disciplinary, geographic, and temporal boundaries.

C. Martin Wilbur Fellowship: Provides partial support to advanced doctoral students for dissertation research or write-up. Candidates must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a social science department or East Asian history, and have a research focus on modern China.

Julie How Fellowship: Provides partial support to advanced doctoral students for dissertation research or write-up. Candidates must be enrolled in a Ph.D. program in a social science department, and have a research focus on China.

Junior Fellowship in Japan Studies: Available for the academic year for students at the write-up stage of their dissertation on modern and contemporary Japan, with priority to history and social science.

Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Fellowship: Provides partial, academic year support to advanced doctoral students who are completing coursework, pursuing dissertation research, or at the dissertation write-up stage. Priority will be given to students whose research focuses on Southeast Asia and on regional or cross-national issues in East Asia.

V. K. Wellington Koo Fellowship: Available for the academic year to social science and history doctoral students at the write-up stage of their dissertation, whose research is focused on East Asia. Preference is given to students focusing on modern Chinese history or political science.

Y.F. and L.C.C. Wu Fellowship: Available to all graduate students with a preference for students from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China, and for U.S. citizens of Chinese, Hong Kong, or Taiwan descent.

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