Graduate Student Resources

Brown is home to a number of Masters and Doctoral progams that engage with East Asia.  The graduate community in recent years has included Ph.D. students whose work focuses on East Asia  in American Studies, Anthropology,  Comparative Literature, History, History of Art and Architecture, Religious Studies,  and Sociology.  

They have helped compile an archive of sources for grants and fellowships, some of them tied specifically to research in or about East Asia, while others support travel,  conference participation, and research more generally.  This collection is by no means exhaustive, and we cannot guarantee that the deadlines that appear here are accurate in every case.    

Travel funds  

Brown International Travel Fund (four quarters)

Brown Graduate Research Travel Grant (Aug 31/Nov 30/Feb 28 deadline)

Joukowsky Summer Research Award Program (Feb 28 deadline)

Brown Graduate International Colloquia grants (Aug deadline)

Brown Conference Travel 


Research Funding Opportunities
 January deadlines 

JS Lee Memorial fellowship (Jan deadline) 

 教育部留學獎學金 (Jan deadline)

 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship (Jan 15 deadline) 

 Council of American Overseas Research Centers - Multi-Country Research Fellowship Program. Not eligible since there is no American overseas research center (ORC) in China or Taiwan. 

February deadlines 

AAS China and Inner Asia Council (CIAC) Small Grants 
The annual deadline for applications is FEBRUARY 3rd

 March deadlines 

American Oriental Society - Louise Wallace Hackney Fellowship for the Study of Chinese Art 

 April deadlines 

Kress Foundation, Samuel H. - Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums 


Fall deadlines

蔣經國基金會 (non-ROC) 

Fulbright (mid September campus deadline) 

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships 

Papp Grad Scholarship 

 November deadlines 

Met Museum Fellowships (Nov 1st deadline) 

Asian Cultural Council (Nov 1st deadline) 

 Getty Research Center Fellowship (Nov 1st deadline) 

 CASVA (Nov 15 deadline) 

The Ittleson Fellowship

The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship

 Luce Foundation Pre-dissertation Grants for Research in China (Nov 12, 9pm) 

 SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship (Nov. 5th deadline) 

 AAUW American Fellowship-Dissertation Fellowship (Nov 15th, 5pm) 

FORD FOUNDATION DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS For Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching (Nov 15th) 

Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources (Nov 15th, 5pm)

Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women’s Studies 

The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Chung-Hwa Institute for Buddhist Studies (premodern Chinese Buddhism, MA and PhD: prediss, research and write-up stages) 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Fellowship (Religion and Ethics; write-up)

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (wide variety of individual and institutional research fellowships at doctoral and postdoctoral level, including for humanities and social sciences; best to contact their office for guidance)

 Japan Foundation (New York Office) [language study, research grants]

 Korea Foundation (Graduate studies fellowship, postdoctoral fellowships, language studies fellowships, publication and conference support, etc.)

 Taiwan fellowships 

Taiwan Fellowship (starting May 1, 2014) only interested about Taiwan’s place in the world.

Center for Chinese Studies Research Grant for Foreign Scholar in Chinese Studies (May 31)

中研院 史語所訪問學員 

中研院 近史所訪問學員 (Feb/Aug deadline, no funding)

MOE Short Term Research Award


New England Association for Asian Studies October 3–4, 2014, University of Connecticut. All proposals are due AUGUST 1, 2014

AAS 2015 call of paper will be announced in May (MARCH 26-29, 2015 in CHICAGO)
Submission deadline is around August


Harvard East Asia Society Conference in Feb   


Ford Foundation


AAUW American Fellowships

SSRC DPDF Student Fellowship Competition (to be announced)


Taiwan Culture and Education Foundation

Asia Society

Pacific Culture Foundation

CLS (Critical Language Scholarship Program)

Office of Global Engagement
Opportunities to collaborate with universities in China