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Other Graduate Funding

Institute of International Education

Institute of International Education has numerous programs and scholarships designed to help students and professionals focusing on the Asia-Pacific region to develop as leaders in their chosen field.  They have a regional office in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Application deadline: Various

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SSRC International Dissertation Research Fellowship

SSRC offers nine to twelve months of support to graduate students in the humanities and social sciences who are enrolled in doctoral programs in the United States and conducting dissertation research outside of the United States.

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Application deadline: November 7, 2017 

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Grants awarded for one year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs (Khmer, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Burmese, Thai, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese). 

Apply at: If for any reason you cannot access the online application, please email: for assistance.

Application deadline: December 30, 2017, 11:30pm EST



The Sumitro Fellows program honors Dr. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo,  Indonesia’s senior economist and advisor to USINDO. One Fellowship is available for United States citizens/permanent resident for research relating to the political economy of Indonesia. The other is for an Indonesian citizen with a project related to the Indonesian-United States relationship. (The Sumitro Fellows program is currently in a pause pending clarification of resources for the program’s continuation.  We should know more by mid-2017).

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Application deadline: TBD



For more than 22 years now, USINDO with the generous support of the Freeman Foundation has held the USINDO Summer Studies Program. This is an intensive ten-week language and cultural studies program held from May to August, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is open to U.S. university juniors or seniors, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, as well as recent graduates (within 6 months) of any U.S. college or university. Participants are selected in a competitive application process.

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Application deadline: Ferbuary 28, 2018

NSEP: Boren Fellowships

Boren Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study or increased language proficiency. In addition, Boren Fellowships can provide limited funding for domestic language study that will supplement the overseas component. The maximum award for a combined overseas and domestic program is $30,000. Note: there is a service requirement to work in the federal government in a position with national security responsibilities. The application is released in late August.

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Application deadline: January 30, 2018 5pm EST - Please see your campus representative for your earlier on-campus deadline.

Guggenheim Memorial Foundation

Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for advanced professionals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. 

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Application deadline:  Applications for the 2018 competition are available as of July 2018

CKS Ph.D. & Senior Fellowship Competition for Cambodian and U.S. Scholars

This program is open to Cambodian and U.S. doctoral candidates and scholars who have already earned their Ph.D. in the social sciences and humanities. Scholars can pursue research in other countries in mainland Southeast Asia (Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Burma, Southern China) provided that part of their research is undertaken in Cambodia.

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Application Deadline: November 15th, 2017 

The American Institute for Indonesian Studies

AIFIS is a consortium of American universities and colleges interested in furthering the development of Indonesian studies in the United States by fostering exchange between Indonesian and U.S. scholars. AIFIS provides Fellowships for both American and Indonesian scholarships.  Grant cycles change periodically and resources become available, so please check in to learn about more opportunities as they are made available.  The Fellowships can be very competitive.  Please contact AIFIS directly if you have any questions about the application process at

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Application Deadline: Various

Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies First-Year Writing Seminar Award

The FGSS First-Year Writing Seminar Award will be offered to one or two graduate students at Cornell for demonstrated excellence in teaching. Applicants must have completed their third year. The award will provide tuition and a stipend, equivalent to the current teaching assistantship stipend, for the one semester of teaching.

Apply at: Students to submit all applications to Trisica Munroe either via email ( or a hard copy to 182 Rockefeller Hall. 

Application Deadline: February 10, 2017 - awards deadlines have passed, please check again Fall 2017.

Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Teaching Assistantships

FGSS has a limited number of teaching assistantships each year and is particularly interested in graduate students at Cornell who would benefit from working with our joint faculty and serving as a TA in our core curriculum. 

Apply at: Students to submit all applications to Trisica Munroe either via email ( or a hard copy to 182 Rockefeller Hall. 

Application Deadline: February 10, 2017 - awards deadlines have passed, please check again Fall 2017.