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Fulbright Grants

Fulbright Grants for study or research abroad are awarded on a nationally competitive basis to U.S. citizens who are graduate students. The full grants generally provide funding for round-trip travel, maintenance for one academic year, health and accident coverage, and full or partial tuition. Campus interviews are scheduled with applicants through mid-September to first week in October.   

Contact Information: ContactProgram Administrator, Elizabeth Edmondson, for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Application Deadline: The campus submission deadline is September 1, 2016.

Information Session: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 G08 Hall, 4:30pm


Fulbright Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowships

This program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program is designed to contribute to the development and improvement of study of modern foreign languages and area studies in the United States.

How to Apply: The Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad grant is an institutional application, which means that only the university is able to submit students' applications.  Prospective applicants are urged to contact the Einaudi Center at or at 607-255-8933 immediately to indicate their intention to apply, because the competition is not held at an established time each year. The next application period will be for 2016-2017 grants, date TBA.  Applicants must arrange to have at least one counseling session with Fulbright Advisor, Gil Levine, Professor Emeritus, by contacting

Contact Information: Elizabeth Edmondson, Fulbright Administrator (counseling available by appointment),

Application deadline: TBA. Closing date is approximately four weeks after the competition opening date.  Applications that do not meet the Cornell deadline will not be accepted.

Information Session Spring 2017: Tuesday, January 31, 2017, G08 Uris Hall, 4:30 PM


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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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.

Apply at: 2017 Competition now accepting applications.

Application deadline: November 1, 2016


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: Applications now open. If for any reason you cannot access the online application, please email: for assistance.

Application deadline: December 30, 2016, 11:30pm EST


US-INDO Travel Grants

US-INDO award grants of up to $2,000 to fund travel to Indonesia or to the United States. These grants are awarded to promote academic and other exchanges between the two countries. USINDO Travel Grants are open to U.S. and Indonesian citizens seeking to travel to Indonesia or the United States to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences. 

Apply at:

Application deadlines: TBA


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.

Apply at:

Application deadline: January 31, 2017 5pm EST


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: September 18, 2016. Applications for the 2016 competition are available as of July 2015.


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.

Apply at:

Application Deadline: November 15th, 2016


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. 



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 (tdm68) or a hard copy to 182 Rockefeller Hall. 

Application Deadline: February 10, 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 (tdm68) or a hard copy to 182 Rockefeller Hall. 

Application Deadline: February 10, 2017