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Undergraduate Funding Opportunities

SEAP Funding for Undergraduates

SEAP Engaged Travel Grant

Students may apply to SEAP for up to $1,000 of for international study or research, as part of a class or independently. Only students who have taken at least one semester of a Southeast Asian Language and/or a Southeast Asian Studies area course (as listed on the SEAP website) are eligible to apply. Complete the online application, describing your plans, how the experience fits in with your academic goals and pathway, and explaining your sources of funding and anticipated expenses.

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Application deadline: Apply at least 6 weeks before your planned travel


Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Funding - academic year and summer

The Southeast Asia Program is able to award a full Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarship (tuition plus $2500 stipend) for undergraduates to study a Southeast Asian language at the intermediate level or above. This intensive 8-week summer at the Southeast Asia Summer Studies Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, can earn you the equivalent of a year of language study. To be eligible, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Plan ahead and begin a Southeast Asian language now! Apply online starting on November 10.

 For more information contact: or see the FLAS webpage

Application deadline: Application deadline for Summer 2018 has passed. Stay tuned for the next application cycle.


SEAP Funding for Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI)

SEAP is offering one qualified undergraduate student a chance to win a full scholarship to intensively study a Southeast Asian language for eight full weeks at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. This scholarship is intended for beginners; no prior instruction in or knowledge of any Southeast Asian language is necessary. Apply here.

SEASSI is an eight-week intensive language training program. Each language course is equivalent to two semesters of study, with full academic year credit. For more information on SEASSI, click here.

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Application deadline: Mar 15, 2018


Fulbright-Hays Fellowships - Consortium for the Teaching of Indonesian (COTI)

For U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents, fellowship funding is available for this program from the U.S. Department of Education's Fulbright Hays Group Projects Abroad, which covers full tuition, homestays, books and other classroom materials, plus round-trip international airfare from the U.S. to Indonesia, and related ground transportation.  Please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for this funding. The United States Department of Education stipulates that no person may be a funded fellow in any Fulbright-Hays group study program (or seminar abroad program) more than once in any given three-year period.  No one may ever be funded for more than two such programs.

Application deadline: Application deadline has passed. Stay tuned for the next application cycle.

Cornell Funding 

Off-Campus Opportunities Fund (OCOF)

OCOF is a common application for students seeking financial support for off-campus experiences. OCOF is predominantly for short-term programs when financial aid is less available. The fund consolidates the application awarding process of four previously distinct grants offered through: 

  • Cornell Abroad: Global Encounters Scholarship
  • Engaged Cornell: Community-Engaged Student Travel Grant Program
  • Global Cornell: Undergraduate Student Travel Grants
  • Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives (OADI): Student Individuals Funding Sponsorship

Application deadline: Mar 1, 2018 (Summer Term)


The Harrop and Ruth Freeman Fellowship

The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies awards financial aid to qualified undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and juniors seeking support for summer internship opportunities.  

Application deadline: Apr 9, 2018


Janet McKinley '74 Family Grant

The Janet McKinley ’74 Family Grant is open to all Cornell sophomores for the purpose of assisting students in pursuing interesting, provocative, and entrepreneurial summer projects, with the intent of having a direct and lasting impact on many generations of Cornell students.

Application deadline: Mar 5, 2018 at 4.30PM


Iscol Family Program for Leadership Development in Public Service

Supported by the Iscol Family and the Atkinson Center, Cornell students can apply for paid internships with environmental advocacy groups, such as the Environmental Defense Fund and Oceana. Internship descriptions are listed on Cornell Handshake. Application instructions and deadlines vary by position and are included in the internship descriptions.


Learning Strategies Center

The primary objective of the Learning Strategies Center (LSC) Scholarship is to enable current full-time undergraduate students to graduate on schedule by providing financial support to attend Summer or Winter Session at Cornell.  Although many students wish to attend Summer or Winter Session, funding is limited to eligible applicants who receive Cornell grant aid and demonstrate both an academic and financial need. LSC Scholarships are for Cornell courses only, and cover the cost of  tuition.

Other Funding 

Darmasiswa Ri Scholarship Program

The Darmasiswa Ri Scholarship Program is offered to all foreign students from countries which have diplomatic relationship with Indonesia to study Indonesian language (Bahasa Indonesia), art, and culture in 72 universities in 2018. This program was established in 1974 as part of ASEAN initiative, admitting only students from ASEAN. However, in 1976 this program was extended furher to other countries. Until to date, the number of countries participating in this program is more than 121 countries organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC), Republic of Indonesia. The main purpose of Darmasiswa Ri program is to promote and increase the interest in the language, art, and culture of Indonesia among youth of other countries. It has also been designed to provide stronger cultural links and understanding among participating countries.

Application deadline: Application deadline has passed. Stay tuned for the next application cycle.


Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program Siem Reap, Cambodia

The Center for Khmer Studies (CKS), the American Research Center in Cambodia, is offering 5 American, 5 Cambodian and 5 French undergraduate students an exciting opportunity to join a 6 weeks (From Monday July 02nd, 2018 to Friday August 10th, 2018) Summer Junior Resident Fellowship Program in Cambodia. The program provides a unique experience allowing students to live and study alongside others from different backgrounds and cultures while learning about the history and society of today’s Cambodia. During their residency students will be based at the CKS campus in Siem Reap, which is situated in the beautiful grounds of Wat Damnak, one of the town’s largest Buddhist pagodas, only minutes away from the famous Angkor World Heritage Site with its enigmatic temples. It has a full range of study and research facilities, including the largest publicly accessible research library outside of Phnom Penh with over 12,000 books, journals and other reading materials in English French and Khmer, study carrels for up to twenty fellows, a spacious seminar room and conference hall. Resident fellows will also spend time studying in Cambodia’s capital city Phnom Penh.

Application deadline: Feb 28, 2018


Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship 

The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is an undergraduate program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy. 

Application deadline: Mar 6, 2018 (CST) for Summer 2018 and Fall 2018/Academic Year 2018-2019

Southeast Asian Student Organizations

SEAP provides co-sponsorship for Southeast Asian student groups. Up $200 USD can be granted for your student organization event. We also help advertise your event, connect you with local community members, and provide a meeting space. The forms that must be completed are attached. If you are currently not part of a student organization you can join one now my clicking here!