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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.

For more information contact:

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 1.

For more information contact: or see the FLAS webpage

Application deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


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.

For more information contact:

Application deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.

Cornell Funding 

Community-Engaged Student Travel Grants

Community-Engaged Student Travel Grants fund undergraduate, graduate and professional students who are spending winter, spring or summer breaks participating in community-based research activities or community-engagement projects both domestically and internationally. Funds can’t be used toward tuition. However, funds can be applied toward the community project, transportation expenses, a personal stipend or other necessary costs to ensure the project’s success.

Application deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


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: The deadline has passed for this year.


Student Assembly Summer Experience Grant

The Student Assembly Summer Experience Grant (SEG) provides financial support for students to complete summer unpaid or minimally paid career-related experiences. It helps students who would not be able to take on a summer career-related experience or would have a difficult time doing so. First-years, sophomores, and juniors in all 7 undergraduate colleges are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


The Harrop and Ruth Freeman Fellowship

The Judith Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies will award one or more Harrop and Ruth Freeman Fellowships to encourage Cornell undergraduates to pursue summer work related to peace studies and conflict resolution in an otherwise unpaid position with a not-for-profit organization.  

Application deadline: The deadline has passed for this year.


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

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 further 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-week 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: The deadline has passed for this year.


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

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!