• The Boren Awards provide funding to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students who are pursuing international and language study in world regions critical to U.S. interests, such as Asia.
    Boren Scholarships for undergraduate students provide up to $20,000 for study abroad, while the Boren Fellowship for graduate students can provide up to $30,000 for language study and international research. In return for funding, recipients commit to working for the federal government for at least one year after the completion of their education. For more information about the Boren Awards, please visit  The Boren Awards will also be offering a series of webinars this fall for potential applicants and interested faculty/staff. Please share this schedule and encourage your students to participate. To see a description of the webinars, please click on a registration link or visit 
  • Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program
    The United States Department of State is pleased to announce the scholarship competition for the 2011 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program for overseas intensive summer language institutes in thirteen critical need foreign languages. CLS institutes provide fully-funded group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students.
    Levels available for each language are as follows:

    Japanese: Intermediate or advanced level
    The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical need foreign languages. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. For further information, including application materials, please visit: 
  • Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prize for the Translation of Japanese Literature
    The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture at Columbia University annually awards $6,000 in Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Prizes for the Translation of Japanese Literature. A prize is given for the best translation of a modern work or a classical work, or the prize is divided between equally distinguished translations.
  • From ATJ (Association of Teachers of Japanese)
  • The Monbukagakusho Scholarship
  • Ackerman Scholarship- Approximately $2700 in funding to a student studying abroad in anon-traditional country. See Jane Morris in the Office of UndergraduateGrants and Awards Saint Augustine Center 420, Phone: (610) 519-5928.
  • The Connelly-Delouvrier Scholarship -
  • Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad Program -
  • NSEP (National Security Education Program) Scholarship - to study in Japan for one year
  • Terasaki Research Travel Grant -
  • Critical Language Scholarship Program for Intensive Summer Program - sponsored by US Dept. of States, Bureau of Educational and Cultural


The National Bureau of Asian Research
The Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Program
The Next Generation Fellowship is a post-master's degree program that is cultivating a new generation of Asian affairs specialists committed to and capable of bridging the gap between the best scholarly research and the pressing needs of U.S. foreign policy toward a rapidly changing Asia.

Recent master's and professional degree holders (e.g., MA, MBA, LLM, JD, etc.) are invited to apply for a year-long fellowship at NBR's headquarters in Seattle. Fellows will collaborate with leading scholars to conduct independent research and participate in the briefing of research findings to the policymaking community in Washington, D.C.

This one-year fellowship is designed to further the professional development of Asia specialists in the year just after the completion of their master's degree. Successful fellows will gain further knowledge of Asia and an understanding of the U.S. foreign policymaking process by: conducting independent research under the guidance of the NBR Editor; collaborating with senior scholars on academic publications; and traveling to Washington, D.C., to participate in the briefing of research findings to relevant constituents within the policy community.
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Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grants -- designed to help support undergraduates as they seek knowledge and experience in their academic fields by studying abroad. Forty-five $1,000 grants are awarded each year.