Funding Your Education

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute offers funding for research, language acquisition, unpaid internships, and dissertation write-up during the summer and academic year to selected Columbia students committed to professional and academic engagement with East and Southeast Asia. Eligibility varies depending on the particular funding opportunity, so students should review the application requirements carefully before applying.

For a list of internal WEAI fellowships and grants by program level, please visit the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral student funding pages listed below:

WEAI Funding Opportunities

Summer and academic year grants and fellowships provided by the WEAI. Students interested in applying for internal WEAI fellowships and grants must submit an online fellowship application at:

The deadline for Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024 WEAI fellowships and grants was March 10, 2023. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Applications for Summer 2024 and Academic Year 2024-2025 will open in January 2024.


Additional Funding Opportunities

A list of external funding opportunities beyond the WEAI.