Funding Your Education

WEAI Funding Opportunities

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute offers funding for research, language acquisition, unpaid internships during the summer and dissertation write-up funding during the academic year to selected Columbia University students committed to professional and academic engagement with East, Southeast, and Inner Asia.

For a list of WEAI fellowships and grants, please visit the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral student funding pages listed below. Eligibility varies depending on the particular funding opportunity, so students should review the application requirements carefully before applying.

Online application platform for all fellowships:

For Summer 2024 and Academic Year 2024-2025, applications will open on February 2, 2024 (updated from January 19, 2024) and close on March 11, 2024 (updated from March 8, 2024). 


Additional Funding Opportunities

A list of external funding opportunities beyond the WEAI.