Other Sources of Funding

The Alliance Program: Call for Doctoral Mobility

Created in 2002, the Alliance Program is a transatlantic joint-venture between Columbia University, the Ecole Polytechnique, Sciences Po and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. The Alliance Calls for Doctoral Mobility are intended to promote and finance transatlantic projects of the highest quality proposed by doctoral students from one partner institution and supported by a professor in the host institution.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving federal Pell Grant funding at a 2-year or 4-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

The Blakemore Foundation

Funding for the advanced study of East and Southeast Asian languages and the improvement of understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States .

Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan

The Association of Teachers of Japanese Bridging Project offers scholarships to American students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan.

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange- Doctoral Fellowships

Fellowships of up to $15,000 provide support to doctoral candidates for the completion of their dissertations. The sponsor supports Chinese studies in the humanities and social sciences. Applicants must have completed all other requirements for their Ph.D., and must be in the last stage of their doctoral program. additional info

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange- Scholar Grants

The sponsor awards CCK Scholar Grants to help replace half of the salary of faculty on sabbatical or for time off for research and writing on Chinese Studies in the humanities and social sciences. additional info

Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange- Walter Judd Research Grant

The sponsor provides support for research projects on subjects related to Chinese studies in the humanities and the social sciences. Scholars at academic institutions are eligible to apply for research grants. Researchers focusing on the social, cultural, economic or political development of Taiwan over the past few decades are especially encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to collaborative projects with scholars in Taiwan. Research grants are usually given for no more than two years. additional info

Chinese Government Scholarships

Chinese Government Scholarship scheme was established by the Ministry of Education of China in accordance with educational exchange agreements or understandings reached between the Chinese government and the governments of other countries, educational organs, institutions and relevant international organizations to provide full scholarship and partial scholarship to the international students and scholars.

David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Graduate Fellowships enable U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency.

East Asia Funding Opportunity for CU Law School Students

Various opportunities available

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia

The primary goal of Freeman-ASIA is to increase the number of American undergraduate students to study in East and Southeast Asia, by providing them with the information and the financial assistance they will need.

Fulbright Scholar Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.

GSAS Fellowship & Grant Database

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences database for non-Columbia fellowship and grant opportunities.

Institute of Korean Studies Yonsei University Korean Studies Research Fellowship

Supports Korean studies and includes two programs: one for doctoral dissertation research on Korea and the other for graduate studies at Yonsei University . The Fellowship is open to all fields of Korean studies.

The Japan Foundation New York Office

Support for doctoral and postdoctoral research on Japan.

Japanese Government Support for Study in Japan

Support for Japanese studies in Japan.

Korea Foundation

Support for Korean studies.

The Korea Society Language Study Scholarship

Language scholarships which support Korean language study at a university in Korea .

Mitsubishi Trust Yamamuro Memorial Scholarship

Support for Columbia University students under 35 years old domiciled in the United States, wishing to study at a university or college in Japan (at either the graduate or undergraduate level), and intending to become engaged in business or academia as a lifetime pursuit.

National Flagship Language Initiative Fellowships

Opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study in world regions critical to U.S. interests. The Language Flagship offers a limited number of fellowships to qualified American students interested in receiving financial support to participate in one of the graduate Flagship Programs in Arabic, Korean, Chinese, or Persian.

National Security Education Program

The National Security Education Program was established by the National Security Education Act of 1991, which created the National Security Education Board, the National Security Education Program, and resources to provide undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and institutional grants. It is guided by a mission that seeks to lead in development of the national capacity to educate U.S. citizens, understand foreign cultures,strengthen U.S. economic competitiveness and enhance international cooperation and security.

The Overseas Young Chinese Forum Teaching Fellowships

The Overseas Young Chinese Forum (“OYCF”) Teaching Fellowships for academic year 2009-10 sponsor short term teaching trips by overseas scholars and professionals (Chinese or non-Chinese) to universities and other comparable institutions in the fields of humanities and social sciences in Mainland China.

Scholarships for Study in Taiwan

Funding opportunities available through the Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York.

SIT Asia Fund

SIT Study Abroad offers a merit-based award to undergraduate students with a background and demonstrated interest in Asian Studies.

Social Science Research Council Support for Japanese Studies

Provides post-doctoral, as well as practitioner/professional fellowships for the study of Japan .

United States Institute of Peace Senior Fellow and Peace Scholar Awards

Research fellowships for issues concerning international conflict and peace. Project proposals that deal with the sources and nature of interstate or civil conflict; with ways to prevent, limit, or end violent conflict; and with post-conflict reconstruction and reconciliation are welcome. Proposals should present a research agenda with a clear relevance to policy issues, although a policy dimension need not be the main thrust of the project. Historical topics are appropriate if they promise to shed light on contemporary issues. Area studies projects and single-case studies will be competitive if they demonstrate a focus on conflict and its resolution, as well as the applicability of the research to other regions around the world.