Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships Program

Contact: Tel: 202-502-7700; Fax: 202-502-7860;

Requirements: U.S. citizen,  graduate student who is in a program that combines modern foreign language training with area or international studies,  shows potential for high academic achievement based on grade point average, class ranking, or similar measures determined by the institution. Eligible students can apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education.

Description: This program provides fellowship allocations to institutions of higher education to assist graduate students in foreign language and area or international studies. Fellowships may be awarded for either the academic year or summer.

Current Deadline: Eligible students can apply for fellowships directly to an institution that has received an allocation of fellowships from the U.S. Department of Education. Verify with your university or college regarding exact deadlines.

Asia-Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)

Contact: (808) 944-7744 or

Requirements: Participants must have a 4-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized institute of higher learning and must apply to the University of Hawaii at Manoa in conjunction with this program, and are expected to cover transportation costs.

Description: A 9-month long program that includes 5 months of intensive study at University of Hawaii at Manoa and 4 months of an additional project (in Hawaii or elsewhere).

David L. Boren Fellowship for Language Studies

Contact: 1-800-618-NSEP or

Requirements: Either enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States

Description: 12 weeks to 24 months (including a maximum of 12 months overseas) studying a critical language in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government

East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship


Requirements: Must also be accepted by separate application as a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Description: This fellowship provides funding toward a Master’s degrees (up to 24-month fellowship) or Doctoral degrees (up to 48-month fellowship) while participating in programs at the East-West Center and pursuing degree study at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Emerging Market Development Advisors Program (EMDAP)

Contact: (202) 326-7823 or

Requirements: Must be a second-year or recently graduated student (within 5 years of application) from an MBA, MA, and/or MPA International Development-related program

Description: 10-12 month assignment provides assistance to businesses and organizations in USAID-assisted countries such as Indonesia

English Language Fellow Program

Contact: (202) 687-2608 or

Requirements: Must hold a graduate degree with a focus on TEFL/TESL

Description: Fellows receive a stipend for a 10-month long program working as an English language professional. Fellows in Indonesia generally serve as university lecturers.

*This program is funded by the US Department of State and administered by Georgetown University

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

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Contact: (212) 984-5487 or

Requirements: Graduating undergraduate seniors or graduate students

Description: 9-month long program (including an in-country orientation) that sends native English speakers to various high schools around Indonesia to work as English teaching assistants in classrooms

Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad (DDRA) Program

Contact: (202) 502-7689 or Amy Wilson at

Requirements: Graduate students in doctoral programs in the fields of foreign languages and area studies must apply through the institutions in which they are enrolled.

Description: This program provides grants to colleges and universities to fund individual doctoral students who conduct research in other countries, in modern foreign languages and area studies for periods of six to 12 months

Fulbright: Study Research in Academic & Creative/Performing Arts Fields

Contact: (212) 984-5487 or

Requirements: Students who will hold a bachelor’s degree by the start date of the grant, master’s or doctoral candidates who do yet hold a degree, young professionals with fewer than 5 years experience, artists and musicians without a bachelor’s degree but at least four years of professional experience

Description: Grants to conduct individually designed study/research, in general for one academic year

USINDO Travel Grant


Requirements: All U.S. and Indonesian citizens are welcome to apply. Student applicants must be enrolled in a degree program.

Description: USINDO Travel Grants are open to any person seeking to travel to Indonesia to conduct field research or other professional projects, including conferences.

VIA (Volunteers in Asia)

Contact: (415) 904-8033 or

Requirements: VIA is open to native English speakers with an interest in Asia. Bachelor’s degree recommended but exceptions can be made. “VIA is dedicated to increasing understanding between the United States and Asia through public service and programs promoting cross-cultural education. We are an independent and entrepreneurial non-profit organization founded at Stanford University in 1963.”

Description: “We provide U.S. Citizens and U.S. Residents (between the ages of 18 and 75) volunteer opportunities and fellowships in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand, where volunteers may teach English or work with a local non-profit. On the U.S. side, we bring Asian students from top universities in Japan, Taiwan, Korea and China to Stanford where they learn about American culture, public service, and healthcare, so the exchange comes full circle.”

Critical Language Grants

Contact: (202) 633-5005 or


-All applicants must be U.S. citizens.

-Applicants must be currently enrolled in a U.S. degree-granting program at the undergraduate or graduate level.

-Current undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by program start date (one year is defined as two semesters or three quarters).

-Be in acceptable mental and physical health. Grantees will be required to submit a satisfactory Medical Information Form and Physician’s Statement.

-Applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the 2011 CLS ProgramPlease see 2011 CLS Institute Language Levels for more information on language pre-requisites for individual institutes.

Description: A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will offer intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages for summer 2011.