David L. Boren Scholarship for Language Studies

Contact: 1-800-618-NSEP or boren@iie.org

Requirements: Must be enrolled in a US post-secondary school and working toward an undergraduate degree

Description: 1 or 2 semesters studying a critical language in exchange for a commitment to seek work in the federal government

Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship

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Contact: (212) 984-5487 or jakeley@iie.org

Requirements: Graduating 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

Current Deadline: see website

Fulbright Study Research in Academic & Creative/Performing Arts Fields

Contact: (212) 984-5487 or jakeley@iie.org

Requirements: Students who will hold a bachelor’s degree by the start date of the grant,  master’s or doctoral candidates who do not 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

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

Contact: (713) 621-6300 ext. 25 or gilman@iie.org

Requirements: This is a study abroad scholarship for US undergraduate students currently receiving a Federal Pell Grant to fund their study.

Description: The Gilman Scholarship Program seeks to diversify the kinds of students who study abroad and the countries and regions where they go. Specifically, the Gilman Program offers scholarships for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in education abroad.

Current Deadline: October and April, annually

USINDO Travel Grant

Contact: usindo@usindo.org

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.

Current Deadline: March 1, June 1, September 1, and December 1 (annually)

VIA (Volunteers in Asia)

Contact: (415) 904-8033 or info@viaprograms.org

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 cls@caorc.org


-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.

Freeman-ASIA www.iie.org/freeman-asia

oUnder Grants & Resources for U.S. Citizens > Undergraduate

oContact: (212) 984-5542 or freeman-asia@iie.org

oRequirements: U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a U.S. college or university

oDescription: Provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduates with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

oCurrent Deadline: Mid-February, Early April, and Mid-October (annually)