Grants & Fellowships


GWIKS

GWIKS R.A. Fellowship

Students receive up to 18 credits of tuition remission and a salaried research assistantship working at the GW Institute for Korean Studies. For consideration, students must apply to an Elliott School graduate program for the fall semester, before the deadline. Applicants must express regional interest in Korea, both on the application for admission and in their statement of purpose.  Selected recipients will be notified in mid-March with the admissions decision.

 

GWIKS Graduate Student Travel Research Grant

Announcement to be made in the Spring semester.

 

Title VI

The Institute for Korean Studies and The Sigur Center together received the highly regarded designation of National Resource Center (NRC) for Asian Studies. The designation enhances the institutes’ ability to engage the broader public community, including students, K-12 educators, HBCUs, policymakers, military veterans, journalists and the general public on regional and global issues of importance.

Additionally, the Sigur Center, GWIKS and IMES have been awarded over 90 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships which support undergraduate and graduate students studying modern foreign languages and related area or international studies. The awards will provide fellowships to 24 GW students in the first year. (Full Press Release)

About Title VI
Title VI is a provision of the 1965 Higher Education Act, funding centers for area studies that serve as vital national resources for world regional knowledge and foreign language training. National Resource Centers teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct research focused on specific world regions, international studies, and the teaching of less commonly taught languages. The FLAS fellowship program complements the NRC program, providing opportunities for outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to engage in area studies and world language training.

 

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Summer Fellowship

With funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program, the George Washington University’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies assists graduate (PhD and Master’s candidates), professional students (JD, MPH, DrPH, MBA, and MD), and undergraduate students to further their language and area studies. The Summer FLAS Fellowships are to help students gain the equivalent of a year’s worth of college-level language study. The award covers up to $5,000 for tuition and up to $2,500 for room, board, and textbooks.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year Fellowship

With funding provided by the U.S. Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program, the George Washington University’s Sigur Center for Asian Studies assists graduate (PhD and Master’s candidates) and professional students (JD and MD) to further their language and area studies. The award covers full tuition and a stipend up to $15,000.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

EALL

EALL Sejong Scholarship

It provides partial tuition scholarship for a Korean language class at The George Washington University and is awarded by the Korean Language and Culture Program of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department. The applicant must have had at least one-year Korean language credits earned at GW or the equivalent at a comparable institution when the scholarship is disbursed toward a Korean language course (the semester following the scholarship award). To apply the applicant must submit a 2-3 page long writing in English describing a long-term interest in Korean studies including motivation, passion, and plans for the application of Korean language skills in the student’s career path. The applicant also must provide a letter of recommendation from a faculty outside GW Korean language program.

 

EALL Korean Language and Culture Student Prize

A $500 award is given to applicants for their 7-10 page long scholarly paper in English on Korea-related topic and is awarded by the Korean Language and Culture Program of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department. The applicant must be enrolled in at least one Korean language/culture course at George Washington University at the time of application and must have had at least one year of Korean language studies at George Washington University or equivalent course work at a comparable institution. The applicant must also submit a letter of application describing his/her long term interest in Korean studies and/or in Korea-related activities.

 

Others

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)

A program of the U.S. Department of State, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) fully funds summer overseas language study for American undergraduate and graduate students. The program seeks to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages, and students from diverse disciplines and studies are encouraged to apply. For Korean, CLS accepts students ranging from those who are studying Korean for the first time to those of advanced level.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

 

Freeman Foundation International Fellowship

Currently enrolled graduate students at the Elliott School of International Affairs are eligible to apply for the Freeman Foundation International Fellowship Grant to fund their internship abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The award provides up to $6,550.

International students are eligible to apply, given that the internship is not located in the United States.

 

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship for Advanced Asian Language Study

The Blakemore Foundation, with the support of the Freeman Foundation, provides grants to college graduates, graduate students, and young professionals to support an academic year of advanced language study in East and Southeast Asia. The fellowship covers full tuition and provides a stipend for related educational expenses, living costs, and transportation.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

 

Princeton in Asia (PiA) Fellowship

Princeton in Asia (PiA) sponsors and arranges over 150 fellowships and internships with Asian host organizations that focus on addressing global issues and serving the needs of local communities. PiA is geared toward recent college graduates; therefore, candidates with master’s or professional degrees are not eligible to apply.

Open to all nationalities.

 

Boren Fellowship

Boren Fellowships provide funding for American graduate students to study critical languages. Boren Fellows commit to working at least one year for the federal government after graduation. Fellowships provide up to $24,000 for overseas study, and can also provide limited funding for domestic language support that will supplement the overseas component, for a total of $30,000. Awardees are able to study for a minimum of 12 weeks and a maximum of 1 year overseas.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

 

Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide funding for American undergraduate students to study critical languages. Boren Scholars commit to working at least one year for the federal government after graduation. Maximum amounts available to fund study abroad proposals are:$8,000 for a summer program (STEM students only), $10,000 for a semester, and $20,000 for 6-12 months.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.