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Graduate Scholarships

East Asian Languages & Literatures Scholarships

Overseas Travel Funding
EALL has a number of scholarship funds that EALL MA or PhD students can use for costs associated with overseas research purposes and study abroad. The awards are intended to partially offset such expenses rather than to fully fund such research trips. Details regarding the funds are as follows:

  • Alan Wolfe Memorial Fellowship
    Qualifying students: MA or PhD degree students in or admitted to the Japanese Studies graduate program, or undergraduate students with a declared Japanese major or minor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. Preference will be given to graduate students.
  • Japan America Friendship Fund
    Qualifying students: The Japan America Friendship Fund Scholarship is for undergraduate or graduate students planning to study abroad in the coming summer or academic year. It supports travel to Japan for study of Japanese language and culture. The goal of the scholarship is to sustain and improve Japanese/American relations and understanding. Candidates must be US citizens, majoring or minoring in Japanese in EALL, and have applied to study abroad in the coming summer or academic year (but you do not need to have been formally accepted to a program before applying).

All of these funds are awarded through one centralized online application process, which is administered by CAPS (Center for Asian and Pacific Studies) and can be found here: The deadline is typically in April.

CAPS Small Professional Grants
The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies is offering awards of up to $500 in support of the professional activities of UO graduate students studying Asia. Awards will be made for the following purposes: travel to conferences to present papers, travel to library, museum, and archival collections; and expenses related to book and article production and publication.

For further details, visit the CAPS website: Deadlines are twice per year, typically in November and March.

Freeman Internship Fellowships
The Freeman Foundation seeks to assist colleges and universities in expanding opportunities for U.S. students to work as interns in East and Southeast Asia. These internship fellowships provide stipends up to $6,000 to UO student interns to offset travel and living expenses overseas. See the CAPS (Center for Asian and Pacific Studies) website for further details: Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible. Deadlines are three times per year.