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Asia-Specific Grants (administered outside UVa)

Institute for International Education

Directory listings for all of IIE's grant and scholarship programs.


Luce Scholars Program
This program provides fellowships for work in an Asian country.  Its purpose is less academic than it is to expose young scholars to Asia.  Consequently, it is offered only to college graduates who would not normally come in contact with Asia in the course of their careers.  Fellowships run from late August to mid-July of the following year.

Applicants must be of US citizenship, hold at least a bachelor’s degree, and be no more than 29 years old at the beginning of the program.  Nominations must be made by early December, and interviews are held in late December or early January.


Non-Asia-Specific Grants (administered outside UVa)

Academy for International and Area Studies Scholars Program
This program provides scholars opportunities for advanced work in their social science discipline and geographical area of interest.  It is given to current doctoral students and recent doctoral graduates who show promise of becoming leading scholars at leading universities.  All course work and general examinations must be completed by the time the program begins. Pre-doctoral scholars receive an annual stipend of $31,000; for post-doctoral scholars, it is $67,000.


Brookings Institution Grants

Foreign Policy Studies Predoctoral Fellowship Program:
This is a resident fellowship awarded to advanced pre-doctoral students working on dissertations related to foreign policy.  Applicants must be nominated by their graduate department, after which Brookings will contact the student.  The fellowship is for one year, and provides a stipend of $17,500.



Energy Security and Climate Initiative Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow Program:
The post-doctoral visiting fellow will be expected to pursue research and write reports and long-term papers related to renewable energy technology, energy security, natural gas markets, climate change, energy access, and/or related topics with the approval of the director of ESCI.  Applications should be submitted by January 25, with expected start date of March 1.  The fellowship is for one year and carries a stipend of $72,000.



Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship
Sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, this fellowship is awarded to Ph.D., Th.D., Ed.D. candidates who are writing on ethical or religious values. Eligible research projects would include projects that focus on the ethical implications of foreign  policy, values influencing political decisions, the moral codes of other cultures, and religious or ethical issues reflected in history or literature.  Applicants should also have all doctoral requirements except the dissertation completed by the time of application.  Applicants should also be aware that they can only be considered once for the fellowship (i.e. once rejected, scholars cannot apply any other year.)  Scholarship offers a stipend of $16,000 to support twelve months of dissertation writing, beginning June or September.  Deadline: November 15


Critical Language Scholarship Program

Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes is a program of the United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and is administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers and the American Councils for International Education. The Critical Language Scholarships Program was launched in 2006. In its inaugural year, the CLS Program offered intensive overseas study in the critical need foreign languages of Arabic, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, Turkish and Urdu. In 2010, 575 scholarships will be available in thirteen languages, including Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.



Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Research Abroad Program
The Fulbright-Hays provides funds for research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies for doctoral students and established faculty. Area studies may include projects that focus on economic, political science, geography, environmental studies, and sociology, but not Western Europe.  Doctoral dissertation grants require a minimum of 6 months in the host country
or countries. Deadline: November  (UVA institutional deadline one month prior - October)



Fulbright US Student Program
This Fulbright grant is administered by the US Information Agency (USIA) and is different from the Fulbright-Hays.  Most of these grants are to cover one academic year abroad.  Funds generally provide for transportation, language courses, tuition in some cases, research allowances, and living expenses for the year.  For certain countries (in Asia, Taiwan and Korea), one might also be considered for a travel grant.  Only US citizens are eligible and preference will
be given those whose higher education was received primarily at US institutions.  Applicant must also hold at least a BA or equivalent but may not hold a doctoral degree at the time of application.  See program details for exceptions.

Like the Fulbright-Hays, this grant must go through University channels.  Applicants will also be interviewed by a committee of former Fulbright scholars at the University.  Applications are available through the East Asia Center
or in Cabell 444.



Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Humphrey Fellowship Program

The Fulbright Scholar Program and Fulbright Humphrey Fellowship Program are administered by the Institute of International Education’s Department of Scholar and Professional Programs, which includes the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and Humphrey divisions.


The annual application deadline for most programs is the in beginning of August. U.S. scholars and professionals can learn how to present their credentials at http://www.cies.org/.



Japan & Korea



National Gallery of Art-Center for Adv. Study in the Visual Arts
The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts is a research institute that fosters study of the production, use, and cultural meaning of art, artifacts, and architecture from prehistoric times to the present. It was founded in 1979 as part of the National Gallery of Art.



National Science Foundation
Though NSF typically offers scientific and engineering grants, it does offer a number of social science grants.  Information below refers specifically to the Political Science Program.  For information about other programs, refer to phone numbers below, as specifics (deadlines and requirements) may vary by program.  If a particular program is not listed, call the Division of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research.

NSF’s Political Science program offers doctoral improvement grants twice a year.  Deadlines are usually December 15 and January 15.  Grants are typically no more than $8,000.  Be forewarned, this application is particularly time-consuming to complete and will require signatures from your primary adviser, the department chair, the dean (go to Grants office Cabell 422B), and the director of sponsored programs (Carruthers Hall).  Allow at least 3 days to collect signatures from the dean and director of
sponsored programs.



Other Program contact

Division of Social Behavioral, and Economic Research
Geography and Regional Sciences
Cultural and Physical Anthropology
Human Cognition, Perception
Social Psychology
Political Science
Law and Social Sciences
Ethics and Values Studies
Division of International Programs
East Asia and Pacific Programs
Africa, Near East, and South Asia Programs  
(703) 306-1760
(703) 306-1760
(703) 306-1758
(703) 306-1731
(703) 306-1732
(703) 306-1728
(703) 306-1753
(703) 306-1761
(703) 306-1762
(703) 306-1756
(703) 306-1743
(703) 306-1710
(703) 306-1707
(703) 306-1710

National Security Education Program
NSEP offers fellowships to both undergraduate and graduate students to study overseas.  It is designed to increase student involvement in less commonly taught languages, area studies, and other international fields.  Upon completion of the program or research, students are required to work for the federal government or in the field of education as a form of repayment. In the past, applications could be acquired through the University of Virginia’s International
Studies office.



Rotary Global Grants
This scholarship is aimed at promoting humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level academic studies, and/or vocational training teams.  Studies must take place in a country that has a Rotary Club, and actively involves Rotarians and community members.



Social Science Research Council (SSRC) Fellowships and Grants
List of all fellowships offered by SSRC.


U.S. Institute of Peace - Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship Dissertation Program
USIP's Jennings Randolph Program supports the research and writing of dissertations that address topics related to international conflict management and peacebuilding.  USIP will support work conducted at U.S. universities, and/or at relevant field research sites while enrolled at a U.S. university.  Citizens of all countries are eligible, but they must be enrolled in U.S. institutions.  Peace Scholar Awards are currently set at $20,000 per academic year, and paid directly to the individual. They may not be deferred. Deadline is December 4.