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 Fellowships and Research Grants


ASIAN STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP FOR STUDY IN ASIA: Scholarship Opportunity: Summer 2015/Fall 2015.  Includes Independent Field Research and Study Abroad programs in New Delhi (India), Manila (The Philippines), Hainan (China), Kobe (Japan), and Shanghai (China) 

The Asian Studies program, with the support of the Freeman Foundation, will offer two scholarships to undergraduate majors or minors in Asian Studies of approximately $3800 each for Summer and Fall 2015 only.  These funds must be used for independent research in any Asian country only in summer 2015 (registered in 3 credits of ASAN 393, Field Study Asia) or Summer or Fall 2015 if enrolled in a Summer Study Abroad program in Hainan (China) or Kobe (Japan) or a Fall Study Abroad program in China, Japan, Philippines, or India).

For further information on Study Abroad, see and

Who can apply:

a)     Applicants must be undergraduates majoring or minoring in Asian Studies at UH Mānoa.

b)    You must have at least one more semester remaining for degree completion after you return.

c)     You must be enrolled in 3 credits of ASAN 393 Field Study Asia with a faculty member at UH OR have registered in one of the Study Abroad programs in Summer or Fall 2015 (Japan, China, the Philippines, or India).

d)    If enrolling in either ASAN 393 OR any of the Study Abroad programs, you must make an appointment with an appropriate Asian Studies faculty member who will approve your project and grade your research paper.

e)     You must have a valid passport. Processing takes 4-6 weeks for a renewal or a new passport.

Requirements: The scholarship is intended as a unique opportunity to carry out independent research on a topic of your choice that is approved by the Asian Studies Program. A research paper should be submitted to the supervising faculty member by August 14 (summer) or December 10 (Study Abroad).

How to ApplySubmit

a)     Your academic resume

b)    A letter of application explaining your research project and what you plan to accomplish (3 pages or less)  

c)     A budget

d)    A memo from your academic supervisor indicating that he or she has approved the research project and is willing to grade the final product.

Your application will be strengthened if you can show that you have already made contact with an academic institution or a faculty member in the Asian country of choice who will assist in your research.  If you need help in framing your proposal, please contact the chair of Asian Studies (Professor Barbara Andaya, or an Asian Studies faculty member. Applications should be submitted in hard copy to the undergraduate advisor, Ms. Pattie Dunn, by March 14.

Questions? Please email Ms. Pattie Dunn (

American Institute of Indian Studies Fellowships

The University of Hawai‘i is a member of the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) and the Center can endorse and forward applications for these pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research grants. (Membership in the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies is in process.) It can also do the same for applications for the respective Institute’s grants for language study abroad.

Forms are available from the Center office.

For more information, visit the India Studies website.


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