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Funding For Students

Looking for funding for travel or research?  Many of SGS's programs and centers offer fellowships, internships, scholarships and other funding to students at Stanford. Following are brief descriptions of the opportunities available; for more details click on the program or center name.

Title Region Purpose Student Type Deadline (approx.)

Abbasi program student grants

Proposals are invited from continuing undergraduate, co-term students and graduate students for projects pertaining to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. Up to $6,000.

Africa, Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Other, Russia & Eastern Europe, South America, South Asia, Stanford, United States Community Service, Language Study, Other Award, Research Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students March

Academic year East Asia FLAS fellowship

US Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships provide $10,000 in tuition and a $5,000 stipend for undergraduate students in any discipline for intensive language study at Stanford during the academic year.

Stanford Academic Year Fellowship, Language Study Undergraduate Students May

Academic year East Asia FLAS fellowship for continuing students

Academic-Year East Asia FLAS Fellowships for Graduate Students provide tuition and stipend for students in M.A. or Ph.D. programs who plan to undertake intensive advanced language study in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.

Stanford Academic Year Fellowship, Language Study Graduate Students February

Academic year FLAS Fellowship in Latin American studies

Academic year fellowships provide full tuition for the academic year and a $15,000 stipend for graduate students undergoing advanced training in designated foreign languages in combination with Latin American Studies and international aspects of professional studies (law, education). The term of a fellowship is for one academic year. Applicants in multiple-year programs must reapply each year.

Stanford Academic Year Fellowship, Language Study Graduate Students February & May

Academic year Japanese language study fellowship

CEAS has secured special funding to provide academic-year fellowships (program tuition plus stipend) to attend the academic-year program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama. Both U.S. Citizens and international students are eligible to apply. This funding application is separate from application to the IUC program—students must still apply for admission to IUC according to their posted deadlines.

East Asia Academic Year Fellowship, Language Study Graduate Students February

African language fellowship

African Language Fellowship provides up to $5,000 for study in the U.S. or abroad.

Africa, Europe, Other, Stanford, United States Language Study Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students March

Austria visitor program

Support for Stanford graduate students enrolled in a doctoral program in one of Stanford's seven schools, with special emphasis on the Social Sciences and Humanities.  The scholarships are especially appropriate for graduate students who have reached the advanced stages of their doctoral research.

Europe Research Graduate Students Rolling

Ayacucho Fund Fellowship

Full fellowships to Latin American graduate students at Stanford University. Awards cover tuition plus a stipend for one academic year.

Stanford Academic Year Fellowship Graduate Students May

Cape Town summer fellowship

Cape Town Summer Fellowship Program awards a limited number of summer fellowships up to $4,500 to students who participate in the BOSP Cape Town program (Winter and/or Spring Quarters)

Africa Summer Fellowship Undergraduate Students May

Children’s rights in Brazil summer fellowships

Up to $6,000 is provided for summer fellowships focused on children's rights in Brazil. Students are asked to partner directly with a governmental, multilateral, or non-profit organization.

South America Summer Fellowship Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students February

CREEES summer language fellowship

$2,000 in support for intensive summer language study in the US or abroad.

Central Asia, Europe, Other, Russia & Eastern Europe, Stanford, United States Language Study Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students February

CREEES summer travel/research grants

Summer travel/research grants provide up to $2,000 in support for research travel in the former Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.

Russia & Eastern Europe Research Graduate Students February

Donald and Robin Kennedy Undergraduate Award

The Donald and Robin Kennedy Undergraduate Award honors the best essay written by an undergraduate at Stanford on a Jewish theme, and offers a prize of $500.

Stanford Essay Undergraduate Students May

Dr. Bernard Kaufman Award

This award of $1,000 will be given to an undergraduate student engaged in research on Jews in modernity, with a preference for research focusing on contemporary Jewish life.

Stanford Other Award, Research Undergraduate Students May

East Asian studies conference travel grant

These ad hoc grants support Stanford graduate students presenting East-Asia related papers at major academic or professional conferences. Awards of up to $500 are paid as reimbursement after completion of travel to offset hotel fees, conference registration, and travel costs. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. Funds available first-come, first-served until exhausted.

Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Other, Russia & Eastern Europe, South Asia, Stanford, United States Conference Travel Graduate Students Rolling

East Asian studies continuing student academic year fellowship

CEAS M.A. Continuing Student Academic-Year Fellowships allocates a small amount of funding for continuing M.A. students in the form of tuition-only fellowships, or in some cases tuition plus small stipend for up to three quarters.

Stanford Academic Year Fellowship Graduate Students May

East Asian studies fellowship for study of women in Asia

Competitive fellowship for the Study of Women in Asia provides stipend plus three quarters TGR tuition for one academic year, to support dissertation research or write-up on topics related to women in Asia.

Stanford Academic Year Fellowship Graduate Students February

East Asian Studies FLAS fellowships for incoming M.A. students

For CEAS MA Students only: Tuition-only fellowships, or in some cases tuition plus small stipend for up to three quarters

Stanford Academic Year Fellowship Graduate Students February

East Asian studies summer grants

Grants provide continuing registered Stanford M.A. and Ph.D. students funding related to summer work such as formal language training, required coursework, field work, research, or dissertation write-up.

Central Asia, East Asia, Other, Stanford, United States Research Graduate Students February

Europe Center graduate student grant competition

Funds are available for Ph.D. candidates across a wide range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences to prepare for dissertation research and to conduct research on approved dissertation projects. The Europe Center also supports early graduate students who wish to determine the feasibility of a dissertation topic or acquire training relevant for that topic.

Europe Internship, Research Graduate Students April & October

France-Stanford graduate student research fellowships

Visiting Graduate Student Researcher Fellowships available to (1) French students interested in research at Stanford, and (2) to Stanford students interested in research or an internship at a French institution.  Awards of up to $7,000.

Europe, Stanford Research Graduate Students March

France-Stanford undergraduate fellowship

Funding for Stanford undergrads interested in undertaking research or pursuing an internship at a French institution (public and private universities, public technical universities, institutes of technologies and autonomous scientific higher education institutes, grandes écoles, government agencies and organizations, non-governmental organizations, public and private companies).

Europe Internship, Research Undergraduate Students February

France-Stanford visiting junior scholar fellowship

Offers up to $7,000 to junior scholars from Stanford or a French institution seeking a research visit either in a French institution or at Stanford. Candidates may be postdoctoral students or scholars who have completed a Ph.D. no more than three years from the date of applying.

Europe, Stanford Research Graduate Students March

Global Perspectives Award

Funding through the Global Perspectives Awards supports summer research abroad, language training or other activities that help graduate students address global concerns in their research.

Africa, Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia & Eastern Europe, South America, South Asia, Stanford, United States Conference Travel, Dissertation Support, Internship, Language Study, Research, Summer Fellowship Graduate Students November (Winter Break); February (Spring Break); April (Summer Break)

Global Studies internships

Summer internship positions worldwide available to students from any major in a number of fields, and offer a $6,000 base stipend. The program also supports self-arranged internships. Some positions in Asia and Germany are available to graduate students.

Africa, Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Other, Russia & Eastern Europe, South America, South Asia, United States Internship, Language Study, Research Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students February

Globalizing Eurasia Grant

Globalizing Eurasia Grant for multi-country summer research in two or more countries in Russia, Central and East Europe, the Caucasus, or Central Asia or in this region and another. Projects might involve, for example, travel in Russia and China, the Caucasus and Turkey, or some other combination of countries. Up to $7,000 in funding.

Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Russia & Eastern Europe Research Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students February

Graduate internship and research program in Germany

The Europe Center, with support of the Stanford Club of Germany, is sponsoring summer graduate internships and research visits with German companies and research institutes. Grants of up to $8,000 will be awarded to cover the cost of travel and basic living expenses for 8 to 12 weeks in Germany. 

Europe Research, Summer Fellowship Graduate Students February

Graduate research fellowships in Africa

Graduate Student Research Fellowships of up to $5,000 will be awarded for expenses related to summer research in Africa.

Africa Research, Summer Fellowship Graduate Students March

Human Rights Summer Fellowship

Summer Human Rights Fellowship for students focusing on a specific issue in the field of human rights or international justice.

Africa, Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Other, Russia & Eastern Europe, South America, South Asia, Stanford, United States Summer Fellowship Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students February

Iranian studies language and research grants

Intensive language study: The proposed course of language study must be integral to the applicant’s academic or professional development. Priority will be given to those minoring in Iranian Studies.  

Fieldwork or Advanced Research Projects: Priority will be given to those minoring in Iranian Studies.

Community service internships in the U.S. or abroad.

Africa, Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Other, Russia & Eastern Europe, South America, South Asia, Stanford, United States Language Study, Research Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students Rolling

Jewish studies graduate student funding

Current Stanford graduate students specializing in Jewish Studies are eligible for several forms of supplementary financial support, plus opportunities for additional funding for language, research, or conferences. Funds are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Other, Stanford Academic Year Fellowship, Conference Travel, Language Study, Research Graduate Students Rolling

Korean studies prize for writing

The Korean Studies Program Prize for Writing in Korean recognizes outstanding examples of writing in an essay, term paper, or thesis produced during the current academic year in any discipline within the area of Korean Studies. The first place winner will receive $1,000 and the winning essay will be published in the Stanford Journal of East Asian Affairs.

Stanford Essay, Other Award Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students May

Koret Award

The Koret Award will be given to the best essay written in Hebrew by an undergraduate at Stanford, and offers a prize of $250.

Stanford Essay Undergraduate Students May

Latin American studies conference travel grants

The Center for Latin American Studies invites proposals for Stanford graduate students to attend and present on topics related to Latin America at academic conferences. Grants of up to $500.

Latin America, Other Conference Travel Graduate Students Rolling

Latin American studies field research travel grant

Graduate student-led research in Latin America.  CLAS will distribute travel grants of up to $1,000

Latin America Research Graduate Students Rolling

Latin American studies summer language fellowship

Summer fellowships provide tuition up to $5,000 and a $2,500 stipend for a FLAS-approved intensive language course to be taken in the US (preferred) or abroad.

Latin America, Other, Stanford, United States Language Study Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students February

Latin American studies working group awards

Working group awards of up to $3,000 per group to organize lectures, symposia, etc.

Other Other Award Graduate Students October

Monica Miller Walsh Internship

The Monica Miller Walsh summer internship grants award up to $4,000 to Stanford undergraduate students interested in completing an independent internship in Latin America.

Latin America Internship Undergraduate Students February

Nelee Langmuir Award

The Nelee Langmuir Award will be given to a student working in Modern European History, with a preference given to work on the Holocaust, and offers a prize of $500. In alternate years, the award will be given to an undergraduate student who shows excellence and commitment to studying French.

Stanford Language Study, Other Award Undergraduate Students May

Parveen Hassan and Ritva Heikkila Fund for International Research

This fund supports research opportunities during winter, spring, or summer breaks for currently enrolled and incoming master’s students in Stanford Global Studies M.A. programs, with a preference for cross-cultural research. Up to $5,000.

Africa, Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia & Eastern Europe, South America, South Asia, Stanford, United States Conference Travel, Dissertation Support, Research, Summer Fellowship Graduate Students November (Winter break); February (Spring break); April (Summer break)

South Asia community service fellowship

Awards for community service in South Asia up to $3,000.

South Asia Community Service Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students March

South Asia graduate student research fellowship

Open to Stanford University doctoral students in humanities and sciences, and graduate students in Stanford's Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Earth Sciences and Medicine. Five fellowships of up to $4000 will be awarded for expenses related to summer research in South Asia. All research proposals must be for research that will be carried out in South Asia.

South Asia Research Graduate Students March

South Asia language fellowship

Intensive language fellowship open to all Stanford doctoral students in humanities and sciences, graduate students in Stanford's Schools of Business, Education, Engineering, Law, Earth Sciences, Medicine, and undergraduate students. Fellowships up to $3,000 will be awarded.

Other, South Asia, Stanford, United States Language Study Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students March

Summer Research College

Undergraduates have the opportunity to participate in the 10-week Summer Research College (SRC). SRC is designed to foster close intellectual exchange by engaging students in research with a faculty member on a new or ongoing research project. Participants will receive a $7,000 stipend.

Stanford Research, Summer Fellowship Undergraduate Students January

Supplementary grants for undergraduate fieldwork in East Asia

The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Research (UAR) sponsors several types of grants designed to support rigorous, independent undergraduate research in all disciplines. CEAS provides a small supplement for students who receive East Asia-related UAR grants but require additional funding. 

East Asia, Other, Stanford Research Undergraduate Students Rolling

Susan Ford Dorsey Fellowship in African Studies

The Susan Ford Dorsey Fellowship provides financial support for Ph.D. candidates to undertake field research in Africa in support of their dissertation projects.

Africa Research, Summer Fellowship Graduate Students May

Undergraduate overseas language study fellowship in East Asia

Undergraduate Overseas Language Study Fellowships provide partial funding to support Stanford undergraduates who study Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.

East Asia, Other Language Study, Summer Fellowship Undergraduate Students February

Venezuela research grants

For Stanford graduate student-led research in Venezuela.  Grants of up to $3,000.

Latin America Research Graduate Students Rolling