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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 May

Academic Year FLAS Fellowship in Latin American Studies

Academic Year FLAS Fellowships provide a $15,000 stipend and $18,000 tuition for one academic year of intensive language training. Eligible languages include Portuguese, Quechua, Nahuatl, and other indigenous languages spoken in Latin America. FLAS fellowships are contingent on U.S. Department of Education Title VI funding.

 

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

African Language Fellowship

The CAS African Language Fellowship offers up to $5,000 for expenses related to intensive summer language study in Africa or at an accredited U.S. institute.

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

Ayacucho Fellowships

The Ayacucho Fund was established with a generous gift from the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Foundation to give full fellowships to Latin American graduate students at Stanford University. Awards cover tuition plus a stipend for one academic year.

Latin America Academic Year Fellowship Graduate Students December

Connie Chin Memorial Prize for Writing in East Asian Studies

The Connie Chin Memorial Prize for Writing in East Asian Studies awards $500 for outstanding writing in an essay, term paper, or thesis, within the area of East Asian Studies.  CEAS & EALC graduate students are eligible.

East Asia Essay Graduate Students May

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 March

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 March

CREEES Tuition Fellowship

CREEES offers a number of full- and partial-tuition scholarships to incoming CREEES M.A. students. These awards are made for one year of full-time study on the basis of merit. All applicants to the CREEES M.A. program automatically are considered for a tuition award, and successful applicants are notified of their aid awards simultaneously with their admissions offers.

Russia & Eastern Europe Academic Year Fellowship Graduate Students January

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 Asia Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants

Undergraduate Summer Language Study Grants provide partial funding to support Stanford undergraduates who study an approved language (Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Vietnamese) in a full-time, pre-approved, accredited overseas summer language program. 

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

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 M.A. Students only: Tuition-only fellowships, or in some cases tuition plus small stipend for up to three quarters

Stanford Academic Year Fellowship Graduate Students March

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

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

France-Stanford Visiting Student Researcher Fellowship

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

Global Perspectives Award

The Global Perspectives Fund awards up to $4,000 to SGS M.A. students to support research abroad, language training, presentation of original papers at academic conferences, and other activities that focus on addressing global and international concerns. Funding may be subject to change (including cancellation) in compliance with evolving university policy.

Africa, Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia & Eastern Europe, South America, South Asia, Stanford, United States Conference Travel, Language Study, Research Graduate Students March

Global Studies Internships

The Global Studies Internship Program offers virtual and in-person (if permitted) internship positions in Germany and Asia for graduate students with a $6,500 base stipend. 

 

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 March

Graduate Student Research Fellowship 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

International Relations Honors Program

Undergraduates accepted into the International Relations Honors Program receive a $250 research stipend, with additional funding available depending on need.

Stanford Research Undergraduate Students Rolling

Iranian Studies Language and Research Grants

Funding is available for Stanford University undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying Iran. Applications may focus on any aspect of Iranian history, culture, politics, and language and are due in the quarter before the anticipated research/study/travel. Priority will be given to those minoring in Global Studies/Iranian Studies. 

Africa, Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Other, Russia & Eastern Europe, South America, South Asia, Stanford, United States Internship, 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 awards $1,000 for outstanding writing in an essay, term paper, or thesis, within the area of Korean Studies. Open to students at all levels in all schools.

Stanford Essay, Other Award Graduate Students, 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 November, February

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 November, February

Latin American Studies Summer Language Fellowship

Summer FLAS Fellowships provide tuition up to $5,000 and a $2,500 stipend to undergraduate students, across disciplines, enrolled in intensive summer language programs in the U.S. or abroad, at the intermediate or advanced level. Eligible languages include Portuguese, Quechua, Nahuatl, and other indigenous languages spoken in Latin America. FLAS fellowships are contingent on U.S. Department of Education Title VI funding.

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 November

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

Pessoa-Trejos Internship Grants

Pessoa-Trejos Awards of up to $6,000 each are available to Stanford undergraduate students interested in completing an independent internship in Brazil. First-generation college students and students with demonstrated financial need are strongly encourage to apply.

 
Latin America Internship Undergraduate Students February

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 Internships

CSA offers internships up to $5,000 for self-arranged work with an organization in South Asia.

 

South Asia Community Service Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students January

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

Steven and Debi Wisch Fellowship

The Steven and Debi Wisch Fellowship is awarded to outstanding Stanford doctoral students who have demonstrated potential to advance scholarship in South Asian Studies. Applicants are nominated by their faculty advisor and are expected to undertake doctoral research during their fellowship term.

South Asia Research Graduate Students April

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 $7,500 stipend with additional funding available based on financial need and/or location.

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 Innovation African Fellowship

The Susan Ford Dorsey Innovation African Fellowship (IAF) is a $40,000 stipendiary fellowship awarded to doctoral students in the School of Humanities and Sciences whose research shows outstanding originality and the potential to transform our understanding of the African continent and its diaspora.

Africa Research, Summer Fellowship Graduate Students June

The Europe Center 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 will be awarded to cover the cost of travel and basic living expenses for 8 to 12 weeks in Germany. 

Europe Internship, Research Graduate Students November

The 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 Research Graduate Students April

The Europe Center Undergraduate Internship Program in Europe

The Europe Center is sponsoring undergraduate internships with leading European think tanks, and cultural and transnational organizations in the spring and summer. Grants will be awarded by the Europe Center along with each internship to cover the cost of travel and basic living expenses.

Europe Internship Undergraduate Students January

The James Baldwin Essay Prize

The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies announces a prize competition for a research essay by a Stanford Ph.D. student in Humanities, Arts or Social Sciences on a topic comparing some aspect or aspects of French and American political culture. The analysis could be historical, literary, aesthetic, sociological, economic or any combination of these, depending on the author’s field(s). The prize amount is $1,000.

 

Europe Essay Graduate Students May

The Jewish Studies Short Story Contest

The Taube Center for Jewish Studies invites all Stanford undergraduate students to submit a short story to its short story contest. Stories may draw on any aspect of Jewish life, history, and culture, and address any aspect of Jewish experience.

  • Grand Prize: $720
  • Second Prize: $360
  • Third Prize: $180
Other Essay Undergraduate Students Not given this year

The Josephine Baker Undergraduate Honors Thesis Prize

The Josephine Baker Undergraduate Honors Thesis Prize is awarded to students with outstanding undergraduate honors theses. Prizes may be awarded in an area related to French history and culture.

Europe Other Award Undergraduate Students May

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