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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.)

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

$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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November, January, April

The Global Studies Internship Program offers virtual and in-person (if permitted) internship positions in the U.S. and the rest of the world for all undergraduate students. Positions in Asia are also open to graduate students. The overall stipend base is $5,500 - $7,000 per student. 

 
 

Africa, Australia, Central Asia, East Asia, Europe, Latin America, Other, Russia & Eastern Europe, South America, South Asia, United States

Community Service, Internship, Research, Summer Fellowship

Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students

February

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

Africa

Research, Summer Fellowship

Graduate Students

March

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Latin America

Research

Graduate Students

November, February

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

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

Other

Other Award

Graduate Students

November

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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 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 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 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 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

The France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies announces a prize competition for a research essay by a Stanford Masters and early PhD level 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 $750.

Europe

Essay

Graduate Students

May

Tinker Field Research Travel Grants provide up to $2,500 to support graduate students with their first experience in developing an independent research project and conducting preliminary field research in Latin America.

 

Latin America

Research, Summer Fellowship

Graduate Students

November, February

Through a generous gift from the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Foundation, CLAS will distribute grants of up to $3,000 for approved proposals for graduate student–led research in Venezuela.

Latin America

Research

Graduate Students

February