Funding: 2018 Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

2018 Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese at the advanced level in approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia.

Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a grant, an applicant must:

• Be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese.
• By the start of the grant, have (at minimum) a college undergraduate degree.
• Be at or near an advanced level in the language. By the start of the grant, applicants must have completed (at minimum) the equivalent of the third year of languages classes at the college level, either through classes taken in the U.S. or through a combination of study at the college level in the U.S. and intensive language study abroad programs.
• Be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant; grants are not made for part-time study or research.
• Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Selection Criteria

• A focused, well-defined career objective involving Asia in which regular use of the language is an important aspect.
• The potential to make a significant contribution to a field of study or area of professional or business activity in an Asian country.
• Prior experience in the Asian country or involvement or participation in activities related to the country.
• Good academic, professional or business background, appropriate to the career program.

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About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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