Outside Grants

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships & Refresher Grants for Advanced Study of Asian Languages

Blakemore language grants are awarded to individuals pursuing professional careers in fields such as business, academia, journalism, public service, law, science, medicine, architecture, engineering, the fine arts, education, etc. who would benefit from improved fluency in an East or Southeast Asian language. The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses. For application forms, eligibility requirements, grant guidelines, and instructions, see the Foundation’s website at blakemorefoundation.org.


The AAS/CIAC has funds for about 20 small grants to award to members. This money comes from generous funding by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation, as well as from independent donations from AAS members that are just now in the process of being solicited (we are hoping we can garner as much in donations as we did last year to enable this number of awards).

Qualified individuals can apply for small grants up to $2,000 in a number of categories including: research travel, curriculum development, specialist or regional newsletters, conference and seminar organization, collaborative projects, etc. Travel to conferences and book subventions are explicitly excluded, unfortunately.

Dissertation-level graduate students and scholars whose research concerns China, Taiwan, or Inner Asia are invited to submit proposals.

Applicants must be AAS members, but there are no citizenship requirements. Junior and independent scholars, adjunct faculty, and dissertation-level graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must not have received a CIAC Small Grant within the past three years.

Please see the AAS website for details and application forms.

MA/PhD Funding at Manchester University

The subject area of East Asian studies at the University of Manchester is pleased to invite applications for PhD studentships. We welcome applications from outstanding candidates for entry in the following areas of PhD research: Chinese studies, Japanese studies, East Asian studies.

Learn more about the PhD program in East Asian studies and research interests.

Learn more about the PhD funding competitions now open.