Blakemore Foundation Language Grants

Degree Level: Post UG, or Graduate

Field of Study: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Arts & Humanities, or Social Sci., Business, Law, Education

Location: International

Duration: One year

Deadlines: December. Please check website below for the specific date.


This fellowship funds a year of advanced language study in East and Southeast Asia for graduate students and covers tuition, stipend, basic living costs as well as transportation. Languages include Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, and Burmese. Fellows are expected to devote themselves exclusively to full-time language study during the term of the grant.

The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States.

Visit the Blakemore Foundation Language Grants site.

Award Details

Amount: tuition, stipend, basic living costs as well as transportation

Duration: one year

Additional Qualifications: Applicants must pursue an academic, professional or business career that involves the regular use of a modern Asian language and must be at or near an advanced level in the language as defined in the grant guidelines (Minimum requirement is 3 years of study of the language at college level or equivalent fluency).