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Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of full-time, intensive language study at the advanced level in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs. For grants to be awarded in 2016, study must start between June 2016 and May 2017. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are intended to cover basic expenses at a graduate student level necessary to pursue an academic year of full-time intensive language study in Asia, including tuition or tutoring fees, plus a stipend for travel, living and study expenses. Tuition for the language program, and tutoring fees (if applicable) are covered in full.
Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese.
Interested students apply directly to the foundation for this award. Grants are highly competitive - in recent years, the foundation has been able to fund less than 10% of applicants.
The Blakemore Foundation awards grants for study only at specific language programs (as noted on their web site). Therefore, applicants for Blakemore language grants must apply simultaneously to both the language program involved and to the Blakemore Foundation. Each language program has its own separate due dates and forms, which may be found on its website. Application materials for the Blakemore Foundation’s grants are found on the Foundation’s website.
To be eligible for a grant, an applicant must:
Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply.