Our U.S. Department of Education Title VI funding provides undergraduate and graduate Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships for Southeast Asian language and area studies. Academic-year fellowships cover tuition and fees and a monthly stipend. Summer fellowships offer funding for intensive language study at approved institutions in Southeast Asia or in the U.S. It's easy to apply for a FLAS online: you just need to fill out one application, specify summer, academic year or both. CSEAS also administers the Clark and Arlene Neher Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Southeast Asia through the NIU Foundation. For more information, contact CSEAS at 815-753-1771.
Summer 2020 FLAS Fellowships
Deadline to Apply: Jan. 1, 2020
If you are an undergraduate or graduate student from any accredited U.S. institution, you are eligible to apply for a summer FLAS fellowship. These awards provide for the study of Southeast Asian languages at approved educational institutions, including those in Southeast Asia, during the summer. This includes the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Priority will be given to students planning to study a language in Southeast Asia. Recommenders may submit their Letters of Recommendation here.
2020-21 Academic Year FLAS fellowships
Deadline to Apply: Feb. 1, 2020
If you are an undergraduate and graduate student who has successfully completed one year of Southeast Asian language study, you are eligible to apply for an academic-year FLAS award. These awards provide for the study of Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog or Thai during fall and spring semesters. Recommenders may submit their Letters of Recommendation here.
2020-21 Clark and Arlene Neher Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Southeast Asia
Deadline to Apply: Jan. 15, 2020
Endowed by Clark and Arlene Neher, this fellowship will pay $5,000 toward educational expenses in addition to a tuition waiver from the Graduate School. This award competition is open to U.S. and international students, and is granted without regard to citizenship, race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation.
You must be a graduate student in good standing at NIU at an advanced stage in your program, either master's and/or doctoral, and be planning field and/or archival research in Southeast Asian studies. The fellowship may be used to support research-related expenses with funds obtained through the refund mechanism on Bursar accounts with zero balance. This award is routed through the Office of Student Financial Aid and applied directly to your Bursar's account. Recommenders may submit their Letters of Recommendation here.
2020-21 Dwight Y. King Graduate Fellowship for the Study of Indonesia
Deadline to Apply: Jan. 15, 2020
This scholarship, endowed by late Political Science Professor Emeritus Dwight King, awards $1,000 to international students pursuing advanced degrees involving substantial Indonesia research. You must be at an advanced state in your master's or doctoral program and a student in good standing at NIU. This award is granted without regard to citizenship, race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender or sexual orientation. This award is routed through the Office of Student Financial Aid and applied directly to your Bursar's account. Recommenders may submit their Letters of Recommendation here.
Other Scholarships and Fellowships
- The Blakemore Foundation
- Boren Awards for International Study
- Center for Khmer Studies
- Columbia University Weatherhead East Asian Institute
- Critical Language Scholarship Program
- Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program, Library of Congress
- Fulbright U.S. Student Program & English Teaching Assistant Program
- Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
- Fulbright Fulbright-Clinton Fellowship Program
- Graduate Homeland Security Scholarships
- Institute of International Education Fellowships
- KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies at Leiden)
- National Science Foundation Grants and Fellowships
- National Security Education Program
- Summer Language Study at SEASSI
- Summer Study Abroad in Laos (SAIL), Center for Lao Studies
- Undergraduate Homeland Security Scholarships
- United States Department of Education Scholarships
- United States-Indonesia Society (USINDO)