Academic programs

Funding

Funding through the University of Washington

Students should carefully explore the various funding opportunities offered through the University of Washington and The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies:

Funding through the Southeast Asia Center

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS)

All students studying a Southeast Asian language at the University of Washington should apply for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship. The FLAS Fellowship is available to current and incoming UW students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. It is available to students who will study one of the listed foreign languages at the intermediate or advanced level while receiving the fellowship. FLAS Fellows receive:

  • Academic Year Graduate: $18,000 tuition, $15,000 living stipend
  • Academic Year Undergraduate: $10,000 tuition,$5,000 living stipend
  • Summer Graduate/Undergraduate: $5,000 tuition,$2500 living stipend

Gething Award for graduate student conference travel

The application period is now open for the 2018 Thomas W. & Mary C. Gething Award. The Thomas and Mary Kay Gething Award provides partial funding for UW graduate students to travel to professional conferences and workshops in order to present papers related to Southeast Asia. Awards typically range between $250-$450. To apply, students must submit the following to seac@uw.edu with the subject heading “Gething Award Application”:

  • Your paper abstract, with conference date, title, location, and indication of whether your paper has been accepted for presentation
  • A brief cover letter including your name, address, email address, discipline, level of graduate study and area(s) of research interest
  • The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm (Pacific Time) on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

Keyes Award for graduate student research

The application period is now open for the 2018 Charles & Jane Keyes Award.The Charles and Jane Keyes Award provides partial funding for graduate students to travel to Southeast Asia for research purposes. This award was established thanks to a generous gift from Professor Emeritus Charles (Biff) and Jane Keyes. To apply, students must submit the following to seac@uw.edu with the subject heading “Keyes Award Application”:

  • A brief cover letter that includes your name, address, email address,
    discipline, level of graduate study and area(s) of research interest.
  • The dates and location(s) of your proposed travel.
  • The amount of funding you are requesting, your total estimated budget, and whether you have
    secured any other funding sources.
  • A one-page summary of your research plans and goals for the proposed
    travel.
  • The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm (Pacific Time) on Thursday, February 15, 2018.

The applicant does not need to be U.S. citizen but must be enrolled as a UW student. If you have any questions, please email seac@uw.edu.

Grorud Memorial Fellowship for graduate student support

The Christen J. Grorud Memorial Fellowship provides broad-based financial support for living expenses, books, fees, and other educational expenditures to a graduate student studying Indonesia in the Southeast Asia Center, housed within the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies. The Fellowship was established through the generous support of Chris Grorud’s family who simply ask that the recipient, “remember there was a young man who found great joy and deep satisfaction in doing what you are doing now. Remember his name, and find those ways to make your mark in the world and your name known as well.”

To apply, students must submit the following to the managing director of the Southeast Asia Center:

  • Resume or CV
  • 1-2 page statement of graduate research activities and plans for the academic year
  • 1 letter of recommendation from your primary advisor
  • Transcripts from UW and previous institutions

The applicant does not need to be U.S. citizen but must be enrolled as a UW student.

Other Southeast Asia Studies funding options

Students pursuing advanced research projects, language study, and other specialized programs are eligible for numerous scholarships to fund both their study at UW and in the field. The following grants are those most commonly awarded to SEAC students; the list is not exhaustive. Students have also arranged research fellowships within their departments and schools as well as with overseas sponsorship. Check the SEAC Fellowships and Funding Bulletin for updated opportunities.