Fellowships & Grants

Each year, the Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS) awards grants to Yale University students for language study and research abroad related to the study of East Asia.  These include the CEAS Summer Language Mini-Grants, Summer Travel & Research Grants, Field Research Grants, Charles Kao Fund Research Grants, and CEAS Senior Essay Research Grants.

The Council on East Asian studies also offers fellowships to Ph.D. students whose dissertation research uses a significant amount of Chinese, Japanese, and/or Korean materials: The Prize Fellowship in East Asian Studies and the Dissertation Fellowship in East Asian Studies.  These fellowships cannot be applied for; nomination from the faculty advisor is required.

CEAS is currently accepting applications for grants to support research utilizing the Noriaki Tsuchimoto Papers housed in Manuscripts and Archives in the Yale University Library. The collection is currently comprised of 83 boxes containing materials related to the filmmaking and other activities of the Japanese documentary filmmaker Noriaki Tsuchimoto (1928-2008), who is most famous for recording the struggles over the Minamata mercury poisoning incident and other environmental hazards. More information is available here.

The Richard U. Light Fellowship Foundation provides full funding for Yale students of exceptional promise to study Chinese, Japanese, or Korean at specifically approved sites in China, Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea.

A variety of fellowships and grants are also available via the MacMillan Center and the Fellowships Programs Office at the Center for International and Professional Experience (CIPE).  

The Yale University Student Grants & Fellowships Database provides a complete listing of grants and fellowship opportunities available to Yale University students. All applications must be submitted on-line through the database. 

Students who wish to go abroad for the coming summer or year should arrange their plans well in advance and be aware of all relevant application requirements and deadlines.