These grants provide continuing registered Stanford M.A. and Ph.D. students funding for academically related summer work such as formal language training, required coursework, field work, dissertation research, or dissertation write-up. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. U.S. citizens and permanent residents who plan to undertake intensive advanced language study, either at Stanford or an approved overseas institution, may be awarded funding from the Department of Education Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program, which carries with it additional testing and reporting requirements. Approved languages are: Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, or Vietnamese. Research/write-up projects should be focussed on topics related to East Asia, broadly defined.
Due to the uncertainties surrounding travel in summer 2021, students are encouraged to prepare contingency plans for remote summer activities. If needed, students may submit two applications--one for in-person and one for remote.
What you will do
Immersive language training
Eligibility and Requirements:
Open to currently-registered Stanford graduate students in any school.
To apply, complete all required questions on the online application form including:
Coursework (required for degree): questions 1-11, 24-31
1. Upload of Statement of Purpose. Maximum 2 pages single spaced, describing your proposed activity, including logistics of travel, simple budget, and benefit to your course of study. Be specific about the courses you plan to enroll in if you are proposing to study at Stanford. If you are proposing to study outside of Stanford or do dissertation write-up, please describe the nature of your work and any applicable program or tuition costs. For research support, please include a description of the precise topic you will be investigating and a description of the methods by which the research goals will be attained.
2. Upload Current Unofficial Transcript
3. Upload Budget Estimate. Download and complete the CEAS Budget Estimate Template, then re-upload in with filename format "Last Name.First Name.xlsx"
4. (Only if language study application) Request a Langauge Instructor Evaluation. Complete Section 1 of the CEAS language evaluation form and provide it to your language instructor for them to fill out and return to CEAS. Completed forms should be emailed or delevered directly to CEAS by the language instructor.