Application period: July 1, 2021 to December 30, 2021 (5:00 p.m. PT)

Eligibility requirements:

  • U.S. citizen at time of application
  • Pursuit of a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language
  • Commitment to full-time intensive language study during the term of grant
  • Proficiency in written and spoken language of host country
  • B.A. degree by the start of the grant
  • Equivalent of three years of language classes at college level by start of grant
  • Strong academic achievement

Award summary: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced-level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese.

Selection criteria:

  • Focused career objective involving Asia
  • Potential to make a significant contribution to a field of study or area of professional or business activity in an Asian country
  • Prior experience in the Asian country 
  • Strong academic, professional or business background, appropriate to the career program

Application process: online

Application requirements:

  • List of classes/training in chosen language of study
  • List of academic and professional honors
  • Resume or CV (PDF format)
  • Personal essay (3-4 pages, double spaced, PDF format)
  • Letters of recommendation (2)
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended

Faculty representative: Keith Raether

National interview: Yes