The East Asia Program (EAP) offers several categories of fellowships and grants to support student and faculty research and study related to East Asia.
- EAP Graduate Area Studies Fellowships
- East Asian Language Study Grants
- EAP Research Travel Grants
- Global Summer Internships
A fellowship is an arrangement in which financial support is given to a graduate student to pursue his or her degree without obligation on the part of the student to engage in teaching. Fellowships are generally merit-based awards intended to support a student with full-time enrollment in field research or a course of study at Cornell.
EAP offers research travel grants that supplement the Einaudi International Research Travel competition, with support for graduate student research travel in East Asia. EAP travel grants will pay for fieldwork expenses such as lodging, travel within the research country, and research costs, while the Einaudi International Research Travel Grant will only cover international airfare.
The East Asian Language Study Grant is the only undergraduate funding opportunity offered by EAP.
EAP also offers small amounts of funding for cosponsorship of student organizations on campus to hold events featuring cultures of East Asia.
Many of the following questions were generated in our EAP Student Funding Info Session.
Can I apply in my first year?
Do I need to complete my A-Exam first?
If I decline the fellowship this year, may I reapply next year as well?
Is it possible to accept another fellowship on top of this one?
Can I make changes to my application after I submit it?
Can I request that my recommenders upload their recommendation letters before I upload all of my application materials?
Can I apply to EAP's fellowship and travel grant at the same time?
Can I apply for this fellowship as a 2nd year course graduate student?
Does the graduate fellowship prefer students who plan to do fieldwork?
Does the fellowship always replace a student’s TA funding by default?
Can I receive the fellowship and TA to get extra money at the same time?
Do the recommenders have to both be faculty? Could I ask my employer?
Can you use an EAP fellowship in the summer?
Is the stipend amount adjusted for the cost of living of the location of fieldwork?
How long should the fellowship proposal be?
How should I structure the “Statement of Purpose” on the East Asian Language Study Grant?
On the application what does "Country of Research" refer to?
If I am applying to two language programs that require their own admissions processes, in my proposal should I list both programs depending upon whether or not I am accepted into either program?
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