Asian studies has an award opportunity for undergraduate students taking
Asian language courses.
Asian Studies Study, Research, and Service Summer Travel Grants for Undergraduates
Undergraduate students enrolled in an Asian language course who are interested in the society and culture of that country can apply
for an Asian Studies Study, Research, and Service Summer Travel Grant. This grant would provide funding for travel and living expenses to an Asian country during the summer break.
Applications are due in mid-February. Decisions are made after Spring break, to allow students to plan accordingly.
Students receiving grants are responsible for managing all aspects of their trip including:
making their own travel itinerary
arranging travel and accommodations
managing their own budgets
At the end of the summer recipients must provide documentation of travel and submit a 10-page report summarizing the summer language and cultural experiences.
Applicants may be from any college or major, but must have a proposed project that relates to their area of study. Priority will be given to students who have completed 2 years of language work in the relevant language prior to the intended travel; have no prior travel experience
in the area of travel; and are Asian Studies majors. Awardees must be enrolled at Cornell in the semester following travel. Applicants should have a strong cumulative GPA, a well articulated project, and submit an appropriate budget.
Applicants must complete an application form, and provide the following:
a 1500-word statement about the plan of study or service or research (topic of investigation, methodology and timetable, preparation,
and relation to further study and long-term interests)
a statement regarding plans for summer travel
an estimated budget
a list of Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 courses
evaluation(s) from the applicant's language instructor(s) and a letter of recommendation by a faculty member.
Applicants are required to attend a grant-writing workshop to be arranged with the DUS during the Fall 2014 or early Spring 2015 semesters. Please check department web-site for dates.
The application deadline for Summer 2015 is Thursday, February 19,2015. Decisions will be made before Spring break, to allow students to plan accordingly.