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Fellowships & Grants

Undergraduate GW Fellowships and Grants

Sigur Center Grant for Chinese Language Study in Taiwan

Each summer the Sigur Center offers a Chinese language study grant for George Washington University BA and MA and PhD candidates. Language study must be conducted in Taiwan, and applicants need to confirm acceptance into a language program before leaving.

This grant is open to all GW BA, MA, and Ph.D. students regardless of nationality.

* Applicants can only apply to one type of grant. Those selected for these grants must submit four blog posts throughout the course of the program and, during the fall semester, participate in an informal discussion with Sigur Center staff and other language grant recipients about your experience abroad. Application should include current resume, statement of purpose, information about the proposed language program, budget, two letters of recommendation, and GW transcripts.

**Please note that the Sigur Center has substantial funding specifically dedicated to sending students to study Chinese in Taiwan. We strongly recommend that, if you would like to study Chinese abroad, you apply for this grant. If you want to study in China, you must apply for the Asian Language Grant, which has no such specific monies for Chinese language study.**

P D F icon 2013 Application
P D F icon Recommendation Form

Applications for Summer 2013 will be accepted from until February 15, 2013.

Sigur Center Grant for Korean Language Study in Korea

The Sigur Center is pleased to offer a Korean language study grant for George Washington University BA, MA and PhD candidates. All language study must be conducted in Korea, and applicants need to confirm acceptance into a language program before leaving.

This grant is open to all GW BA, MA and Ph.D. students regardless of nationality.

* Applicants can only apply to one type of grant. Those selected for these grants must submit four blog posts throughout the course of the program and, during the fall semester, participate in an informal discussion with Sigur Center staff and other language grant recipients about your experience abroad. Application should include current resume, statement of purpose, information about the proposed language program, budget, two letters of recommendation, and GW transcripts.

P D F icon 2013 Application
P D F icon Recommendation form

Applications for Summer 2013 will be accepted until February 15, 2013.

Sigur Center Summer Grant for Asian Language Study in Asia

The Sigur Center is pleased to offer a grant for the study of any Asian language in a relevant country. Examples may include, but are not limited to:

Chinese in China
Japanese in Japan
Hindi in India
Vietnamese in Vietnam

All language study must be conducted in a relevant country where that language is commonly spoken, and applicants need to confirm acceptance into a language program before leaving.

This grant is open to all GW BA, MA and PhD students regardless of nationality.

* Applicants can only apply to one type of grant. Those selected for these grants must submit four blog posts throughout the course of the program and, during the fall semester, participate in an informal discussion with Sigur Center staff and other language grant recipients about your experience abroad. Application should include current resume, statement of purpose, information about the proposed language program, budget, two letters of recommendation, and GW transcripts.

**Please note that the Sigur Center has substantial funding specifically dedicated to sending students to study Chinese in Taiwan. We strongly recommend that, if you would like to study Chinese abroad, you apply for the Taiwan grant. If you want to study in China, you must apply for this grant, which has no such specific monies for Chinese language study.**

PDF icon 2013 Application
PDF icon Recommendation form

Applications for Summer 2013 will be accepted until February 15, 2013.

Dorothy M. And Maurice C. Shapiro Traveling Scholarship

The Dorothy M. And Maurice C. Shapiro Traveling Fellowship enables students to carry out original and substantial intellectual, cultural, artistic or humanistic projects that will generally (but not exclusively) require travel abroad, and which otherwise might be impossible to undertake. Eligible project may range from public service, to independent or sponsored research and writing, to artistic endeavors. Eligible project may also involve, but should not be limited to formal study in a university. The Shapiro Traveling Fellowship especially encourages creative but serious proposals that may or may not fit the usual or traditional models for study abroad. The proposed plan will generally involve an international experience (which can involve more than one country), but outstanding domestic proposals will also be considered. Graduating seniors and recent graduates of the CCAS, the ESIA and the SPHHS are eligible to apply. U.S. citizenship is required, as is a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.4. Preference will be given to applicants with the least experience abroad. Applicants who have spent substantial time in the country/countries proposed in their applications will not be considered (study abroad does not count). Full- or part-time regular employees of governmental agencies are not eligible to apply. Only graduating seniors and recent graduates are eligible to apply. For more information, please go here.

George Gamow Undergraduate Research Fellowship

The George Gamow Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides either academic year or summer funding to undergraduate students in all schools of the university who submit a joint proposal with a faculty member to conduct research, scholarship, or creative activity. The goal of the Fellowship is to nurture the careers of promising freshmen, sophomores and juniors by enabling them to participate in meaningful, mentored research experiences in which they can learn how knowledge is generated in their field, develop research skills, and prepare for advanced study, advancing the research programs of GW faculty in the process. For more information about this fellowship, please click here.

Korean Language and Culture Student Prize

The Korean Language and Culture Program of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department is pleased to announce the annual Korean Language and Culture Student Prize ($500).

The selection of the final recipient is based on the following criteria:

  1. The recipient must be enrolled in at least one Korean language/culture course at George Washington University.
  2. The recipient must have had at least three semesters of Korean language studies at George Washington University or have had equivalent course-work elsewhere.
  3. The recipient must have a long-term interest in Korean studies and/or in Korea-related activities.
  4. Competition will be based on essays in English on Korea-related topics to be chosen by applicants.

doc icon 2011 Application

If you have questions, please contact Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud at kimrenau@gwu.edu.

Sejong Scholarship for Korean Language Studies

The Korean Language and Culture Program of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department is pleased to announce the annual Sejong Scholarship for Korean Language Studies. The award will provide a partial tuition scholarship to a matriculated student enrolled in a Korean language/literature/culture class at The George Washington University.

The selection of the final recipient is based on the following criteria:

  1. The recipient must have had no prior substantial experience with Korean language and culture before studying at GW.
  2. The recipient must have a long-term interest in Korean studies and/or Korea-related activities.
  3. The recipient must have submitted an exceptional essay in English on reasons for wanting to learn Korean (not to exceed five pages).
  4. The recipient must have provided two favorable letters of reference.
  5. Where several candidates meet all of the above, preference will be given to the individual demonstrating the greatest financial need.

doc icon 2011 Application

If you have questions, please contact Professor Young-Key Kim-Renaud at kimrenau@gwu.edu.

 

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