Funding Opportunities


Students in the Nihongo Hausu (Japanese House) enjoying dinner.

WorldTeach China Global Education Fellowship

WorldTeach is now offering a China Global Education Fellowship and we’d love for you to share this with any colleagues, graduate students or alumni from your institution. Our government partners require a diploma by the April 1st application deadline, hence no upcoming graduates qualify. The funded WorldTeach China Global Education Fellowship combines teaching and professional development in Hunan Province. Fellows develop highly coveted 21st century skills and Chinese cultural expertise, making them more competitive in the global marketplace. Potential Fellows must submit a resume, one letter of recommendation, a statement of purpose, and their transcript during the initial application process. They can begin their application by clicking here. Please note the Fellowship departs in early August 2017.

DENSO – Graduate Program

DENSO is one of the largest Japanese automotive suppliers in the world, with our HQ being in Nagoya, Japan. DENSO in North America has developed a rotational opportunity that allows entry level hires to spend 3 months living & training in Japan. This program is called Graduate Program and we are looking to hire spots for June 2017. They are targeting December 2016 or Spring 2017 graduates.For more information: or contact with

MEXT Japanese Studies Scholarship

This scholarship offers current undergraduate students majoring in Japanese Language, Japanese Literature, Japanese Studies, or Japanese Culture an opportunity to deepen their understandings through academic study at one of several universities in Japan.

Applications, Guidelines, and an FAQ are currently available online at our MEXT Scholarship website under the “Japanese Studies” header: Applications are due on Friday, February 24th. Those who pass the initial application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam on Friday, March 3rd. Final selection will come from MEXT in June, with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in September this year.

MEXT Scholarships: Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago

This scholarship offers applicants the opportunity to spend up to 3 years at a Japanese professional training school studying in one of several fields.

We would appreciate it if you could pass this information along to your students and colleagues. For more information, please see our MEXT Scholarship website, or the Study in Japan website (

Schwarzman Scholars

Designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders to respond to the geopolitical landscape of the 21st century, the Schwarzman Scholars Program funds a one-year master’s degree in public policy, economics or business at Tsinghua University in Beijing – one of China’s most prestigious universities. Classes will be taught in English, and the program’s curriculum has been designed to build students’ leadership abilities and deepen their knowledge of China in a global context. For more information:

*A brief assessment form for applicants who are currently enrolled students is required.  Current students should contact the Undergraduate Academic Awards Office, 608-265-2428,

Apply to the AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service in India

The American India Foundation (AIF) is pleased to accept applications for the 2017-18 AIF William J. Clinton Fellowship for Service in India through January 16, 2017.
During an immersive, 10-month volunteer program (Sept. 2017-July 2018), young professionals have the opportunity to serve at development organizations and social enterprises across India. AIF Clinton Fellows support our partner organizations at a crucial moment of scalability through collaboration, skills-sharing, training, and capacity-building. Applicants must be U.S. or Indian citizens, or U.S. permanent residents. They must be between 21 and 34 years of age and have obtained their undergraduate degree by the start of the program on September 1, 2017.
Apply by January 16, 2017 (11:59pm PST) here.

The Donald M. Payne International Development Graduate Fellowship seeks to prepare young people for careers in international development as Foreign Service Officers in USAID. The best way for potential applicants to learn more about the programs is through our website at

The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $94,000 over two years toward a two-year master’s degree, arranges internships in Washington D.C. and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities leading to employment in USAID.

The Payne Fellowship is now open!!! This is a great opportunity for those interested in development. The application can be found at and will remain open until January 20, 2017.

Boren Study Abroad Scholarship for Undergrads

Wednesday, October 12, 4-5 p.m., 1251 Van Hise Hall

The Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 for US students planning to study abroad in world regions critical to US interests, including Asia. Deadline: December 2, 2016

Wisconsin in Washington, DC program extends the deadline for Fall 2017 Program. New deadline is November 4, 2016. For online application, please visit internships Interested students from all majors can also contact Joel Clark at to discuss program options and the application process.

The ‘Wisconsin in Washington’ DC program harnesses the wide range of opportunities found in our Nation’s Capital for UW-Madison undergraduates in all majors. The program is administered jointly by International Academic Programs and the Department of Political Science.  With the help of our campus advisors, our DC-based program manager and our DC Badger alumni network, students pursue DC internships in a variety of fields including government/politics, international affairs, communications, journalism, law, NGOs and nonprofits, history, the arts, corporate management, agricultural and life sciences, environment, lobbying, PR/advertising, think tanks/applied research, education, and more.

Wisconsin in Washington offers students a full-credit option in fall and spring (12+ UW credits including a combination of internship, core DC program seminar, and electives taught by UW appointed faculty) and a 3-credit program in the summer. Admitted students pay regular tuition/fees and live/study in university-supported housing located in the heart of Capitol Hill. Program scholarships available for qualified students!

The Gilman Scholarship Program is an undergraduate grant program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to assume significant roles in the increasingly global economy. Learn more about the Gilman Scholarship Program. Campus representative: Andy Quackenbush.

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Learn more about eligibility requirements.

A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.

The CLS Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It is a fully-funded overseas intensive language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students. With the goal of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and to build relationships between the people of the United States and other countries, CLS provides opportunities to a diverse range of students from across the United States at every level of language learning.

The fourteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu.

Please note that participants in the CLS Program are not required to have any experience studying critical languages for most of the fourteen languages. Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Russian, and Japanese institutes have language prerequisites, which can be found on the CLS website:

The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of the United States. Thus, students from all academic disciplines, including business, engineering, law, medicine, science, social sciences, arts and humanities are encouraged to apply.

The application is now live and available online at:
Applications will be due November 16, 2016 by 8:00 pm EST.

The Japan Information Center is pleased to announce that applications for the Japanese Government’s 2017 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program are now available!

The online application is available here: The deadline is Friday,November 18th. We would appreciate it if you could share this information with your students and colleagues!

We will also be holding a JET Program Information Session on Saturday, October 8th, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM in downtown Chicago (737 N. Michigan Avenue, 7th Floor – please note the entrance to the building is on Chicago Avenue). JET Program Staff and Alumni will be on hand to discuss living and working in Japan as a JET and how to be a successful applicant. The Information Session is open to anyone, and no registration is needed.

The Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 for US students planning to study abroad in world regions critical to US interests, including Asia.

UW-Madison Campus Application Deadline for Boren Undergraduate Scholarship: December 2, 2016

The Luce Scholars Program provides a year’s internship in an Asian country related to the scholar’s interests. The program is designed to provide an extended period of exposure to an Asian country for highly qualified young Americans who lack extensive knowledge of Asian affairs and who would not gain this knowledge through their normal career trajectories. Graduating seniors, recent alumni, graduate students, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 4pm Oct/03/2016. For questions:

Princeton in Asia. PiA’s mission is to promote good will and understanding and to facilitate in everyway the free interchange of the best ideals in civilizations of both East and West. For the 2017=18 fellowship cycle, PiA will offer 130 fellowships in 21 Asian countries in the following fields: access to education; access to information; economic development; environmental sustainability; public health; social justice. No prior Asia experience required. Applications due November 11, 2016. For more information visit:

Peace Corps @ UW-Madison. Fall Semester Advising: Walk-in Hours with UW Campus Recruiter in 105 Red Gym. Tuesdays and Fridays from 1-3 pm. Come in to chat with the Campus Recruiter about Peace Corps, open positions, and navigating the application Porcess. Contact information: