Weatherhead East Asian Institute Undergraduate Training Grants

Multiple Locations
Term: Summer

Offers grants to support summer research and unpaid internship projects in East Asia

Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute offers undergraduate training grants to support summer research or unpaid internship projects in East Asia that develop recipients’ academic and/or professional expertise. Projects involving a single East Asian country are eligible, as are projects that cross traditional disciplinary, geographic, or temporal boundaries.

eligibility & guidelines

Grants are open to currently enrolled Columbia undergraduates—students in Columbia College, Barnard College, Columbia Engineering and the School of General Studies are eligible. Candidates should have taken at least two courses in East Asian studies before applying and must be maintaining a GPA of at least 3.5. ​Selection criteria include academic excellence, demonstrated interest in East Asia, and demonstrated commitment to incorporating East Asia into long-term academic or professional career goals.

Please note, application for multiple grants and fellowships are allowed and one set of Columbia transcripts and reference letters may be submitted for application to multiple grants and fellowships (Exception: Applications for FLAS, as they are submitted separately, must include a complete set of application materials).

The Weatherhead East Asian Institute offers funding for research, language acquisition, unpaid internships, and dissertation write-up during the summer and academic year to selected Columbia undergraduate and graduate students committed to professional and academic engagement with East and Southeast Asia. Eligibility varies depending on the particular funding opportunity. For more information about available fellowship opportunities as well as application and eligibility requirements, please visit the Institute's funding page.

Fact Sheet

Arts and Architecture, Foreign Language Learning, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM
Barnard College, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, First Year, Junior, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Sophomore, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
Experiential, Summer Opportunity
Multiple Locations
Asia and the Pacific

Dates & Deadlines

Application Deadline: 
Friday, March 8, 2024
Application materials received after the deadline will not be considered.