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The East Asia Program (EAP) offers several categories of fellowships and grants to support faculty doing research related to East Asia and Cornell students enrolled in an approved course of study with a concentration in East Asia.

The application for funding opens in mid-November and closes in the beginning of Febuary every year.

  • A fellowship is an arrangement in which financial support is given to a graduate student to pursue his or her degree without any obligation on the part of the student to engage in teaching and/or research in furtherance of the University's academic mission. Fellowships are generally merit-based awards intended to support a student in a full-time course of study.
  • In addition, EAP offers supplemental funding to the Einaudi International Research Travel competition, with support for graduate student research travel in East Asia. 
  • EAP also offers small amounts of funding for co-sponsorship of Student Organizations on campus to hold events featuring cultures of East Asia.
  • At this point the only undergraduate funding EAP offers is the EAP East Asian Language Study Grant.

Additional information on funding for international studies can be found at For additional information about other Cornell fellowships and assistantships, please contact the Graduate School and/or your Director of Graduate Studies.