Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters) of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese. Fellowships cover tuition, and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.

The Blakemore Foundation makes grants for study only at specific language programs. Please refer to theĀ current list of approved programs.

Superior candidates committed to careers in fields such as academia, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service that will require professional fluency in that modern Asian language throughout that individual’s life are encouraged to apply.

The grant application period for language grants for the 2024/2025 academic year will be open July 1, 2023 with a submission deadline of 5 p.m. Pacific Time on December 30, 2024.

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