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Blakemore Freeman Fellowships, 2021-2022 (Deadline: December 30, 2020)

Applications are available July 1, 2020 thru December 30, 2020.


Language Grant Applications for 2021/2022 Academic Year

Applications are available July 1, 2020 thru December 30, 2020.

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation has awarded over $20 million in grants to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and young/mid-career professionals to fund an academic year of advanced language study in East and Southeast Asia.

Applications for our fellowships for the 2021/2022 academic year are now open at

Blakemore Freeman Fellows receive a stipend for living, travel and study expenses and full tuition for programs such as:

● Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University
● International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University
● Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies in Yokohama
● Seoul National University, Sogang University and other language programs in South Korea

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are also available for advanced language study in:
● Thailand     ● Vietnam     ● Indonesia     ● Cambodia     ● Myanmar

Please review the eligibility requirements and grant guidelines under the Language Grants tab on this website before applying.
Apply on line at

To securely access the application site users must use a modern browser version that supports TLS version 1.2 or above. The minimum browser versions include browsers such as Internet Explorer 11, Mozilla Firefox 27, Google Chrome 30 or Apple Safari 7 or later. However, we recommend you update your browser to the latest version available before starting an application.

If you are unable to log on or access our application site, or have problems using the application program, please email us at so we can assist you. If you are applying from abroad, you may need to use a VPN or submit a paper application.

Our FAQ page has answers to many common questions. You may also contact the Foundation by phone at (206) 427-4838 or email.




October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute for a book talk with author David Lampton. His new book examines China’s effort to create an intercountry railway system connecting China and its seven Southeast Asian neighbors.