Fund Details
Council on East Asian Studies Summer Travel and Research Grants
Award Amount
$1500 - $8000
Competition Type

Brief Description:

The Council on East Asian Studies Summer Travel and Research Grants at The MacMillan Center support graduate student summer field research or other forms of pre-dissertation preparation in East Asia (primarily China, Japan and Korea).


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The Council on East Asian Studies Summer Travel and Research Grants at The MacMillan Center support graduate student summer field research or other forms of pre-dissertation preparation in East Asia (primarily China, Japan and Korea).

Priority will be given to students with demonstrated long-term academic commitment to East Asia, or who need first-hand exposure to Asia to complete a course of academic study.

Recipients of a CEAS Summer Travel Research Grant must submit a three page (no less than 750 words) project report in English upon completion of their project and a summary of the report in the relevant foreign language (e.g. Chinese, Japanese, or Korean). Reports must be accompanied by itemized original receipts for expenses covered by the grant. Detailed requirements on reporting are provided in award letters. Accepting a CEAS Summer Travel Research Grant obligates one to fulfill these requirements.

Application Information:

Please read the application instructions carefully. It is the applicant's responsibility to see that the complete application, including letter of recommendation and transcript, reaches us by the deadline; applications cannot be considered without this information.

A complete application includes a project proposal; timetable of research; budget including information about other possible sources of funding; resume; Yale transcript; and letter of recommendation.

Your project proposal should be no more than five pages including detailed information on the duration and location of the research project, the resources to be used, and possible institutional affiliations.

When you submit your itemized budget, please be sure to list all other pending sources of funding, both within Yale and at the national/international level, to which you are applying (including the amounts). 

PLEASE NOTE: your proposed project budget must conform to CEAS budget guidelines, which are available on the Council on East Asian Studies website. Please contact with questions.

Please be sure to also upload a copy of your resume and Yale transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable) as part of the application.

The recommender you designate in the application process will receive an email message with instructions on how to submit their letter of recommendation on-line.

Applicants will be notified of the results of this award competition via email and mail by mid-April.

For more information, please click here or contact the Council on East Asian Studies at (203) 432-3426 or

Supplemental Material: 1. A timetable of research (describing what will be accomplished during the grant period and what will remain to be done, as well as an estimated completion date). 2. A list of the other sources of support, both within Yale and at the national level, to which you are applying (including the amounts).

Special Eligibility Requirements:

All students enrolled in M.A. and Ph.D. programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale University are eligible to apply. Applications from graduate students from the Yale professional schools will also be considered.

This grant is for pre-dissertation research only. Graduate students who expect to be working on their doctoral dissertations during the summer and/or next academic year are ineligible to apply.  

Applicants who apply for the CEAS Summer Travel & Research Grant may not apply for the CEAS Field Research Grant, which is for dissertation research only.

Restrictions to Use of Award:

Yale University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed and approved by an Institutional Review Board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University Policy and any other applicable regulations. To see if your project needs to be reviewed, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the IRB process and requirements go to

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Nicholas Disantis at

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    • Summer
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Project
      • Research
        Global Region or Country
        • -- China (East Asia)
        • -- Hong Kong (East Asia)
        • -- Japan (East Asia)
        • -- Macau (East Asia)
        • -- Mongolia (East Asia)
        • -- North Korea (East Asia)
        • -- South Korea (East Asia)
        • -- Taiwan (East Asia)
        • -- Tibet (East Asia)
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                Begin Accepting Applications Date:
                Deadline Date (EST Time Zone) :
                2/02/2024 11:30 PM