East Asian Studies Program
Summer Funding 2014
The Program in East Asian Studies supports Ph.D. students in humanities and social science departments who are concentrating on East Asian topics for their dissertation research. Priority is given to intensive, advanced language study at approved programs that is crucial for research and to research abroad that furthers students’ dissertation research. Application must be made by Feb. 15, 2014, through the Summer Funding Application on the Graduate School’s website. Reasonable budgets and accurate applications are required. The principal advisor must also submit a letter of recommendation. Funding is intended to pay for extra expenses required for special courses or research, not for regular living expenses, which should be covered through the regular university stipend. Students in their first five years of enrollment or in their first year of DCE status are eligible.
Note : an informational session about eligibility, budgets, and the application process will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in Jones Hall 202.
The Program in East Asian Studies supports summer study of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and other Asian languages for students whose dissertation research requires it. Normally language programs should be intensive (full-time, at least four hours per day, five days per week, a minimum of eight weeks), i.e., providing the equivalent of one year of language study, and advanced (second-year and beyond). Studying European languages, studying the first year of an Asian language, and studying at more expensive U.S.-based programs (e.g., Middlebury Summer School) are not supported. Application deadlines for language programs vary and most occur before Princeton’s deadline for funding applications. Programs regularly supported include:
Chinese : Princeton-in-Beijing, Inter-University Program (Beijing);
Japanese : Princeton-in-Ishikawa, Hokkaido International Foundation (Hakodate), Inter-University Center (Yokohama), KCJS;
Korean : Sogang University;
Tibetan : University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin.
Pre-dissertation Research (1st and 2nd Year Students) and
Dissertation Research (3rd Year and After)
The Program in EAS supports summer research that contributes directly to completion of the dissertation. Students typically attend courses or workshops; survey archives, collections, or field sites; or develop contacts essential to their dissertation topics. Normally primary materials are in East Asian languages, and research is conducted in the local language.
Students must submit the first three items via the Common Application on the Graduate School website by Feb. 15, 2014.
Proposed Activity Statement – Section II of Application (.pdf attachment)
- Proposal : One paragraph describing the work to be undertaken during the summer for which funding is sought;
- Overall Program of Study : One paragraph describing how the summer’s work advances the dissertation
Budget – Section III of Application
- Budget (50% of all expected income will be credited toward estimated expenses):
- basic expenses (airfare, essential travel, room and board, tuition and fees) based on economy class fares and student housing; we do not cover incidental expenses like visas, copying costs, cell phones, etc.
- expected income July/August 2014 from non-University Fellowship awards including special university department/program funds and external sources (do not include your standard University Fellowship; this will be confirmed separately by the Graduate School).
- Recommendation : One letter of recommendation is required from the principal advisor, sent separately by e-mail attachment to Richard Chafey, Program Manager, East Asian Studies ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).