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Summer Opportunities at the National Bureau of Asian Research
  • The Japan Studies Research Fellowship (JSRF)
  • Overview: Funded by the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission, the Japan Studies Research Fellowship supports a junior fellowship-in-residence at NBR’s Seattle office, inclusive of airfare, research support, participation in our Summer Seminar, and networking opportunities. 

  • Eligibility: U.S. undergraduate, community college, and graduate students doing policy-relevant research related to Japan may apply!

  • Learn More and Apply:

  • Virtual Info Session: March 21, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET (register at

  • Deadline: April 14, 2024

  • The Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship Program (UDFP)

    • Overview: The Undergraduate Diversity Fellowship provides paid educational, professional, and mentorship opportunities to community college & undergraduate students interested in pursuing a career in international affairs or Asia policy. Fellows get to spend a summer working with NBR’s research teams in Washington, D.C.
    • Eligibility: Currently enrolled community college or undergraduate students at the first-year, sophomore, or junior level.
    • Learn More and Apply:
    • Virtual Info Session: February 29, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET (register at
    • Deadline: March 17, 2024           
  • The Ellings-Korduba Research Fellowship Program (EKFP)
    • Overview:The Ellings-Korduba Research Fellowship provides U.S. graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with funding to be junior fellows-in-residence at NBR’s Seattle office, conduct original and independent research with NBR research team and editorial guidance, and join in on our intensive Summer Seminar with weekly networking opportunities.
    • Eligibility: Currently enrolled graduate students or advanced undergraduate students conducting policy-relevant research on issues of strategic importance to the United States in Asia.The Ellings-Korduba Research Fellowship Program (EKFP) 
    • Learn More and Apply: Info Session: March 7, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET (register at
    • Deadline: March 31, 2024                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Additional Opportunities:
    • The NBR Summer Seminar 2024: The China Challenge
    • Overview: The NBR Summer Seminar is an eight-week, interdisciplinary program from June to August at NBR’s Seattle office, centering on U.S. strategic interests in Asia. It invites students and professionals alike to engage with academic, business, and policy experts via roundtables and site visits to policy centers, military bases, and foreign consulates.
    • Eligibility: Students and professionals alike are eligible to apply!
    • Learn More and Apply:
    • Virtual Info Session: May 2, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m. ET (register at
    • Deadline: June 2, 2024                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
⭐Past Info Sessions<br />

U.N. Millennium Fellowship

Please join the Office of Prestigious Awards to learn about an opportunity to carry out a project related to your passion for social change. 

Register Here for the event on Wed Feb. 28 12:10-1:10 PM: 

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship 

    • Fosters cultural exchange and mutual understanding
    • For credit bearing study/internship abroad
    • Must be a U.S. citizen receiving a pell grant to apply
    • Mar. 7th deadline for programs beginning May 1, 2024 to Apr. 30 2025
    • Information session on Thursday 02/22/2023 from 3:30-4:30 PM
    • Meeting ID: 965 7073 5355 Password: ABROAD                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Fall 2023 Information Schedule - past events
date title purpose registration
Oct. 18th Goldwater funding for sophomores and juniors interested in research careers in STEM.


Oct. 25th Funding Graduate School session covering various opportunities to support graduate study


Oct. 30th Post-Graduation Opportunities session exploring funded post-graduation opportunities other than graduate school.
Nov. 1st Fellowships for Doing Justice Session on fellowships for public service or social justice.\Mode


Nov. 6th

Truman scholarship

graduate school funding for juniors interested in public service careers.

Meeting Registration – Zoom

Nov. 8th

You’ve Got to be In It to Win It: Combatting Imposter Syndrome in Fellowships Applications

session dispelling myths about fellowships application and providing tips for successful applications.

(click second line to register)



Nov. 15th

Funding Study Abroad

virtual info session discussing scholarships that fund a range of study abroad possibilities



Dec. 11th

UN Millennium Fellowship

info session on fellowship for students interested in combating climate change, equal access to education, ending healthcare disparities or other global issues 

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Celebrating July 4th!

As we mark Independence Day, many of us will be thinking of the diversity of the American experience.  There are a number of scholarships which celebrate students’ intersecting identities.   

For example, the Paul and Daisy Soros Scholarship for New Americans provides generous funding for graduate school to immigrants or children of immigrants.  Check out this link to read about more awards for immigrant or first-generation college studentsBIPOC students can find a number of awards given to people of various ethnicities here.   

Learning ally, an organization that provides audio books to people with print and learning disabilities sponsors the National Achievement Awards.  These celebrate the achievements of students in these communities and are intended to provide role models for younger students.  You can learn more about scholarships for students with disabilities here. 

Students who are members of the LGBTQ community can find awards offered by their local PFLAG chapter.  In addition, this link gives a number of other awards for LGBTQ students, including some linked to law and social justice activism.  

As you peruse these links, keep in mind that applications may now be closed.  You can use information about previous deadlines to give you an idea of when the next application cycles will open.  Please contact the fellowships office at to discuss funding opportunities you are considering and for assistance with your applications.       


Here in the United States, June 19th marks an important milestone in our history and commemorates efforts to increase equality. 

Juneteenth, now a federal holiday, celebrates the June 19th, 1865 statement by General Gordon Granger that the Emancipation Proclamation would be enforced by the troops then occupying Texas.  In these days of instant news and online activism, it is hard to believe that it could take over two years for slavery to be completely abolished.   

If you are interested in using today’s media to address crucial global issues, check out NPR’s Crock Fellowship.  In addition, the Radio Television Digital News Association offers a number of awards for college students “pursuing careers in radio, television, or digital journalism”. Several of these recognize the achievements of journalists of color. If you are interested in a career as a civil rights lawyer, learn about the Marshall- Motley Scholars Program which provides generous funding for law school and professional development.   

For these or other national fellowships, please feel free to email for assistance.   

Luce Scholars Program

As we mark Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we’d like to highlight an opportunity to celebrate the connections between the people of the United States and Asia. The application for the 2024–2025 class of Luce Scholars is now open.

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship that offers early career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. The program aims to forge stronger, more informed, more compassionate relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans across diverse sectors and interests to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia.

Established in 1974, the Luce Scholars program is experiential in nature, rather than academic. It provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15–18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. Applicants are asked to reflect on their leadership qualities and other professional attributes.

If you have questions or are interested in applying, please email the Office of Prestigious Awards. The Office will be hosting an information session with a representative of the Luce Scholarship in September, so please check your Pace email and social media for updates; specific details will be circulated as they are finalized.

For more information about the Henry Luce Foundation and the Luce Scholars program, visit their webpage. For more information about research and award opportunities at Pace, visit the Office of Research webpage.