The Blakemore Foundation
Grants for Advanced Study of Asian Languages

Description of Award

Blakemore grants are intended for those pursuing professional, academic, or business careers that involve the regular use of an Asian language. The Foundation has planed to make approximately 20 grants for the advanced study of modern Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Southeast Asian languages for the 2001-2002 academic year.

The grants fund a year of advanced language study at an institution in Asia such as the inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing, the International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei.

The grants cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation, but do not include dependent expenses.

1.Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.
2.Applicants must be pursuing an academic, professional or business career gthat involves the regular use of a modern Asian    language.
3.Applicants msut have a college undergraduate degree.
4.Priority will be given to students with no previous experience in the country in which they plan to study.
5.Applicants must be at or near an advanced level in the language
6.Applicants must be able to devote oneself exclusively to the language study during the term of the grant. Grants are not    intened for part-time study or research.

Application Deadlines
postmarked by January 15. Grants will be awarded in later March.

Application forms are available on line at the Foundation's website. For further information on the Blakemore Foundation Grants, please consult the website:

Questions about Grants can be sent by email:

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