Columbia University’s Weatherhead East Asian Institute offers undergraduate training grants of up to $2,500 to support summer research or unpaid internship projects in East Asia that develop recipients’ academic and/or professional expertise. Projects involving a single East Asian country are eligible, as are projects that cross traditional disciplinary, geographic, or temporal boundaries.
Grants are open to currently enrolled Columbia undergraduates—students in Columbia College, Barnard College, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the School of General Studies are eligible, provided they will be completing their studies following the grant period. Candidates should have taken at least two courses in East Asian studies before applying and must be maintaining a GPA of at least 3.5.
Selection criteria include academic excellence, demonstrated interest in East Asia, and demonstrated commitment to incorporating East Asia into long-term academic or professional career goals.
See the Weatherhead Institute’s website for information on additional grant opportunities.
To apply: All applicants are required to submit their completed application for the WEAI Undergraduate Training Grant to their respective deans (with the exception of SEAS). Instructions for that may be found on the Undergrad Training Grant page itself here. For Columbia College students submitting to Dean Scott Carpenter in the Office of Global Programs, you application should arrive to the Office of Global Programs no later than 5pm on the deadline.