The Blakemore Foundation awards scholarships for advanced Japanese, Chinese, Korean language study, as well as for advanced study of selected Southeast Asian languages. They also make grants to improve the understanding of East Asian art in the United States.
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- Headquartered in
- Seattle, Washington
- Eugene H. Lee, Trustee
- The Blakemore Foundation 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900 Seattle, WA 98101-3099
- Tel: (206) 359-8778
- Fax: (206) 359-9778
Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers. The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages.
Blakemore Refresher Grants are short-term grants intended to provide mid-career professionals an opportunity to refresh their language skills. They are available to former Blakemore Freeman Fellows, professors teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States and professionals working in an Asian field.
2014 Language Grant Applicants
We award fellowships to individuals who want to spend a year abroad in an intensive language program to improve their Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Burmese or Khmer language skills.Grants are only available for study at specific language schools in East and SE Asia (see list of eligible programs).
Who are we looking for? Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as business, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply.
An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree and at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.
Chinese Language Specific Programs
Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies, located at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China
International Chinese Language Program at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan
We only fund Chinese language study at the IUP or the ICLP.
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Saturday, Apr 14
Huangyaguan Great Wall, Jizhou District, - Tianjin, Huangyaguan Great Wall
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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