Established in 1949, the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI) at Columbia University is an interdisciplinary center for research, publishing, and public programming on the countries, peoples, and cultures of East and Southeast Asia.  WEAI offers funding for East and Southeast Asia-focused research, language acquisition, internships, and dissertation write-up during the summer and academic year.  

  • For fellowship descriptions and requirements please visit WEAI's scholarships and grants webpage:
  • Note:  Fellowship and grant recipients must be current Columbia University students during the term of their funded project. Students graduating in May are not eligible for WEAI funding in the summer following graduation.


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