Graduate Student Awards

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures would like to recognize the accomplishments of our graduate students. A few are mentioned below:

  • Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast Conference (ASPAC) - Mori-ASPAC Prize
    • The Mori-ASPAC Prize recognizes extraordinary graduate student scholarship in any area of research pertaining to Asian studies, and is awarded to the author of the best paper.
      • 2021: Katherine Whatley
      • 2015: Hangping Xu
  • Blakemore Freeman Fellowship
    • Blakemore Foundation Grants for graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and working professionals for an academic year abroad in full-time intensive Asian language study. 
      • 2018-19: Elise Huerta
  • Centennial Teaching Assistant Award
    • The Centennial Teaching Assistant (CTA) Award recognizes outstanding teaching assistants (TAs) for their tremendous service and dedication in providing excellent classroom instruction for Stanford students.
      • 2021: Lin Meng Walsh
      • 2019: Jiajing Wang
      • 2017: Paul Ganir
      • 2015: Hangping Xu
  • G.J. Pigott Scholars Program Award

    • This competitive award, a gift from the Pigott family, recognizes graduate students in the Humanities whose work is of the highest quality.  
      • 2021-22: Matthew Palmer
  • Society for American Archeology's Dissertation Award

    • The Society for American Archaeology Awards recognize and honor knowledge and professional achievements at all career levels--from student and early career archaeologists to those who have made lasting contributions to the Society and the profession. 

      • 2019: Hao Zhao

  • Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS) - Best Graduate Student Paper Award

    • The Southwest Conference on Asian Studies is a regional conference of the Association for Asian Studies and recognizes the best paper submitted by a graduate student in Asian studies.

      • 2020: Melissa Hosek

  • Stanford Alumni Association Student Awards - Graduate Student Community Impact Award

    • The Stanford Alumni Association recognizes graduate students who have enhanced the Stanford community through their exemplary leadership of a student organization, creation of an event or program, or other unique campus contribution. These outstanding students have fostered a sense of belonging and inspired enthusiasm among fellow grad students.

      • 2020: Melissa Hosek

      • 2019: David Hazard

  • Stanford Humanities Center Dissertation Prize Fellowship

    • The SHC Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowships are awarded to doctoral students whose work is of the highest distinction and promise. Recipients have offices at the Humanities Center and take part with other graduate and faculty fellows in the Center's programs, promoting humanistic research and education at Stanford.

      • 2019-20: Mei Li Inouye

  • Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF)

    • The Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF) is a competitive University-wide program that awards three-year fellowships to outstanding doctoral students engaged in interdisciplinary research.

      • 2020: Maciej Kurzynski (Satre Family Fellow)

  • Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship

    • The Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship recognizes advanced humanities doctoral students whose work is of the highest quality and who demonstrate the promise of further outstanding achievement.

      • 2021-22: Elise Huerta