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Graduate Student Resources

Departmental Resources

EALC Shared Box Folder

The department has created an online resource for EALC graduate students to share and review materials submitted by other EALC graduate students, as well as online forms. For information or to request access, please contact Cyril Millendez, Student Services Officer.

  • Sample Documents: This sub-folder includes conference paper abstracts, dissertation abstracts, travel grant forms, grant proposals, dissertation prospectuses, theses, etc.

EALC Shared Box Folder Link

EALC Grad Student & TA Handbook

A compendium to the Stanford University Bulletin (ExploreDegrees) and the Graduate Academic Policies and Procedures (GAP) handbook. This handbook supplements ExploreDegrees, GAP, and other University publications by providing information about department-specific policies and procedures. Further information and resources are available from the Director of Graduate Studies, your advisor, and department staff.

EALC Grad Student Handbook

EALC TA Handbook

Shared Office Space

Advanced grad students who are writing dissertations or serving as teaching assistants (TAs) will be assigned shared offices. Students should make requests for office space with Jeanne Su, Director of Finance and Operations.

Print & Copy Needs

EALC students may make up to 1,000 copies per year on the department copier. Students may also print from the department printers, available in the basement copy room.

EALC Department Prizes, Grants, and Internships

Connie Chin Memorial Prize for Writing in East Asian Studies

The Connie Chin Memorial Prize for Writing in East Asian Studies recognizes and rewards outstanding examples of writing in an essay, term paper, or thesis produced during the current academic year, in any area of East Asian Studies, broadly defined. It is dedicated to beloved colleague Connie Chin (1946-2020), who enjoyed a 44-year career at Stanford beginning in 1976, moving several times between the Center for East Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, where she spent her last 13 years as Department Manager. Application Deadline: May 31 annually.

Link to Student Prizes and Fellowships

John Wang Funds

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is pleased to announce two grants in honor of the late Professor John C. Wang. These grants are made possible by generous financial contributions from Professor Wang and his family.

  • Link to John Wang Funds
  • John Wang Conference Travel GrantsEach year two graduate students will be awarded a conference travel grant up to $1,500 against receipts for airfare, hotel, ground transportation, and conference registration. Students must be presenting a paper at a reputable academic conference.
  • John Wang Summer Grants Each year two graduate students who have been admitted to a reputable summer language or interdisciplinary training program will each be eligible for financial assistance up to $4,000. See application form for list of approved programs. Any other program needs to be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Department Travel Grant

Our department has set aside travel funds for graduate students who wish to travel to conferences outside of Stanford University. Students must be presenting their paper/research at these events. Graduate students should download the Department Travel Grant and submit the application to the Department Chair and copy the Student Services Officer for review. The Department Travel Grant will reimburse up to $500 for related travel (airfare, lodging, incidental charges, etc.). M.A. students may receive up to 1 Department Travel Grant per academic year. Ph.D. students may receive up to 2 Department Travel Grants per academic year; depending on the circumstances, two Department Travel Grants may be combined. See the Doctoral Handbook for application details.

Link to the Department Travel Grant

Professional Society Membership Reimbursement

Our department will provide reimbursement of membership dues: up to one membership per year for students in years 1-3 and up to two memberships per year for students in years 4+. Please submit the Membership Dues Reimbursement Application and receipts to the Student Services Officer. Students can either submit reimbursement for one membership at a time or both at once.

Link to Professional Society Membership Reimbursement 

Stanford Global Studies Internship Program

 In collaboration with EALC, the Stanford Global Studies (SGS) Internship Program is now open to EALC graduate students. Students are only eligible to accept an SGS internship if they do not have any incomplete grades in existing courses. The overall base stipend of $7,000 is provided by the host organization, the program, or both. Internships available will be announced by SGS every Autumn with application deadlines in early February. For more information, please contact

Link to Stanford Global Studies Internship Program

Stanford University Resources

Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS)

CEAS provides limited funding opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in East Asian Studies. Upon arrival, graduate students should sign up for the CEAS weekly events e-newsletter. This will keep you up-to-date on events about China, Japan, and Korea all over campus. Various funding opportunities are listed on their Prizes and Fellowships website.

  • Conference Travel Grants

  • CEAS Summer Grants

  • Academic-Year Fellowship for the Study of Women in Asia

  • Academic-Year FLAS Fellowships for Continuing Graduate Students

Link to CEAS Prizes and Fellowships

Diversity Dissertation Research Opportunity (DDRO) Fund

VPGE awards funding on a competitive basis to support doctoral dissertation research expenses on diversity-related topics. These awards are intended to pay research costs, including such costs as travel, data acquisition, translation, etc. where the dissertation topic focuses on the impact of socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, work, or life experiences. DDRO awards are capped at $5,000.

Link to the DDRO Fund

Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)

FSI provides support to faculty, students, and researchers for academic activities aimed at building student and instructor skills and capacity in the field of international studies. Please review the FSI website for more information regarding funding types, eligibility, proposal guidelines, and deadlines. A sample of notable opportunities is listed here:

  • Dissertation Grants in Japanese  and Chinese Studies
  • International Security Fellowships
  • CDDRL Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships
  • Stanford Center at Peking University Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Program
  • Graduate Student Grant Competition
  • FSI’s Global Student Fellows Program
  • The John and Jackie Lewis Fund to Support Research in Asia

Link to FSI Fellowships

Graduate Research Opportunities (GRO) Fund

The School of Humanities and Sciences offers a Graduate Research Opportunities (GRO) initiative to award humanities and social sciences students grants of up to $5,000 for research expenses directly related to the dissertation. There are two application submission deadlines: one in November and one in April. Eligibility guidelines and the application form for GRO funds are available at the link below.

Link to the GRO Fund

Stanford Humanities Center (SHC) Fellowships

The Stanford Humanities Center (SHC) and the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) collaborate to administer two Stanford humanities dissertation fellowships: the SHC Dissertation Prize and the Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. Stanford students may submit one application to be considered for one or both of these fellowships.

Link to SHC Fellowships

SHC Career Launch Fellowship

The Stanford Humanities Center established the Career Launch Fellowship program to support Stanford graduate students in year 7 or above whose work demonstrates accomplished work of the highest distinction and the promise of future achievement. The fellowships are intended to serve as a bridge between the end of the university's formal support and the transition to a postdoctoral fellowship or a faculty position. 

Link to the SHC Career Launch Fellowship

Fellowships and Funding through the School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S)

H&S graduate students may apply to the fellowships and awards offered through this portal.

Link to H&S Fellowships and Funding

Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) Fellowships

The Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) accepts applications for teaching fellowship positions in the Civic, Liberal, and Global Education (COLLEGE) program. The COLLEGE Fellowship replaces the earlier Thinking Matters Fellowship. The COLLEGE fellowship is only open to internal Stanford candidates. You must either hold a PhD from Stanford or currently be a postdoc at Stanford to qualify. 

Link to COLLEGE Fellowships

Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) Fellowhips

Fellows in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) are responsible for teaching courses that fulfill the undergraduate writing and rhetoric requirement at Stanford University. Advanced degree from Stanford (Ph.D. preferred) from any discipline and an interest in teaching, particularly the teaching of writing, research, and oral presentation.

Link to PWR Fellowships

Overseas Resource Center (ORC) at Bechtel International Center

ORC provides advising for undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs and recent alums pursuing scholarships for study and research abroad. Over 30 scholarships are administered through this office and include such awards as the Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, and Churchill. The Center offers one-on-one and group advising sessions and provides support in all aspects of the application process, including interview preparation. In addition to their advising services, the ORC maintains a library of scholarship literature, binders of successful application essays, and for some of our awards, a mentor database of previous Stanford scholars. There are also regular information sessions and application workshops. ORC has a robust scholarship search page. Below are a few scholarships that may be of interest to our student population:

Link to the ORC at Bechtel

Stanford Financial Aid Office

The Financial Aid Office has limited funds available to help graduate students dealing with difficult financial situations, and provide grants such as:

  • Graduate Student Aid Fund: This program was established to assist a limited number of graduate students with University fees such as the Campus Health Service Fee and Cardinal Care Insurance when those fees cause a significant hardship. Students who demonstrate need will be eligible for small amounts to cover specific charges.
  • Emergency Grant-In-Aid Funds: Emergency Grant-in-Aid Funds assist graduate students who experience a financial emergency or unanticipated expenses (e.g., medical or dental) causing financial hardship. This program is designed to assist those who cannot reasonably resolve their financial difficulty through fellowships or loans.
  • Graduate Housing Loan: Graduate and professional students may apply for loan funds from the University to help with move-in costs for off-campus housing, such as first and last month's rent and security deposit.

Link to the Stanford Financial Aid Office

Fellowships and Funding through the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE)

The Office of the VPGE provides competitive funding to support individual doctoral students, student groups, and department-based projects.

Link to VPGE Fellowships and Funding

Helpful Resources for H&S Students and Postdocs

The H&S Dean's Office provides a consolidated list of available resources. In particular, they have clearly identified confidential resources, formal procedures for students to file grievances and concerns, and expanded financial resources.

Link to Helpful Resources for H&S Students and Postdocs

External Resources