Asia Center Graduate Summer Language Grant

Harvard University Asia Center

These grants are for students enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program at Harvard, in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences or any of its professional schools, for study during the summer of an East Asian language (including the Altaic languages), or of one of the languages of South or Southeast Asia.

Study should take place at accredited programs outside of the United States, but exceptions may be made when this is not possible.

Priority will be given to advanced study in a primary language, to the study of a secondary language that is necessary for the completion of the degree, or to the study of a secondary language that is necessary for advanced research.

Grants will normally not exceed $8,000. Students are encouraged to budget realistically and, when appropriate, to seek support from other sources, which may be combined with Asia Center funds.

Students applying to a Harvard Summer School language program should first explore submitting an application for a tuition waiver from GSAS. Students should consult their academic departments for application procedures and deadlines.

Apply via CARAT at

Application Deadline

Friday, February 7, 2020

Application Requirements

  • CARAT application
  • 1-2 page statement of purpose
  • Transcript (online grade report is acceptable)
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Resume

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