Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

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National Deadline: December 30, 2013
Official Website and Application


The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. The Blakemore Foundation offers fellowships to fund a year of advanced language abroad to college graduates using East or Southeast Asian language in their careers.

The Award

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs.


Applicants for the Blakemore Freeman Fellowship must:

  • Be pursuing an academic, professional* or business career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language
  • Have a college undergraduate degree
  • Be in or near an advanced level in the language as defined in the grant guidelines (Minimum requirement is 3 years of study of the language at college level or equivalent fluency)
  • Able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time language study during the term of the grant. Grants are not made for part-time study or research.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States

* Professional - see website for details

The Application

Please see official website for application details.

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