Student-Faculty Fellows Program
New For 2021
- New, streamlined application involves faculty applicant only
- Student essays, resumes, etc., no longer required
- If pandemic prohibits summer 2021 projects, grant recipients will receive extensions to summer 2022
- 8 to 10 grants ranging from $20,000 to $46,000 each
- Two-campus option
- No cost to college for conference attendance
Since its inception in 1998, through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, the Student-Faculty Fellows Program (SFF) has awarded 234 grants to 1135 fellows from 113 member institutions.
The SFF 2021 program will emphasize five core ideas:
- Current global issues in an Asian context
- Interaction and collaboration with the people of Asia
- Practical and professional skill development
- Student career and professional preparation
- Strong faculty mentorship of students
- Students and faculty mentors develop projects and make application.
- Faculty mentors attend orientation at the 2021 ASIANetwork Annual Conference.
- Students travel to Asia with faculty mentors to pursue their projects in summer 2021.
- Students conduct post-trip activities and complete projects under faculty mentorship.
- Students present projects at the 2021 ASIANetwork Annual Conference.
- Open to U.S. ASIANetwork member institutions and all academic disciplines
- One faculty mentor and 3 – 4 undergraduate students from the same institution
- Two faculty mentors and 4 – 6 undergraduate students from the same institution
- Only one non-U.S. student/group (as per Freeman Foundation stipulations)
New Two-Campus Option
- One faculty member from each member institution
- 2 – 4 students/college; 6 student maximum for the group
- No more than 1 non-US student per group
- Separate applications, budget, and supporting documents (deans letter, etc.) from each faculty member
- NOTE: Linked applicants are considered as one application and selected or denied together.
- Contact SFF Director Zheya Gai for more information regarding application procedures for this option.
- Up to $5,000 per mentor and student, a maximum of $40,000 for a team of eight
- Additional faculty mentor stipend at $1,000 per student
- Application Process and Deadlines
- Application deadline: December 1, 2020
Zheya Gai, Ph.D., Director, Student-Faculty Fellows Program