The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $14 million in language grants to individuals using an East or Southeast Asian language in their careers.
Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply.
An applicant must have (at minimum) a bachelor's degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.
Blakemore Refresher Grants provide individuals in mid-career an opportunity to refresh their advanced Asian language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester.
2016 Language Grant Applications Now Available
Applications for the 2016 cycle are now available online. The application deadline is December 30, 2015.
Our website has answers to many common questions. You may also contact the Foundation by phone at (206) 359-8778 or email.