Luce Scholars Program for U.S. Scholars

Each year, the Luce Scholars Program is open for any U.S  scholars who are willing to spend up to 12 weeks in selected Asian countries studying diversity field. Up to 18 fellows will be selected to receive the award. Each of them will be granted financial support that cover  stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia. The closing date of application is October each year.

Fellowship Description
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program.

Award Value
The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia.

Level and Area of Studies
Non-degree program in every field other than Asian studies, including but not limited to the arts, journalism, law, medicine, science, public health, environmental studies, and international relations.

Place of Study
In the Asian countries as follow: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Eligibility and Criteria
Candidates must be U.S. citizens who, by July 1 of the year they enter the program, will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Luce Scholar candidates are nominated by seventy-five colleges and universities. Completed applications necessary for institutional endorsement are due by mid-October at most participating schools.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only U.S. citizens are invited to apply.

Application Instruction
Please see further instruction of application procedure at the link below.

Submission Deadline
Each nominating institution has an internal application deadline, typically sometime in October, as well as procedures for internal candidate review.

Website and Application Link