The Eide Center is pleased to offer two scholarships for undergraduate students who plan to go abroad for Chinese language study, and two scholarships for doctoral students in the research and writing phase of their dissertation. See below for details on eligibility and how to apply. 

Elling O. Eide Undergraduate Scholarship for Chinese Language Study Abroad 

The Elling Eide Center Research Library and Preserve is offering two scholarships for undergraduate students who plan to study modern Mandarin outside of the United States during the 2022-2023 academic year, either in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) or the Republic of China (Taiwan). Each scholarship will provide $1,000 to defray expenses related to study abroad, including program tuition, room and board, international airfare, passport and visa fees, books, and insurance. One award will be prioritized for students enrolled at the New College of Florida; the other award will be made available to any undergraduate student enrolled at a U.S. institution. Selection is based on academic merit and completed application, including faculty letter of recommendation and application essay.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled at an accredited four-year college or university and in good standing. They must also be accepted to a credit-bearing study abroad program focused on Mandarin language instruction that is approved by the student’s home institution. Language program duration should be at minimum one semester.

To Apply

Applicants must apply directly to the Eide Center online. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. Please send the following materials directly to Dr. Matthew Wells, Director of Research, Elling Eide Center (mwells@ellingoeide.org):

  • A letter of application, not to exceed two single spaced pages, briefly outlining the applicant’s academic major and Chinese language background, current status of the applicant’s study of Chinese, the program to which the applicant is applying and its relevance to the applicant’s course of study, academic goals for study abroad, a plan to build on the study abroad experience after returning to the United States, and the relevance of Chinese language to the applicant’s future career/academic.
  • Acceptance letter or notification of acceptance to a credit bearing study abroad program approved by the applicant’s home institution.
  • One confidential letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s progress with the language and future potential.
  • A copy of the applicant’s transcript

Deadlines

  • For spring 2023: Please submit materials no later than November 30, 2022.
  • For summer 2023: Please submit materials no later than April 1, 2023.

Elling O. Eide Dissertation Research Scholarship

The Elling Eide Center Research Library and Preserve is offering two scholarships for graduate students who plan to conduct dissertation research outside of the United States during the 2022-2023 academic year, either in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) or the Republic of China (Taiwan). The dissertation and research program must be related to the literature, culture, history, or language of Tang (618-906 CE) and pre-Tang Ching or East Asia. Each scholarship will provide $1,500 to defray expenses related to research abroad, including room and board, international airfare, passport and visa fees, material reproduction, and insurance. Selection is based on academic merit and completed application, including faculty letter of recommendation and application essay.

Eligibility

To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program at an accredited U.S. institution, have completed all coursework, passed qualifying or comprehensive examinations, and defended a dissertation prospectus or had a dissertation proposal accepted by their committee.

To Apply

Applicants must apply directly to the Eide Center online. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. Please send the following materials directly to Dr. Matthew Wells, Director of Research, Elling Eide Center (mwells@ellingoeide.org):

  • A research statement, not to exceed two single spaced pages, briefly outlining the applicant’s research project, the current status of the applicant’s research, resources needed to complete the project, a plan for research during the scholarship period (including a timeline, the site of research or institutional affiliations, and anticipated outcomes of the research plan).
  • Letter of invitation or confirmation from the relevant institution(s)
  • Copy of official transcript of graduate coursework
  • One confidential letter of recommendation from the dissertation committee chair speaking to the need for research abroad and the feasibility of the applicant’s plan for research.

Deadlines

  • For spring 2023: Please submit materials no later than November 30, 2022.
  • For summer 2023: Please submit materials no later than April 1, 2023.