Since 1990, the Foundation has awarded over $11.2 million in language grants. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced study of an Asian language in Asia for American citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have a college degree and who plan to use an Asian language in their careers. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for study of the principal modern languages of East and Southeast Asia such as: Chinese, Vietnamese, Tibetan, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Korean, Khmer, Burmese, and Malaysian. Consideration will be given to other East or Southeast Asian languages on an individual basis. Grants will not be made for the study of Asian languages not in current use. The deadline is usually in December. Visit the Blakemore Foundation’s Language Grants for Advanced Asian Language Study webpage for an application.
Blakemore Refresher Grants—Blakemore Refresher Grants are short-term grants available to former Blakemore or Blakemore Freeman Fellows, professors who are teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States whose degree is in an Asian field, post-doctoral professionals whose degree is in an Asian field, and graduates of the regular academic-year programs at IUC-Yokohama, IUP-Beijing, and the ICLP-Taipei. The deadline is usually in December. Visit the Blakemore Refresher Grants webpage for more information.