ASIANetwork, through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, will continue to run the Student-Faculty Fellows Program during the summers of 2011 and 2012. The initial program cycle, run during the summers of 1998, 1999, and 2000, supported the research of thirty teams (a faculty mentor and one student researcher) in Asia, sixty “Fellows” in all. Beginning in 2001, the program expanded on this model, allowing each faculty mentor to take up to five students to Asia, to conduct research. The most recent $866,000 grant from the Freeman Foundation will support from 10 to 14 faculty mentors to take up to five students to Asia each summer in 2011 and 2012. When the summer 2011 program is completed, the program will have provided 158 grants to 696 student-faculty fellows from 94 different colleges to undertake research in a wide range of topics throughout East and Southeast Asia.
See former program director Teddy Amoloza’s retrospective on the history and the impact of the Freeman Program in the Spring 2004 issue of ASIANetwork Exchange. See also AsiaNetwork’s tribute to Buck Freeman.