This program provides grants for a team of students and faculty from a member institution to conduct a summer project in East and Southeast Asia.
The application guidelines for the Summer 2018 program will be available in May 2017. These guidelines will remain largely the same.
Applications due 1 December, 2017.
Since its inception in 1998, through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, the Student-Faculty Fellows Program has awarded 210 grants to 998 fellows from 106 member institutions.
The SFF 2017 program will emphasize five core ideas:
- Current global issues in an Asian context
- Interaction and collaboration with the people of Asia
- Practical and professional skill development
- Student career and professional preparation
- Strong faculty mentorship of students
Students and faculty mentors develop projects and make application.
Faculty mentors attend orientation at the 2017 ASIANetwork Annual Conference.
Students travel to Asia with faculty mentors to pursue their projects.
Students complete projects after the trip under faculty mentorship.
Students present projects at the 2018 ASIANetwork Annual Conference.
Open to all academic disciplines
One faculty mentor and 3 – 4 undergraduate students
Two faculty mentors and 4 – 6 undergraduate students
Only one non-U.S. student/group (as per Freeman Foundation stipulations)
All members of a project team must be from the same institution
Maximum grant: $46,000; $5,000 for each faculty mentor and student
Faculty stipend: $1,000 per student
Application Process and Deadlines
Application deadline: December 1, 2016
Zheya Gai, Ph.D., Director, Student-Faculty Fellows Program, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.