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 deadline for the summer 2019 program will be December 1, 2018. Application materials will be posted in spring 2018.
Since its inception in 1998, through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, the Student-Faculty Fellows Program has awarded 217 grants to 1034 fellows from 109 member institutions.
The SFF 2018 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 2018 ASIANetwork Annual Conference.
Students travel to Asia with faculty mentors to pursue their projects in summer 2018.
Students complete projects after the trip under faculty mentorship.
Students present projects at the 2019 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, 2017
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.