Application information for the Summer 2021 program will be posted in mid-May with a deadline of December 1, 2020.
A new, streamlined application process for summer 2021 projects in Asia can be completed entirely by the faculty applicant. Student essays, resumes, and other materials are no longer required. In the event that the pandemic makes summer 2021 projects impossible, grant recipients will be given extensions to summer 2022. ASIANetwork anticipates awarding 8 to 10 grants ranging from $20,000 to $45,000 each.
Since its inception in 1998, through the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, the Student-Faculty Fellows Program (SFF) has awarded 234 grants to 1135 fellows from 113 member institutions.
The SFF 2021 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 2021 ASIANetwork Annual Conference.
Students travel to Asia with faculty mentors to pursue their projects in summer 2021.
Students conduct post-trip activities and complete projects under faculty mentorship.
Students present projects at the 2021 ASIANetwork Annual Conference.
Open to U.S. ASIANetwork member institutions and 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
Up to $5,000 per mentor and student, a maximum of $40,000 for a team of eight
Additional faculty mentor stipend at $1,000 per student
Application Process and Deadlines
Application deadline: December 1, 2020
Zheya Gai, Ph.D., Director, Student-Faculty Fellows Program, email@example.com
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.