Incorporated by Thomas and Frances Blakemore in the year 1990 the Blakemore Foundation, encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and strives to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States.
These Grants are highly competitive and are awarded for study of the following modern languages of East and Southeast Asia. The Blakemore Foundation makes grants for study only at specific language programs.
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs.
To be eligible for a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship, an applicant must:
- Be pursuing an academic, professional or business career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language
- Have a college undergraduate degree
- Be at or near an advanced level in the language as defined in the grant guidelines (Minimum requirement is 3 years of study of the language at college level or equivalent fluency)
- Able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant. Grants are not made for part-time study or research.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States
Blakemore Refresher Grants are required to offer mid-career professionals an opportunity to refresh their language skills by attending a full-time language program for a summer or semester. Applicants for Refresher Grants must meet all the eligibility requirements for Blakemore Freeman Fellowships, and be a member of one of the following groups:
- Former Blakemore Freeman Fellows
- Professors who are teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States
- Professionals working in an Asian field
The next deadline for applications is December 30, 2012 for study starting between June 2013 and May 2014.
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