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LIASE Chinese Language Summer Fellowship for Environmental Studies

Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment

for students interested in studying the environment to pursue Chinese Language Study Abroad in the Summer

Open to freshmen, sophomores and juniors

The fellow must be enrolled in an approved academic program while abroad. Students must have at least one year of Chinese studies at Vassar or equivalent to receive the fellowship.  Two scholarships for $2,500 are expected to be awarded. 

Campus Deadline is March 25, this includes all letters of recommendation.

  1. Use the Recommendation Registration Form to register two people to serve as your referees.  One letter of recommendation must be from a Vassar faculty member. You must register your writers before you submit your application and inform them that the letters are due by the campus deadline. 
  2. Download the Budget Worksheet and complete prior to completing your application. You will need it when you are ready to submit.
  3. Complete the LIASE Chinese Language Fellowship application and submit it by the campus deadline. 

It is your responsibility to keep the fellowships office informed of changes and updates regarding your anticipated study. The Cornelisen Fellowship selection Committee will make all decisions regarding the final awarding of the fellowships. Decisions should be announced in March.

All arrangements in connection with the project including appropriate health insurance, travel and housing are the responsibility of the Fellow.  Vassar College is not responsible for any physical or mental injury, illness or property loss sustained by a Fellow during the course of his or her fellowship.  All Fellows will submit a report outlining the summer's work and providing a brief financial accounting to the Office for Fellowships by September 8.