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Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

Important Dates

National Application Deadline (Application Period): 
Thursday, December 30, 2021


Open to: 
Graduate students
Graduating students
Recent graduates/Alumni
Eligibility requirements: 
  • U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident

  • Completion of undergraduate education

  • At least three years of college-level language study


Application Process: 


The Blakemore Freeman Fellowship does not have a campus process. The national deadline is typically at the end of December. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Should I apply?

Important information, which can help you determine if the Blakemore Freeman Fellowship is right for you, can be found here:

Additional information on the Blakemore Freeman Fellowship, including application criteria, can be found at:

Additional Information


How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official Blakemore Freeman Fellowship website you should  fill out the ORC Interest Form (located at either the top of this page or our ORC homepage). Next, attend an info session. The schedule for current info sessions can be found on the lower left of our ORC homepage:

Amount Awarded: 
Varies; Covers tuition, stipend (airfare, books, accommodation, food, travel, health insurance, immunizations, visa application fees, income taxes, etc.)

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships

The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. The Blakemore Foundation offers fellowships to fund a year of advanced language abroad to college graduates using East or Southeast Asian language in their careers.

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs.

1 year program