Southeast Asian Studies Graduate Scholarship


March 1, 2024


This award is designed to encourage graduate research about Southeast Asia. Awards may be requested for educational expenses, including tuition supplements, travel, equipment purchase, books and supplies, or other educational needs.

The award is made possible by an endowment from Norman Sundberg, Professor Emeritus, Psychology, and Donna Sundberg.

Award Details

1 award of $2,000.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Current Master's, Doctoral, and Law students. 

  • Research interests related to Southeast Asia.

  • Must be enrolled full time at the time of award distribution.

  • Minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.75. In the case of students with no graduate GPA, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they maintained an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or better. 
  • Must be making satisfactory academic progress toward completion of degree requirements. Review the Division of Graduate Studies' satisfactory progress requirement here.

  • Citizens from any country are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to support graduate students from Southeast Asia, specifically, students from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Applicants must apply online. The online application includes:

  • A grant proposal (up to 1500 words on no more than 3 pages) that includes a description of your research/academic interests, how they relate to the requirements of this award, and a description of how you will use these funds.

  • An itemized budget for proposed expenses related to this award
  • Financial need statement:

    • Up to 250 words
    • Address your financial need in whatever terms you feel are most informative
  • 1 letter of recommendation from the designated UO faculty advisor:

    • Enter recommenders' contact information on the application; they will receive an email with a link to upload their letters
    • The letter must describe the student's area of interest and verify that the student is making satisfactory progress per Division of Graduate Studies' requirements.
  • 1 letter of recommendation from another UO faculty member:

    • Enter recommenders' contact information on the application; they will receive an email with a link to upload their letters
    • The letter should describe the student's academic progress and area of interest

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For more information, please contact the Division of Graduate Studies.

Graduate Students with Financial Aid
Receiving this award may reduce your financial aid award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for this (and any other type of) support.

You may apply for this award regardless of immigration status or work eligibility.