UO receives renewal in grants from Freeman Foundation

Hallie Rosner during her internship with Holt International in Cambodia

The Freeman Foundation has announced it will renew a $100,000 grant to support University of Oregon students conducting internships in East and Southeast Asia, administered by the UO’s Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.

The grants provide graduate and undergraduate students with awards of up to $6,000. Seventeen UO students received grants last year, allowing them to choose internships in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam.

The Freeman Foundation is designed to support American undergraduates with financial need who are planning to study in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. students with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia, its people and cultures.

“The renewed funding we have received for this program is a direct reflection of the high standard of excellence that previous fellows have set,” said Professor Jeff Hanes, director of CAPS. “We have good reason to be proud of the impressive international engagement of our students.”

To be considered for a Freeman Internship fellowship, candidates must submit completed applications by the following deadlines: Dec. 1, Feb. 1 and April 1. Information and the application can be found online.

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies is a research and outreach center devoted to promoting understanding of the Asia-Pacific region. It is one of seven component units in the Global Studies Institute in the Office of International Affairs. Its primary aim is to foster collaborative and individual research engaging Asia-interested scholars from the UO, the nation, and around the world. The Center is distinctive in terms of its geographic scope with programmatic focus on East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific Islands.

- from the UO Office of International Affairs