Limited financial aid is available for RSEA students and this aid is awarded solely on the basis of merit. All applicants are encouraged to apply to all outside sources of funding for which they are eligible (e.g., Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, NSF, etc.). Advanced planning is often required as the deadline for some grants is before our application deadline.
The Harvard-Yenching Institute's RSEA fellowship is for Asian nationals who are committed to pursuing a Ph.D. as preparation for an academic career and who plan to return to Asia to teach upon completion of their graduate studies. There are a limited number of fellowships available and nominations for the fellowship are made solely by the RSEA Admissions Committee. Eligible candidates admitted into the RSEA Program are automatically considered and no direct application or solicitation is permitted. Applicants who hold degrees from English-medium universities located outside of Asia are ineligible. This grant is awarded for consecutive years of study only and the program must be completed within two years. Please note that this fellowship is only for Harvard RSEA admitted students and not transferable to other programs or universities.
We request that applicants to the RSEA program should not contact faculty members to request nomination for funding.