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Luce Scholars Program

Goes By: Luce

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.

About this Fellowship

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship that offers early career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia.

Deadlines are typically in early October, but be sure to check the competition website for the current cycle’s deadline.

This is a nationally competitive fellowship that aims to forge stronger relationships across geographic borders by creating opportunities for young Americans to deepen their ties and understanding of the countries, cultures, and people of Asia. The program is focused on supporting people from a wide range of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia—and who might not otherwise have an opportunity to come to know Asia intimately.

Candidates may be graduating seniors, recent graduates, and young professionals under the age of 32 at the time they depart for Asia or no more than three years out from receiving bachelor’s degree. Unlike in previous years, candidates are no longer required to obtain a nomination or endorsement from an approved partner institution.

Award Value

Awardees receive a stipend, intensive language training, an individualized professional work placement relevant to their interests, and regular meetings with support staff and the full cohort.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Masters, Doctoral


US Citizen, Permanent Resident
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: May 7, 2024

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