Luce Scholars Program deadline on Oct. 22

October 8, 2012

The Luce Scholars Program is open to seniors, graduate students, alumni from recent classes and junior faculty.  It places young scholars from a wide variety of intellectual fields in 10-month internships in selected countries in Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. On the other hand, candidates may have taken Asian language or Asia-focused courses on a U.S. campus (without majoring in Asian Studies). They may have spent up to a total of eight weeks, or have participated in a university-organized summer program, in one or more countries where Luce Scholars are placed. If in doubt as to whether your prior experience disqualifies you, please contact me. Nominees must be American citizens not yet 30 years old on July 1, 2013 and who have earned at least a bachelor’s degree or expect to receive one by July 1, 2013. Prospective MIT candidates must apply through the Center for International Studies (CIS).  MIT/CIS is permitted to forward THREE applications this year to the Luce Foundation. Applications must be received by CIS by Monday, October 22nd, 2012. More information is available online at  Many of your questions can be answered on the FAQ page.  The Application Form is also available for download online as a Word document.

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