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Asian Cultural Council (ACC) Fellowships

ACC supports cultural exchange in the visual and performing arts between the U.S. and Asia. Award amounts cover living costs and travel; awards vary from one month to one year.

The Asian Cultural Council's online application form is available each year in September and October. To apply to ACC, you must be an artist, an arts or humanities professional, a scholar, or a graduate/post-graduate student in a related field. Your country of permanent residence must be within Asia or the United States, and your proposed project must take place outside of your home country, also in either the United States or Asia.

Disciplines Funded
ACC supports individuals working in the following disciplines:

Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Arts Administration, Arts Criticism, Conservation, Crafts, Curation, Dance, Film/Video, Literature (for projects to and from Japan only), Museum Studies, Music, Photography, Theater, Visual Art

Eligible Countries
Applicants must originate from, and be travelling to, the following countries:

Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Bhutan, Korea, Singapore,Brunei,Laos, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Macau, Taiwan, China, Malaysia, Thailand, East Timor, Mongolia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Myanmar, United States, India,and Nepal


November 1

Application Procedure:
Student applies directly

Eligible to Apply:

Undergraduate: Senior

Graduate: At any stage

Award Type:
Study / Research Abroad

Award Period:
Academic Year (Graduate)
Post Graduate School

Disciplines / Areas of Study or Interest:
Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences

Additional Qualifications:

Last Updated:
June 12, 2017

Last Updated: 9/12/17