2013 Language Grants
The application deadline for our 2013 language grants was December 31, 2012. We have completed interviews and have made grant offers to individuals for our 2013 grants.
2014 Language Grant Applications
The postmark deadline for 2014 language grants will be December 30, 2013.
Application forms for 2014 will be updated and posted on our website by late June.
You may also contact Cathy Scheibner by phone at (206) 359-3684 or email.
not just a matter of improvement, but rather more like having
blinders lifted. I was a Chinese History Ph.D. student before I
received the Blakemore grant and thought I had pretty much reached
the level of Chinese I needed for research.
I passively accepted the fact that Chinese was a confoundedly difficult language and there wasn’t much I could do about it. Now I walk down the aisles of books in the East Asian Reading Room and everything seems clear – I look at sources I struggled with a year ago, and the characters melt and give up their meanings. Inscrutable tomes are now full of stories. I no longer sit at a desk under the suspicious gaze of the librarian, pretending I understand what I’m looking at. Now I do understand. I read the papers. I seize random books from the shelves and pore through them. It is wonderful.
--from final report of Blakemore Freeman Fellow