Barbara Yen Sun Prize First Round Application

The Asian Studies Program faculty is pleased to announce the Barbara Yen Sun Prize competition. Students majoring in East Asian Studies or Asian Studies-Transregional or minoring in Asian Studies and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and research in East Asian Studies are eligible. The prize of $500-$800 may be used to support innovative independent study projects involving East Asia, including but not limited to senior thesis research. Apply before November 30.

Selection: Application by students. There are two application deadlines. The first round due date is November 30. If there is no award recipient in the first round, the second round due date will be January 31.

Application requirements:

  • Letter of application
  • Project proposal, including research objectives and budget
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation from project advisor

Please submit application material via email to Denise Falk ( Your project advisor should send the letter of recommendation directly to Denise Falk.