In July 2013, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation endowed a generous benefaction to Harvard University to establish the Jeffrey Cheah Funds for Southeast Asia Studies; the Jeffrey Cheah Professorship and the Jeffrey Cheah Visiting Professorship, both in perpetuity, and the Jeffrey Cheah Travel Grants.
This initiative is aimed at advancing teaching and support scholarly engagement on Southeast Asia Studies at Harvard University and to enable two-way flow of scholars and researchers between Harvard University and the Sunway Education Group. It is also envisioned that the contribution will provide the impetus to strengthen Malaysia as a centre for educational and research excellence in the study of South-East Asia as a growing influence in the global community.
The Travel Grants specifically, serve the objective to enable members of the Harvard community to travel to Southeast Asia (with Malaysia as the priority) for research and study; and likewise, for scholars and practitioners on Southeast Asia studies to travel to Harvard to present lectures and conduct research.
For travel to Harvard from Malaysia (Sunway Education Group):
Return economy class airfare to the United States and stipend to cover basic living expenses.
Applicants to submit the following to Lee Chooi Yee (firstname.lastname@example.org), Senior Executive – Administration, Jeffrey Cheah Institute:
Lee Chooi Yee
Senior Executive – Administration,
Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia
Tel No: 03-7491 8622 (ext: 7520)
For Travel to Malaysia (Sunway Education Group) from Harvard:
Please apply via CARAT at https://asperin.fas.harvard.edu/carat/