Established in honor of the Hirose family, this scholarship enables outstanding students and faculty to conduct independent research and language training in East Asia.


  • Three grants of up to $6,000 each is awarded in honor of the Hirose family. Projects that do not receive a Hirose grant will be considered for general Dean Rusk grant support.
  • The grant supports independent, ambitious student and faculty experiences in East Asia; study abroad programs and group projects are not eligible for this grant.
  • The project must involve at least seven weeks outside of the U.S. (This restriction does not apply to faculty.)

Application Process

  • Start planning your proposal early.
  • Apply during the spring Dean Rusk Program grant cycle (mid-February deadline).

For more information, email Dean Rusk Director Jane Zimmerman at