Travel Grant Application Guide

In order to advance teaching and research by faculty and students of Harvard University and to support scholarly engagement on Southeast Asia with Harvard by Southeast Asia based scholars, the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation has established a continuing series of grants to support research and education-related travel to and from Malaysia and South-East Asia.

This grants will better enable members of the Harvard community to travel to South-East Asia (with Malaysia as priority) for research and study, and for scholars and practitioners on South-East Asia studies from institutions in South-East Asia to travel to Harvard to present lectures and conduct research utilizing the University’s library and museum collections and its faculties expertise.


Staff members and students from the Sunway Education Group institutions (Sunway University and Sunway Group of Colleges):

• Continuing staff member with at least one year of service;
• Enrolled full-time students

Scope of Award

Return economy class airfare to US and stipend to cover basic living expenses.

Selection Criteria

1. Academic quality of the proposal;
2. Alignment of research/projects/studies with the objectives of the grant;
3. Expected outcomes of travel

Closing Dates

April 30

For travel period Sept – mid Dec

September 30

For travel period end Jan – May

How to Apply

Applicants to submit the following to the Office Manager, Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia:

1: Application Form

Complete the Travel Grant Application Form

2: Your CV

A curriculum vitae including a summary of your educational and academic backgrounds as well as teaching and research experience, publications, presentations, awards, honors, affiliations and other details like interest, special projects that you have led/participated in as well as any unusual activities or achievements.

3: Letter of Recommendation

Letter of Recommendation (to be emailed directly to: