Jeffrey Cheah Travel Grant


The Jeffrey Cheah Travel Grants for Southeast Asia provides the financial means for an exchange programme between Harvard University and Sunway Education Group affiliates.


Available twice a year, they include economy class return airfare, and a living expense stipend.

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The Jeffrey Cheah Travel Grants for Southeast Asia were established in 2013 with the financial support of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation.

The exchange programme is designed to advance Southeast Asia-focussed teaching and research by engaging Harvard University staff and students with Sunway University by supporting Southeast Asian scholars who wish to travel to Harvard.

The grants provide researchers in Southeast Asia with the opportunity to travel to Harvard to share their academic findings, present lectures, meet like-minded scholars and tap into the university’s library and museum collections.

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The Jeffrey Cheah Travel Grants are available twice a year and are open to staff and students from Harvard University, as well as staff and students from the Sunway Education Group (Sunway University and Sunway Group of Colleges).

Applicants must submit an application form (inclusive of research proposal and expected outcome of travel), their CV, and a letter of recommendation.

For those travelling from Malaysia, the award includes a return economy class airfare to the U.S. and a stipend to cover basic living expenses.

Further inquiries can be directed to @email.


Application Deadlines

Apply by 30 April 
for travel between September – December

Apply by 30 September 
for travel between February – May