Carriebright Fellowship

The Carrie Gordon Tribute Fellowship (also known as the "Carriebright") provides up to $10,000 in funding to a Princeton in Asia fellow or a recent alumnus/a (within 5 years of his/her PiA year) to work in Asia beyond the end of his/her fellowship. The funding must be used to support a public service project of his/her choice that best embodies Carrie’s spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to public service. The projects may be personal (a Vietnamese-American fellow who would like to build a library in her family's home village) or wider-ranging (a fellow in China who needs support for a project to bring eyeglasses to all the students in the area of Hunan in which he taught). Criteria for selection will include the project's impact, feasibility and sustainability, as well as the qualifications of the applicant.

How to Apply

The 2019-2020 application is now closed. The 2020-2021 application will open in January 2020 and close in April 2020. Please contact us at if you have any questions, would like to learn more about the Fellowship, or are planning on applying. It is important to get the ball rolling on your planning and proposal writing so please be in touch ASAP so that we can support you in the process.

Previous Grant Winners


Annie Vodhanel Preis


Annie conducted a storytelling project based in Indonesia, serving the communities of Aceh Tengah and Aceh Besar, both of which were devastated by the 2004 tsunami and heavily impacted by decades of civil conflict.


Brent Scharschmidt


Brent spent a year on the Thai-Burma border in order to understand the obstacles facing health care delivery in conflict-affected areas -- as well as help find ways around them -- by implementing a malnutrition program targeting children under age 5.


Ann Waddell


Seeking to bear witness to the profound effects of urbanization and industrialization on those who are left behind, Ann lived in the village of Dadizui in southeastern Sichuan Province, taking videos and large-scale photographs and compiling these visual narratives in a book.


Dan White


While serving as a PiA fellow at Can Tho University, Dan launched The Can Tho Youth Empowerment Project, which works to cultivate meaningful exchanges between students at Can Tho University and the broader community by engaging in charitable works.


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