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Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies

Harvard University Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Program Summary:

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University will offer several postdoctoral fellowships in Japanese studies to recent PhDs of exceptional promise, to give them the opportunity to turn their dissertations into publishable manuscripts.


Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree in 2001 or later, in Japanese studies in any area of the hymanities or social sciences. Thoose who are chosen to receive fellowships must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2006.


Each fellowship will cover a 10- or 12-month period, beginning July 1 or September 1, 2006, with a stipend of $40,000 and health insurance coverage for grantee. First option for publication of manuscripts will rest with the Harvard University Asia Center, for its Harvard East Asian Monographs series.

Postdoctoral fellows will be provided office space, and access to libraries and resources of Harvard University.


Must be received by February 1, 2006


Applicants should submit one original and five copies of a complete application consisting of the following:

Official transcript of grades
Curriculun vitae
List of publications
Two letters of recommendation
Dissertation abstract and table of contents
Plan of research
Cover sheet

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Asia Institute