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Faculty Grants for Japanese Studies

UCLA Center for Japanese Studies

Program Summary

Center Sasakawa grants provide support for UCLA faculty members for the pursuit of artistic, literary, social scientific, and professional investigations concerning Japan. Awards will be made in the following categories:

I. Faculty Small Grants

Faculty Grants ($5,000 maximum) in the field of Japanese Studies will normally be available only to UCLA ladder faculty. Only bona fide research projects in Japanese studies can be supported because of the limited funding. Under this grant, the support of book purchases should not exceed $300. Applications for salary supplements for UCLA faculty or visiting Japanese scholars will not be funded. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated competence in the Japanese language.

II. Academic Exchange Programs, Conferences, Symposia, and Workshops

Grants will be available for the support of academic exchange programs, conferences, symposia, and workshops involving Japanese universities and research institutions. (Normally grants are limited for $5,000 maximum unless exceptional circumstances prevail). The primary purpose of these grants is to supplement available funding on a matching basis. Under exceptional circumstances, a grant might be used to support efforts leading to opportunities for funding from extramural sources such as the Japan Foundation and other foundations. Detailed budgetary estimates should accompany each application.


March 1, 2005.

Application and for more information

Application forms are available from and should be sumbitted to: The UCLA Center for Japanese Studies International Studies and Overseas Program (ISOP) 11250 Bunche Hall 148703 Tel: (310) 825-8681; Fax: (310) 206-3555. Please specify which application form you wish to receive. Application forms are also downloadable from our Web site (

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