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    Jorge Paulo Lemann Scholarship and Fellowship Fund 2017-18

    UCLA proudly announces the Jorge Paulo Lemann Scholarship and Fellowship Fund, established to strengthen educational exchange between UCLA and Brazil. The fund will provide partial support to Brazilian students accepted for study at UCLA.

    2017-2018 Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowships

    Graduate Fellowships and Faculty Grants.

    Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies Nippon Foundation Summer Program

    7-Week Summer Session (with guaranteed $600 tuition scholarship for consortium member students), Intensive Summer Kanbun Program (3 weeks), IUC Professional Tutorials (by arrangement).

    2017-18 East Asia Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

    Academic Year and Summer fellowships for Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language and area studies.

    Southeast Asia - Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

    FLAS fellowships are designed to support graduate and undergraduate students who are studying Southeast Asian languages and area studies courses at Intermediate level or higher. Languages for academic year fellowships are Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai or Vietnamese. Fellowships are always contingent upon receipt of funds from the U.S. Department of Education.

    Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies 10-Month Program

    The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) offers an intensive, 10-month program of study in advanced spoken and written Japanese.

    Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies Nippon Foundation Fellows Program

    Advanced Japanese language training for graduate students with Japan-focused career goals in academia, business, diplomacy/government service, journalism, and law. Full tuition and modest living stipend included.

    Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

    With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening international understanding of Japan through researchers' activities, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research.

    Global Religion Research Initiative

    Through six distinct competitive research and writing grants and fellowships, GRRI will distribute $3.1 million to scholars of global religion.

    2016-17 UCLA – Academia Sinica Visiting Scholar Program

    Funding for visiting scholars from Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

    Faculty Research Grants 2016-17

    This grant can be used during the summer or the 2016-2017 academic year.

    Field Research Grants 2016-17

    Research grants for UCLA Doctoral and Master's students

    Duthie-Secchia Fellowship for Doctoral Research on Contemporary China

    Fellowships for UCLA Ph.D. students' doctoral research addressing contemporary social issues in China

    Faculty Research, Travel, Exchange Programs, and Symposia Grant

    Faculty Grants in the field of Japanese Studies will normally be available only to UCLA ladder faculty ($5000 maximum).

    Dissertation Fieldwork Fellowship for International Studies

    The UCLA International Institute announces a series of Fieldwork Fellowships open to UCLA doctoral students in good standing whose research focuses on one or more aspects of international or regional studies.

    The Herbert and Helen Kawahara Fellowship

    A fellowship of $8,000 will be available for UCLA graduate students who wish to develop Japan expertise as they pursue professional training in a given academic discipline. Students with little or no Japanese studies background will be considered, as will those who intend to expand their earlier work on Japan.

    The Sasakawa Fellowship

    Approximately 15 fellowships of up to $5,000 each will be awarded to continuing UCLA graduate students pursuing advanced degrees in Japanese Studies. Preference will be given to those who have demonstrated competence in the Japanese language. Categories of funding include, but are not limited to, fieldwork in Japan, tuition and fees, dissertation writing support, and other research-related travels.

    The Sasakawa Japanese Language Study Fellowship

    A few fellowships of up to $10,000 each will be available for UCLA graduate students who plan to study the Japanese language in Japan or in the United States. This fellowship is not designed for taking Japanese classes at UCLA during the normal academic year, but is primarily for programs such as IUC (whole year or summer), Middlebury College Summer Program, or UCLA Summer intensive program.

    Hans H. Baerwald Graduate Student Fellowship

    Up to $8,000 available for a UCLA graduate student who is in a Japanese studies field.

    The Notehelfer Prize

    The Notehelfer Prize recognizes the best unpublished research paper written by a UCLA Japanese Studies graduate student in any disciplinary field, among those submitted to the Notehelfer Prize Committee in a given year.

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