Funding Opportunities

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    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).

    2019-2020 Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowships

    Graduate Fellowships and Faculty Grants. Deadline: April 1, 2019

    The George and Sakaye Aratani Field Experience Scholarship

    Up to three scholarships of up to $25,000 will be available for a dissertation stage or professional advanced degree stage UCLA student to support an extended period of research and study in Japan.

    The George and Sakaye Aratani Fellowship

    Two fellowships of up to $8,000 each will be available for a beginning or continuing UCLA graduate student working in any area of Japanese Studies. Students of Japanese American descent who specialize in Japan-related graduate studies are particularly encouraged to apply.

    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 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.

    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.

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    The Notehelfer Prize recognizes the best unpublished research paper written by a UCLA Japanese Studies graduate student in any disciplinary field, among those submitted to the Notehelfer Prize Committee in a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

    Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Community Outreach Program Fund

    This fund is designed to promote deeper understanding among members of the Japanese American community of their rich and diverse heritage.

    The Donald McCallum Prize

    The McCallum Prize recognizes the accomplishments of UCLA undergraduates in any humanities field studying Japan.

    The Miriam Silverberg Prize

    The Silverberg Prize recognizes the accomplishments of UCLA undergraduates in any social sciences field studying Japan.

    2018 Faculty Research Grants

    This grant can be used during the summer of 2018 or the 2018 - 2019 academic year.

    LAI - Tinker Field Research Grants 2018

    Grants for UCLA Doctoral and Master's students conducting pre-dissertation field research.


    Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies

    The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position every other academic year. The fellow will be expected to teach a one-quarter undergraduate course and present one public lecture while in residence, and to participate actively in Center colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year. The Center welcomes applications from around the world.

    Summer 2018 Travel Grants for Research in Indonesia

    The Indonesian Studies Program offers summer travel grants for UCLA graduate and undergraduate students.

    Summer 2018 Undergraduate Scholarship for Study Abroad in Indonesia

    The Julia and Ken Gouw Undergraduate Centennial Scholarship for Study Abroad in Indonesia offers scholarships to undergraduate students for a summer language and service program in Indonesia.


    2018-2019 Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

    Academic Year and Summer fellowships for training in Latin American languages combined with area studies for UCLA graduate and undergraduate students.

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