Graduate Fellowships and Faculty Grants.
The Wagatsuma Fellowship was created in honor of the late UCLA Anthropology Professor Hiroshi Wagatsuma, who for many years served as an important bridge of mutual understanding between students and academics in Japan and the United States. He pursued cross-cultural studies in anthropology, psychology, sociology, and law until his death in 1985.
Awards of up to $6000 will be made to students working on a dissertation or comparable research project with a substantial cross-cultural or comparative dimension, preferably one concerning Japan or other Asian country and North America. Applications should discuss how the proposal meets the requirements of the award to continue in the spirit of Prof. Wagatsuma's work.
Graduate student applicants must be current UCLA students in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Each application must be accompanied by a proposal of 2-3 pages in length, an unofficial UCLA transcript, and two letters of recommendation.
Proposal (2-3 pages)
Unofficial UCLA transcript (scanned)
Two letters of recommendation
Hiroshi Wagatsuma and Asia Institute Graduate Fellowships will be accepted through the same online application. Please indicate which fellowship you wish to apply for, and follow the instructions for each.
A grant of up to $5000 will be made to a UCLA faculty member in support of research, a conference, workshop, or publication in a collaborative research project with a Japanese scholar. These grants may not be used for salary supplements for UCLA faculty or visiting Japanese scholars.
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Published: Wednesday, September 03, 2008