Funding Opportunities

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    Hans H. Baerwald Graduate Student Fellowship

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

    The George and Sakaye Aratani Fellowship

    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 Fellowship

    Approximately 15 fellowships of up to $7,000 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 George and Sakaye Aratani Field Experience Scholarship

    Four 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 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.

    Taiwan Studies Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

    Funding for research on Taiwan. Deadline: March 29, 2021

    Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowships

    Graduate Fellowships and Faculty Grants. Deadline: March 29, 2021

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    The Notehelfer Prize recognizes the best unpublished research paper written by a UCLA Japanese Studies graduate student in any disciplinary field, among those submitted to the Notehelfer Prize Committee in a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

    J. Yang Scholarships for 2021-2022

    Deadline: February 24, 2021

    Taiwan in the World Chinese Language Fellowships

    Funding for Chinese language and area studies. Deadline: February 24, 2021

    Funding for Faculty Research on Taiwan

    Funding for research on Taiwan. Deadline: February 24, 2021

    Funding for Taiwan Studies Graduate Research

    Funding for research on Taiwan. Deadline: February 24, 2021

    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.

    Visualizing Central Asia

    Deadline for proposals: July 31, 2020

    J. Yang Scholarships for 2020-2021

    Deadline extended (new opportunity): June 8, 2020

    LAI - Summer Field Graduate Research Small Grants 2020

    Grants for UCLA Doctoral and Master's students conducting field research in Latin America.

    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).


    Kramer & Siebert Scholarships - UCLA International Institute

    The UCLA International Institute is proud to announce the 2020 Kramer & Siebert Internship Scholarships. Funds will provide financial support to students who have secured Spring or Summer internships abroad or internships that will improve their financial literacy skills, and who are enrolled in the International and Area Studies 195CE internship course.

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