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Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships and Faculty Grants. Deadline: May 1, 2024

East Asia Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

Summer and Academic Year FLAS Fellowships support UCLA graduate and undergraduate students who commit to studying East Asian languages and area studies courses.
Deadline: February 2024, exact date TBD

Funding for Taiwan Studies Graduate Research

Funding for research on Taiwan. Deadline: February 1, 2024

Taiwan in the World Chinese Language Fellowships

Funding for Chinese language and area studies. Deadline: February 1, 2024

J. Yang Scholarships for 2024-2025

Deadline: February 1, 2024

Funding for Faculty Research on Taiwan

Funding for research on Taiwan. Next Deadline: November 15, 2023. Applications are accepted on a quarterly basis.

Taiwan in the World Postdoctoral Fellowship

One-year postdoctoral fellowship in Taiwan studies with a social science or policy focus.
Deadline Extended to June 15, 2023

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).

Taiwan Studies Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Funding for research on Taiwan. Deadline: May 1, 2024

The Herbert and Helen Kawahara Fellowship

A fellowship of up to $7,000 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.

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 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 Japan (whole year or summer), Middlebury College Summer Program, or UCLA Summer intensive program.

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 Sasakawa Fellowship

Approximately 15 fellowships of up to $10,000 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.

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.

Burkle Center Grants for Faculty Research Projects

The Burkle Center awards proposals for faculty research working groups and faculty research-related projects. Proposed themes must address a topic or topics related to globalization, international relations, U.S. foreign policy, or issues of international cooperation and conflict, including climate change, trade, arms control, and human rights.


Visualizing Central Asia 2022

Deadline extended to September 16, 2022

2024 MOFA Taiwan Fellowship

Fellowship program in Taiwan. Deadline: June 30, 2023

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