Fellowships & Grants: October 28, 2013

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in Japanese Studies for 2014-15. This award is open to scholars in any field of Japanese studies. Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree. Fellowships may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions. U.S. citizenship is not required. Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered. The center expects to make one award carrying a 12-month stipend of approximately $60,000. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. They may also have the option to organize a lecture series. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment. Submission deadline for the 2014-15 fellowship applications is: January 17, 2014 (5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time). Apply online: http://ceas.stanford.edu/resources/japanesePostdoctoral_Form.php.  Questions may be addressed to John Groschwitz, Associate Director, at jgroschwitz@stanford.edu.

The National Security Education Program (NSEP) Boren Fellowships provide graduate students with up to $30,000 to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. Boren Fellows represent a variety of academic and professional disciplines, but all are interested in studying less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. Applicants should identify how their projects, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.  NSEP draws on a broad definition of national security, recognizing that the scope of national security has expanded to include not only the traditional concerns of protecting and promoting American well-being, but also the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness. DEADLINE: January 28th, 2014.  Learn more: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship. Contact Jessica Smith (jessicasmith@uchicago.edu, 773.834.7378), Assistant Director of Fellowships, to set up an advising session.

Ise city where Ise Grand Shrines are located sponsors the Ise-Japan study program in spring.  It is a short program from Feb 24 to March 14 and is co-planned with Kogakkan University in Ise city. They are accepting applicants. Professors of Kogakkan University, who are experts of history, literature, comparative religion, and Shinto rituals, will give lectures.  The program consists of lectures, field trips to Ise Grand Shrines, Kongoshoji Buddhist temple, etc. Both graduate students and post-docs are eligible.   All lectures are conducted in Japanese.  Expenses are covered including air ticket, food, lodging, etc. One of professors of Kogakkan University has asked me to inform this program to potential applicants. For a complete program and downloadable application forms, see http://www.kogakkan-u.ac.jp/html/cmscontents/detail.php?mdid=1914.