Grants, Awards, and Fellowships: April 25, 2016

4/25–This week's Grants, Awards and Fellowships includes postings from the Japan Information Center, East Asia Library at Stanford University, China Institute at the University of Alberta, and Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program.


The Japan Information Center is delighted to announce that applications for the 2017 Japanese Government MEXT Research Student Scholarship are now available! This scholarship provides for college graduates to conduct an independent research project at a university in Japan under the supervision of a professor for 18 to 24 months. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a professor at a Japanese university willing to supervise their research. Applications are due on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Those who pass the initial application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam in mid- July. Final selection will come from MEXT in February, with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in April or September of 2017. The application is currently available online at their website under the "Research" header: http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html

For more information, please visit: http://www.studyjapan.go.jp/en/


The East Asia Library at Stanford University is now accepting applications for its 2016-17 library travel grants. The purpose of these grants is to assist scholars from outside the greater San Francisco Bay Area in accessing the Stanford East Asia Library collections for research. Funded by the Department of Education Title VI program, the Stanford Center for East Asian Studies will award up to six grants on a competitive basis to help defray the cost of travel and lodging for scholars of East Asia at other institutions who wish to utilize the collections at the Stanford East Asia Library. The grants will be paid as reimbursements of expenses in compliance with University travel guidelines

For more information, please visit: https://networks.h-net.org/node/22055/discussions/121283/announcing-2016...


The China Institute at the University of Alberta is seeking a postdoctoral fellow in Chinese studies for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholars conducting research in China-related humanities and social sciences who have received their doctorate in the last four years or expect to receive their doctorate degree before August 31, 2016 are invited to apply. The fellowship comes with a salary of CAD $46,000, health benefits, office space in the China Institute, and a $3,000 research stipend. The application deadline is May 15, 2016. The successful candidate will be notified by July 8, with the fellowship to commence ideally in early September 2016.

For more information, please visit: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=52859


Apply now to the Fulbright-Hays DDRA Program! This program provides opportunities to doctoral candidates to engage in full-time dissertation research abroad in modern foreign languages and area studies. The program aims to encourage the study of regions and cultures that are not commonly explored. Application deadline is May 6, 2016.

For more information, please visit: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsddrap/applicant.html?utm_content=&utm_m...

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