Grants, Awards and Fellowships: November 3, 2015

Message from Linus Hagstrom:
I would like to request your help in spreading the word among good MA graduates that there is an opening as PhD candidate at the Stockholm University Graduate School of International Studies. The position has a specialization in East Asian Security, with a focus on the question of a regional power shift. It is fully funded with scholarships for three years and a salaried position during the fourth and final year. The position is based at Stockholm University but the PhD candidate will also have a second workplace at the Department of Security, Strategy and Leadership at the Swedish Defence University.                                                                                   
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The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Program provides recent PhD recipients and ABDs (please see program eligibility requirements) with opportunities to conduct research in Japan under the leadership of a host researcher. The Social Science Research Council serves as the nominating authority for researchers in the humanities and social sciences.
Fellows are encouraged to advance their own research and at the same time closely collaborate with young Japanese researchers and contribute to Japanese research communities.
Applications are welcome from all social science and humanities disciplines and need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan.
Projects must include work with colleagues and resources in Japan and propose a single, continuous stay in Japan from 1 to 12 months (short-term) or 1 to 2 years (long-term).
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Please take a moment to read about the Japan Foundation's Japanese Language Program for Specialists (held at the Japan Foundation - Japanese Language Institute, Kansai).

This program provides specialists (Researchers, Postgraduate Students, Librarians, Museum Curators, etc.) who need a good command of Japanese language for conducting their field-related work and research with Japanese-Language courses specifically designed for their needs. The program is held at the Japan Foundation - Japanese Language Institute, Kansai in Japan.

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The deadline for applicants is December 1st, 2015.

The Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center for Historical Studies and the University of Maryland Libraries invite applications for two $1,500 grants to support research in the library’s Gordon W. Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960. Holders of a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree are eligible to apply, as are graduate students who have completed all requirements for the doctorate except the dissertation. The competition is open to scholars in all parts of the world and from any discipline, but historical topics are preferred. University of Maryland faculty, staff, and students may not apply. More information can be found on the Prange Collection website.

The application deadline is November 20, 2015.  The grant must be used by October 28, 2016. Grant funds will be disbursed in the form of reimbursement for travel, lodging, meals, reproductions, and related research expenses. Such costs as computers or software are not eligible. Reimbursement will require submission of receipts for processing by the University.

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Message from Jimmy Yu:
It is my pleasure to announce that the Buddhist Studies Program in the Department of Religion at Florida State University is pleased to invite applications for a one-year Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Buddhist Studies. The term of the appointment is from August 16, 2016 to May 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal for another year.
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