Grants and Fellowships

Grants and Fellowships

The Center for East Asian Studies offers funding for both graduate and undergraduate students. For graduate students, the Center’s various Committees provide funds for accepted applicants researching topics concerning Japan, Korea, and China, and also allocate financial assistance to scholars from outside the city hoping to access the university’s rich East Asian collections through our Library Travel Grants.

Additionally, the Center is connected to a host of external sources of scholarships and grants, both governmental and non-governmental, allowing for students to apply for opportunities to conduct on-site fieldwork and language study.


For undergraduates working in either social sciences or the humanities, the Center sponsors its prestigious Asada Eiji BA Thesis prize, which awards money to students conducting original research in fields related to Japan Studies. The Japanese Foreign Language Acquisition Grant offers $5,000 to undergraduate students accepted into the intensive Japanese language program abroad during the summer season. In conjunction with the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, the Committee on Japanese Studies offers supplemental funds for eligible applicants to study for an academic year in Japan.

For all interested applicants, please pay special attention to the deadlines of the respective program(s) to which you apply.