Funding Opportunities

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    Terasaki Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies

    The UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies invites applications for a 1-year postdoctoral position every academic year. The fellow will be expected to teach a one-quarter undergraduate course and present one public lecture while in residence, and to participate actively in Center colloquia and other public programs during the fellowship year. The Center welcomes applications from around the world.

    Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Program

    Academic-year and summer fellowships to assist deserving undergraduate and graduate students undergoing training in modern foreign languages and related area or international studies.

    Burkle Center Grants for Faculty Research Projects - Deadline: June 1, 2015

    The Burkle Center awards proposals for faculty research working groups and faculty research 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.

    Jorge Paulo Lemann Scholarship and Fellowship Fund 2015-16

    UCLA proudly announces the Jorge Paulo Lemann Scholarship and Fellowship Fund, established to strengthen educational exchange between UCLA and Brazil. The fund will provide partial support to Brazilian students accepted for study at UCLA.

    Field Research Grants 2015-16

    Research grants for UCLA Doctoral and Master's students

    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).

    UCLA Library Research Grants 2015

    Open to non-UCLA faculty and graduate students from institutions of higher learning with minimal access to substantial Latin American research resources.

    Faculty Research Grants 2015-16

    This grant can be used during the summer or the 2015-2016 academic year.

    2015-2016 Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Fellowships

    Graduate Fellowships and Faculty Grants.

    Taiwan Studies Graduate Research Fellowship

    Field work grants of up to $6000 for study in Taiwan

    Hans H. Baerwald Graduate Student Fellowship

    Up to $8,000 available for a UCLA graduate student who is in a Japanese studies field.

    The Notehelfer Prize

    The Notehelfer Prize recognizes the best unpublished research paper written by a UCLA Japanese Studies graduate student in any disciplinary field, among those submitted to the Notehelfer Prize Committee in a given year.


    The George and Sakaye Aratani Field Experience Scholarship

    Up to three scholarships of $14,000- $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 George and Sakaye Aratani Fellowship

    Two 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 Herbert and Helen Kawahara Fellowship

    A fellowship of $8,000 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.

    The Sasakawa Fellowship

    Approximately 15 fellowships of up to $5,000 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.

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

    Southeast Asia - Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships

    FLAS fellowships are designed to support graduate and undergraduate students who are studying Southeast Asian languages and area studies courses. Languages for academic year fellowships are Filipino, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai or Vietnamese. Fellowships are always contingent upon receipt of funds from the U.S. Department of Education.

    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.

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