External Funding

Funding sources below are not administered by the Terasaki Center. Please refer all questions to originating funding agency. Besides the listings below, the UCLA Asia Institute maintains a catalog of External Fellowships and Grants for Japanese Studies.

by Interest


National Science Foundation: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Studies

Numerous awards and programs for undergraduate or graduate students who wish to conduct research/study in Japan
Deadine: Varies

Blakemore Foundation Fellowships and Grants

The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States.
Deadine: Varies

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan

Applications from students who will study in Japan during the Spring 2013 semester -- beginning in January 2013 or later -- will be due October 10, 2012.
Deadine: 10/11/2012

Council on Foreign Relations, International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

Fellows must be American citizens between the ages of 27 and 45. They may be drawn from academia (including think tanks), government (including the executive and legislative branches at both the federal and state levels), business or the media. The program is intended for non-specialists in Japan.
Deadine: 9/30/2011

Fowler Museum Awards for Graduate Students

The Fowler Museum offers fellowships to any graduate student registered at UCLA and planning a career in a field related to the goals of the award is eligible.
Amount: $3,000
Deadine: Varies

KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship Program

Fellowships are for $24,000, one year, and not renewable. The purpose of the program is to support future American educators to become more knowledgeable about Japan.
Deadine: Varies

Monbukagakusho Scholarships

For university or college graduates interested in studying educational methods and school management, pursuing graduate studies at a Japanese university; for graduate students interested in pursuing Japanese Studies in Japan; for high school graduates who wish to study vocational skills at a vocational school in Japan
Deadine: Varies

Pasona Summer Internship Program

The Pasona Internship Program is a non-profit organization which allows outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a two month internship at a Japanese company.
Deadine: 12/14/2012

Reitaku Foundation of America

The primary function of this program is to promote educational and cultural exchanges between Japan and the United State. Reitaku University, a private university in the Tokyo area, has worked closely with its sister organization, the RICE Japanese Language Program in Washington, D.C. RFA builds on this decade of training experience in Washington
Deadine: Varies

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

The Social Science Research Council supports post-doctoral fellowships and faculty research related to Japan in the humanities and social sciences through several programs.
Deadine: Varies

University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

The current President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers postdoctoral research fellowships and faculty mentoring to qualified scholars committed to university careers in research, teaching, and service that will enhance the diversity of the academic community at the University of California. Online application is due November 1 each year, and reference and mentor letters are due December 1.
Deadine: Varies

University of Maryland, Twentieth Century Japan Research Awards

The Center for Historical Studies and McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, invite applications for two $1,200 grants to support research in the library's Prange Collection and East Asia Collection on topics related to the period of the Allied Occupation of Japan and its aftermath, 1945-1960.
Amount: $1,500
Awards: 2
Deadine: 10/16/2012

Visiting Research Scholar Fellowships for 2014-2015, International Research Center for Japanese Studies

The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Kyoto, Japan) is pleased to announce three openings for foreign scholars to reside at the Center and participate during the Japanese academic year 2014-2015 in the following team research projects.
Awards: several
Deadine: 11/30/2012