Research in Japan grant

Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel

Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.
Faculty are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 every other year or up to $10,000 to be used over two years. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year. Applicants are asked to use the U.S. Department of State per diem rates for their budgets. Lodging costs should be budgeted at the real cost of the lodging, up to the limit allowed by the U.S. Department of State. Other costs can be budgeted at the per diem rate for M&I. The selection committee reserves the right to award less than requested.

Applicants must include:

  • Application form (here)
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included in this section. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.  You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget.
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current CV on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2017, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at (log in with your Pitt username/password).
  • A completed ASC Funding Request Form.
Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
up to $7000; up to $14000 in any 2-year period
Purpose of grant: 
This grant covers air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Japanese studies OR exploratory Japan Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals
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