Japan Studies

Japanese Studies Non-Language Summer Study Scholarship

Amount: 
$3500
Purpose of grant: 
The Japanese Studies Summer Non-language Study Scholarship is a $3500 award for undergraduate students to complete a summer study program in Japan
Eligibility: 

In order to be eligible for the Japanese Summer Study Scholarship- Non-Language, students must:

  • Be Pitt students studying at an approved program in Japan during the summer
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are Asian Studies Certificate students
Region: 
Japan

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Japan Studies Event Support

Amount: 
variable amount
Deadline details: 

Rolling deadline. Applications are reviewed the first week of each month (unless the university is in recess). Please apply at least two months in advance of the event if your request is only for funding. If you would like ASC assistance with the event, please apply as far as possible in advance.
Please contact James Cook at jacook@pitt.edu after submitting your proposal if your proposal requires a faster timeline.

Purpose of grant: 
This grant is a meant to support Japan Studies faculty in bringing speakers, conferences, and other academic events on to the Pitt campus
Eligibility: 

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 on the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals. Please contact the Japan Council Speaker Committee chair with your proposal before submitting (below). The Speaker Committee can pre-approve your application, which will speed up the process of approval. (Current chair is Dr. Charles Exley: exley@pitt.edu).

Region: 
Japan

Faculty must submit an application here and upload:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Japan Studies Publication Support

Amount: 
up to $3000
Deadline details: 

Rolling deadline. Applications are reviewed the first week of each month (unless the university is in recess). Please apply at least two months in advance of the need for this support.

Purpose of grant: 
This grant can support (a) preparation of a manuscript publication related to Japan or (b) a subsidy paid directly to publisher to defray costs of publishing book(s) related to Japan by full-time Pitt faculty.
Eligibility: 

Full-time faculty working on a manuscript publication related to Japan are eligible to apply for the Japan Studies Publication Support grant. Preference will be given to 1) single-authored books, 2) followed by co-authored books, and 3) then edited books of essays and translations. In the case of 2) and 3), at least one of the authors, translators or editors must be an eligible member of the University of Pittsburgh faculty. It can also be used by the author to pay for proofreading, copyediting, indexing, or any other costs of preparing a manuscript for publication. Limited funds are available in any given year to provide publication subsidies, and not all requests can be met. Generally, more than one request per project/book is unlikely to be funded.

Region: 
Japan

Faculty must submit an application here.
Applications should include the following:  

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Asian Studies Center Student Group Event

Amount: 
up to $300 per event
Deadline details: 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Purpose of grant: 
The ASC student group event funding is meant to allow student groups which plan on hosting an event related to Asian studies to apply for a portion of the event's cost. Awards are capped at $300.
Eligibility: 

All registered student groups are eligible to apply for funding.

To apply, please fill in the application form here and upload

  1. A description of the event and how it relates to Asian Studies
  2. An Itemized budget for the event
Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship (Graduate)

Amount: 
$5000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides a tuition award to Pitt graduate students to study Japanese during the summer at an approved program of study in the US or Japan
Eligibility: 
  • Applicants must be Pitt students studying Japanese at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan during the summer
  • This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsbugh. (Other financial aid opportunities are available for that program.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
Region: 
Japan

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Summer Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Amount: 
$5,000 of tuition + a stipend of $2,500
Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

Fellows must be enrolled in an intensive program of language study.

  1. The study program must provide the fellowship recipient with the equivalent of one academic year of foreign language study.
  2. Study programs must be approved by the Asian Studies Center.
  3. Summer FLAS Fellowships can be used for Chinese and Japanese only at third-year level or above.  Summer FLAS Fellowships can be used for Korean at the second-year level or above.
  4. The language program must consist of at least 140 classroom hours for second-year courses; 120 hours for third or fourth-year courses.
  5. The language program must last a minimum of 6 weeks.
  6. The course must be taken for a letter grade that is based on tests administered during the course.
  7. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study. These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.
Region: 
China
Japan
Korea

 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Undergraduate Students

Amount: 
$10,000 of tuition + a stipend of $5,000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.

FLAS Fellowships are awarded for the 2-semester full academic year (no semester awards).  Fellows must be enrolled in a language course and an East Asia-focused, non-language area studies course during each semester of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese at second-year level or above.. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study.

 

Region: 
China
Japan
Korea

In some cases, the Fellowship may be supplemented with funding from other sources. For students who have other sources of funding for the 2022-23 academic year, contact the Asian Studies Center before applying for this Fellowship. Undergraduate FLAS Fellowships will only be awarded for the study of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.
 Students must complete the application form here and send to Emily Rook-Koepsel at eer31@pitt.edu:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships for Graduate Students

Amount: 
Tuition + a stipend of approximately $18,000
Deadline details: 

Application packets should be submitted directly to your department chair according to their departmental deadline (which in all cases will be before February 15), rather than to the centers. Separate application packets must be submitted when applying to more than one center.  CHECK YOUR DEPARTMENT’S INTERNAL FLAS DEADLINE!

Purpose of grant: 
This grant, funded by the US Department of Education, assists the development of knowledge, resources, and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area studies; stimulates the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency
Eligibility: 

These fellowships may only be awarded to US citizens or US permanent residents.
Fellows must be enrolled in a ‘content course’ related to their language of study and a language course each term of the award period. ASC FLAS Fellowships are only given to students studying Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or Vietnamese at the second-year level or above. Factors that are important in the review of applicants include the overall quality of the student’s academic record, and the relevance of the FLAS Fellowship target language to the student’s plan of study.

Region: 
China
Japan
Korea
Southeast Asia

Application packets should contain the following materials. (It is no longer necessary to submit four copies.) Only completed application packets will be accepted.  Submit completed application packets to your department.

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371

Japan Studies Small Grants

Amount: 
Up to $1500 per person per fiscal year
Deadline details: 

Rolling; applications reviewed the first week of each month so please apply as early as possible

Purpose of grant: 
This grant supports faculty research and teaching related to Japan Studies
Eligibility: 

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.

Region: 
Japan

Faculty must complete application here and upload

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Brenda Jordan
Contact details: 
jordanb@pitt.edu
412-648-7763

Research in Japan grant

Amount: 
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
Eligibility: 

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.

Region: 
Japan

Applicants must include:

Grant Eligibility: 
Scholarship sponsors: 
Contact Person: 
Emily Rook-Koepsel
Contact details: 
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu
412-648-7371