Japan Studies

Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference Participation Grants

Amount: 
Up to $1000 for international and $500 for domestic
Deadline details: 

Applicants must apply before conference dates. Applications will be accepted Sept. 15, Dec. 1, March 15, July 15. If you are accepted for a conference after one deadline but before the next one, please contact Emily Rook-Koepsel (rookkoepsel@pitt.edu)

Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides partial support to graduate students for the presentation of conference papers focused on Japan
Eligibility: 
  • Applicants must be presenting conference papers focused on Japan
  • Grants are capped at 2 per year per student
  • The grants can only be applied to airfare, hotel, and conference registration.
  • Preference is given to first-time applicants.
Region: 
Japan

Students must complete the application here, and upload:

  • an updated CV
  • evidence of conference acceptance
  • a letter of support from their advisor
  • a detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals.
  • an abstract of their conference paper

Expenses must be submitted for reimbursement within 14 days of return.

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

Mitsubishi Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies

Amount: 
Tuition, fees, and a $21,000 stipend for the academic year
Deadline details: 

This deadline has been extended.

Purpose of grant: 
This grant supports the study of Japan by graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh.
Eligibility: 

Funded through the Mitsubishi endowments

  • Applicants must be graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Applicants must have completed at least three years of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than two of these fellowships
  • Fellowships cannot be deferred for any reason.
  • Students cannot hold a Mitsubishi Fellowship concurrent with another grant.
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 Graduate Student Research Grant

Amount: 
$3500 per academic year
Purpose of grant: 
This grant supports doctoral research in Japanese studies at Pitt.
Eligibility: 
  • Applicants must be enrolled in doctoral degree programs at the University of Pittsburgh
  • Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than 2 of these grants
  • A report (1-2 pages) must be submitted to the Japanese Studies Coordinator within 1 month of completion of the research
  • Awards cannot be deferred for any reason.
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

Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Amount: 
$5000
Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides a tuition award to Pitt undergraduate 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

Study in Japan Scholarship

Amount: 
$5000 for one semester or $10000 for one year
Purpose of grant: 
This grant provides tuition awards to Pitt undergraduates who will study in Japan for one sememster (fall or spring) or a year (fall and spring)
Eligibility: 
  • Applicant must be Pitt undergraduate students who have demonstrated a strong record in Japan studies
  • Applicant must study in Japan for one semester or one year
  • Preference is given to applicants who will have completed at least two years of 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

    Japan Studies Undergraduate Scholarship

    Amount: 
    $4000
    Purpose of grant: 
    This provides a $4,000 award to a Pitt undergraduate student who has compiled a strong record in Japanese language (at least two years of study) and in area studies courses on Japan.
    Eligibility: 

    Applicant must be:

    • Pitt undergraduate student
    • Strong record in Japanese language (2+ years of study) and area studies on Japan
    • Award can only be used at the University of Pittsburgh's Oakland campus during the academic year while the student is in residence at the Oakland campus.

     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