search/admin/spider_custom.php search/search.php fellowship_survey/survey.php Fellow Follow-up Survey Details - Isaac GAGNE

DF (2009)

Fellow Information:
First Name
Middle Name
Last Name
Yale University
PhD Candidate
Contact Address:
Address Type
Address 1
10 Sachem St
Address 2 (optional)
New Haven
Zip Code
United States
*Survey URL
1. Are you enaged in Japanese Studies?

Answer: A. Yes, I am engaged in Japanese Studies at a university or research institution.

Field of Study: Anthropology & Archaeology

2. Please describe what you are currently doing. (If you have your own website or any relevant site, provide its URL.)

Answer: I am currently a PhD Candidate at Yale University; following my dissertation research funded by the Japan Foundation I am currently working on my doctoral dissertation on faith, morality and ethics in Japan.

3. Where did you acquire your most advanced Japanese language training for your research?

Answer: B. I learned it at a special language training school. (The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies)

4. Have you ever participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme?

Answer: NO

5. Have you earned a doctoral degree?

Answer: NO

Optional Inquiry:
1. Please describe briefly how the Japan Foundation Fellowship experience influenced your career.

Answer: The Japan Foundation Fellowship gave me the opportunity to conduct dissertation fieldwork for my PhD; without this support, I could not have completed my research and I would not be able to pursue my doctorate. Indeed, if not for this fellowship, I would not be able to pursue my career at all. For this, I am extremely grateful for having this wonderful chance. Thank you so much!

2. The Japan Foundation is planning to create a network or forum among past Japan Foundation fellows. Please let us know if you have any suggestions in terms of themes, format, etc.

Answer: Having a database of past and present fellows is probably the best way to accomplish this. I look forward to participating in it!