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2011-2012 IPS Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
Columbia University

Classic Japanese Music Study and Performance Project

Western Michigan University

Pre-modern Japanese Culture and Regional Outreach

Furman University

Japanese studies at Furman University for the 21st Century

University of Cincinnati

Japanese Literature Position Salary Assistance

Arizona State University

Japan in Global Contexts

Wittenberg University

Combining Japanese Studies with Preparation for a Business Career: A Distinct Model for Higher Education Engagement with Japan

Duke University

Creation of Triangle Center for Japanese Studies

Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)

Bridging Japan and the United States through Culture and Environment



 

Grantee Columbia University

Project Title

Classic Japanese Music Study and Performance Project

Grant Period

2011/9/20-2014/9/19

Project Cost Total

$606,100*

JF Grant Total

$277,271*

Outline

This grant supports the establishment of the first permanent Gagaku-Hougaku training program for Western students of music in the US. The goal is for a 10 year plan for the stabilization of the Columbia faculty and NYC resident adjunct instrumental instructors, and administration of public concerts; composer's workshops; database for Scores and Performers of new music for Japanese instruments; K-12 outreach; and internet instruction.
Projects

Gagaku/Hogaku Master Class (annual)

Ensemble classes taught at Columbia

Mentor/Protege Program - 6 weeks Summer intensive training in Tokyo for Gagaku/Hougaku students

Composers workshop - with new compositions using Japanese

US Outreach tour by Columbia Gagaku Ensemble -one three-day travel by 10 ensemble members per year.

1 Hogaku & 1 Gagaku concert within the US

Summit in New York: "Strategies for Nurturing Japanese Classic Music Genres in the 21st Century" (March 2012)

 

Grantee Western Michigan University

Project Title

Pre-modern Japanese Culture and Regional Outreach

Grant Period

2011/5/01-2014/4/31

Project Cost Total

$348,887*

JF Grant Total $158,933*

Outline

This grant supports the hiring of two positions (one faculty and one staff), and workshops/seminars that accompany each position. The faculty position will open a line in pre-modern Japanese culture, which will assist in the launching of an undergraduate major in Japanese studies. The regional outreach program coordinator will expand the outreach program throughout Michigan and the Midwest buy organizing a series of workshops and seminars.
Projects

Search and hiring of pre-modern Japan assistant professor - To begin in the fall, 2012

Regional Outreach Network Initiative- creating a network of local institutions, libraries, museums, Japan America Society, throughout the state of Michigan and into the Midwest. Joint projects would include cultural events, film and lecture series, among others.

Regional Outreach Workshop- Start of an annual workshop to develop regional ties and opportunities.

Pre-modern Japanese Culture Workshop

 

Grantee Furman University

Project Title

Japanese studies at Furman University for the 21st Century

Grant Period

2011/12/1-2015/7/31

Project Cost Total

$876,869*

JF Grant Total $437,240*

Outline

This grant supports the hiring of a tenure-track position in Japanese language and literature. In addition, Furman will host an academic conference, and support the expansion of public education programming through a series of public talks and a symposium that explores the future role of Japan in the international arena. The grant also supports interdisciplinary course development on Japan within the university by supporting travel and study trips for students to Japan. Finally, it provides students with support for summer internship opportunities in Japan.

Projects

Search and hiring of Japanese language and literature professor - To begin in the fall, 2012

Summer Japan Experience and Launch: faculty led trip to Japan for 12 students

Study tour, 'May Experience.' Three week term, which includes exploratory trip by students and faculty to Japan to establish connections with Japanese faculty.

Development of new courses with Japan focus

Need-based scholarships for summer internships in Japan

 

Grantee University of Cincinnati

Project Title

Japanese Literature Position Salary Assistance

Grant Period

2011/12/1-2015/7/31

Project Cost Total

$230,396*

JF Grant Total

$115,197*

Outline

This grant supports the hiring of a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Japanese Literature. This will assist in the development of an undergraduate major in Japanese studies. This expansion is part of a larger development of the Asian Studies program, with the addition of faculty in Chinese language and area studies.

Projects Search and hiring of Japanese language and literature professor - To begin in the fall, 2012

 

Grantee Arizona State University

Project Title

Japan in Global Contexts

Grant Period

2011/9/15-2014/5/15

Project Cost Total

$468,070*

JF Grant Total $190,608*

Outline

This grant helps support a three- year project, Japan in Global Contexts. Each year will focus on a different topic: 1) Writing, Translating, Print Culture in Japan and East Asia; 2) Japan and Global Buddhism; and 3) Empire, War, and After. Each yea's events will include at least (i) one seminar or workshop for university and community college faculty; (ii) one guest speaker or workshop for the university community; (iii) one exhibit at both the ASU Art Museum and the Phoenix Art Museum; and (iv) a film series based on the topic for the year for students and a general audience.

Projects

Academic seminar hosted by Rio Salado Community College

Film Series hosted by Musical Instrument of Museum

Exhibit of Japanese prints at Phoenix Art Museum

Exhibit of Japanese Prints at ASU Art Museum

 

Grantee Wittenberg University

Project Title

Combining Japanese Studies with Preparation for a Business Career: A Distinct Model for Higher Education Engagement with Japan

Grant Period

2012/8/1-2015/7/31

Project Cost Total

$586,419*

JF Grant Total $209,447*

Outline

This grant supports the creation of a new interdisciplinary program in East Asian Business with a specialization on Japan. Support will be provided toward the hiring of a new faculty position in East Asian Business with a Japan specialization, including the development of new courses on business and economics and faculty workshops to establish the framework for this curriculum. There will also be faculty study tours to Japan as well as study abroad and field study for students.

Projects

Search and hiring of professor in Business/Economics with Japan focus - To begin in the fall, 2012

Outreach to business and academic community

 

Grantee Duke University

Project Title

Creation of Triangle Center for Japanese Studies

Grant Period

2011/7/1-2014/6/31

Project Cost Total

$615,061*

JF Grant Total $273,594*

Outline

This grant helps support the creation of a Triangle Center for Japanese studies amongst the universities of Duke, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State. The Center will aim to nurture and develop a leading community of scholars in Japan studies, to offer a comprehensive center of support for the scholarly community throughout the southeast and to provide first-ranked offering to undergraduate and graduate students across the three campuses. This will be accomplished through speaker and study group support, research and travel support, library and web support, and organization of a major conference and related publication

Projects

Monthly seminar/study group for Triangle Japan studies community (7 meetings/year)

Invitation to speakers from outside the triangle

Faculty and grad student travel to Japan

Library acquisitions

 

Grantee Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU)

Project Title

Bridging Japan and the United States through Culture and Environment

Grant Period

2012/1/1-2014/8/31

Project Cost Total

$651,002*

JF Grant Total $325,400*

Outline

This grant helps support an educational pipeline for students in Michigan and Shiga prefecture with a focus on Japan's culture and environment. This will be accomplished though a visiting scholar program, in which the Japanese scholar will teach a university course and also mentor local high school students. Support will also be given toward study abroad and intern opportunities for students in the Environmental Science in Japan (ESJ) program at JCMU/Hikone. One additional component will be a Career Bridge Internship Program, which will allow Michigan college students the opportunity to intern at a Japanese company.

Projects

Visiting Scholar program

Environmental Science in Japan student scholarships

Career Bridge Internship


* Project Cost Totals and JF Grant Totals are estimated.

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