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2013-2014 IPS Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
Michigan State University

Teaching Japanese History and Culture in the Digital Humanities Age

Florida International University

South Florida Partnership in Japanese Studies housed at Florida International University

University of California-Berkeley

A New Vision for Training the Next Generation of Japan Specialists



 

Grantee Michigan State University

Project Title

Teaching Japanese History and Culture in the Digital Humanities Age

Grant Period

2014/3/1-2018/8/15

Project Cost Total

$958,167*

JF Grant Total

$442,093*

Outline

This grant supports the creation of two tenure-track faculty positions (one in modern Japanese history and one in contemporary Japanese literature, linguistics, and language) and professional development for the two new faculty, including support for research travel to Japan and presentations at academic conferences. The grant also supports a Japanese speaker series at MSU and study abroad scholarships for students to Japan.

Projects

Search and hire of two tenure-track faculty (history and literature)
Japanese Speaker Series
Japan Study Abroad Scholarships

 

Grantee Florida International University

Project Title

South Florida Partnership in Japanese Studies housed at Florida International University

Grant Period

2013/7/15-2017/7/14

Project Cost Total

$560,115.57*

JF Grant Total $276,791.45*

Outline

This grant supports the South Florida Partnership in Japanese Studies (SFPJS), housed at Florida International University, which includes Florida Atlantic University (FAU), the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens, and the Florida Delegation of the Southeast U.S./Japan Association. One component of the grant is the establishment of a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Japanese History with an emphasis on the pre-modern period and transnational issues. The new faculty member will expand studies of Japan as part of the Asian Studies Program at FIU. The grant will also support new course infusions at FIA and FAU, pre-modern vernacular library resources, publication support for the Japan Studies Review, an annual study tour to Japan, and research conferences/faculty development workshops for specialist and non-specialist faculty.
Projects

New course at FAU
Research conference (Southern Japan Seminar)
Library acquisitions
Study Tour in Japan
Editing for Japan Studies Review

 

Grantee University of California-Berkeley

Project Title

A New Vision for Training the Next Generation of Japan Specialists

Grant Period

2013/8/1-2016/7/31

Project Cost Total

$1,587,000*

JF Grant Total $450,000*

Outline

This grant supports the training of next-generation Japan specialists at the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) at the University of California, Berkeley. Funded components include a pro-seminar on research methods in Japanese studies, field research training trips to Japan, and financial support for graduate students in Japanese studies at Berkeley.

Projects

Faculty-Graduate Student Field Research Training Trips
Pro-Seminar on Research Methods
Travel Grants
Incoming Student Fellowship
Continuing Student Fellowship


* Project Cost Totals and JF Grant Totals are estimated.

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