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2012-2013 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

Institution
International Writing Program (at the University of Iowa)
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh
Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation (KSURSF)
University of Texas at Austin
The Regents of University of California (UC-Berkeley)
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute
St. Mary's University


 

Grantee International Writing Program (at the University of Iowa)
Grant Period

2013/1/15-2013/12/14

Project Cost Total

$12,285*

JF Grant Total

$12,285*

Outline

The International Writing Program (IWP), with support of the Japanese Language Program, will support a fellowship and residency of a Japanese author in the fall semester, 2013. JF funds will be used to defray costs associated with the fellow's travel, accommodation, and stipend.

 

Grantee The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Grant Period

2013/1/15-2013/12/15

Project Cost Total

$32,972*

JF Grant Total $13,826*

Outline

This project involves study abroad trips to Japan as part of a psychology course titled, Power of One: Japan. Graduate students will visit mental health sites in Japan and will join students from Ochanomizu University to explore cross cultural issues in psychology. Finally, there will be a symposium at Ochanomizu University. JF funds will be used for graduate student travel, speaker support, and symposium related expenses.

 

Grantee University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh
Grant Period

2013/2/1-2014/1/27

Project Cost Total

$21,108*

JF Grant Total $12,414*

Outline

The Oshkosh Taiko Initiative launch, consisting of three parts: taiko instruction, taiko workshops, and university course offering on taiko drumming. JF funds will be used for instructor salary and instructional materials (instruments and equipment).

 

Grantee Kennesaw State University Research and Service Foundation (KSURSF)
Grant Period

2013/3/30-2014/3/29

Project Cost Total

$22,350*

JF Grant Total $22,350*

Outline

A multi-faceted project for the university's Annual Country Study Program, devoting the entire academic year to the study of Japan, resulting in the creation of new courses and curriculum, research projects, and education abroad programs. JF funds will be used for speaker support, visiting scholar support, and conference related expenses.

 

Grantee University of Texas at Austin
Grant Period

2013/3/15-2014/3/14

Project Cost Total

$31,720*

JF Grant Total $23,732*

Outline

An interdisciplinary project focused on Japanese food and cuisine consisting of four parts: lecture series, film Series, conference, and course development.  JF funds will be used for speaker support and travel costs, film rental and shipping, and online resources and website development.

 

Grantee The Regents of University of California (UC-Berkeley)
Grant Period

2013/2/1-2013/12/31

Project Cost Total

$39,260*

JF Grant Total $16,090*

Outline

Berkeley Japan Prize-related events consisting of three parts: keynote speech and musical performance by Ryuichi Sakamoto, composer's colloquium, and eco-activism syposium. JF funds will be used for speaker and performer support, travel costs, AV expenses, and publicity.

 

Grantee Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute
Grant Period

2013/1/1-2013/12/31

Project Cost Total

$23,386.96*

JF Grant Total $23,386.96*

Outline

This project will enable the university to offer standard courses (not tutorials) in Japanese language, recruit students, integrate new technology into classroom instruction, acquire teaching materials, and host cultural events. JF funds will be used for instructor salary, graduate student support, and teaching materials.

 

Grantee St. Mary's University
Grant Period

2013/1/1-2013/12/31

Project Cost Total

$12,572*

JF Grant Total $12,572*

Outline

This project aims to maintain Japanese course offerings through the 2013-2014 academic year, including one language course and one course on Japanese culture. JF funds will be used for instructor salary.


* Project Cost Totals and JF Grant Totals are estimated.

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