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2014-2015 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
East Carolina University

Growing a North Carolina Classical Japanese Network through Distance Education

University of Indianapolis

Japanese Studies at the University of Indianapolis: Understanding Japan through its Peace Culture

Trinity University

Trinity University Japan Program



 

Grantee East Carolina University

Project Title

Growing a North Carolina Classical Japanese Network through Distance Education

Grant Period

2015/01/05-2015/12/18

Project Cost Total

$23,362.00*

JF Grant Total

$19,802.00*

Outline

This grant assists in the establishment of a hybrid-distance education course focusing on Classical Japanese (Kobun) that will target students at four universities in North Carolina (ECU, Duke, UNC at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University).

 

Grantee University of Indianapolis

Project Title

Japanese Studies at the University of Indianapolis: Understanding Japan through its Peace Culture

Grant Period

2015/01/12-2015/12/31

Project Cost Total

$39,720.00*

JF Grant Total $24,384.00*

Outline

This grant supports a "Peace Culture in Japan" course (in which students study the cultural effects of the atomic bombings in Japan during WWII and travel to Japan over Spring Break) and a Peace Exhibit, "70 years After the Atomic Bombs: Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

 

Grantee Trinity University

Project Title

Trinity University Japan Program

Grant Period

2015/01/14-2015/06/01

Project Cost Total

$106,584.00*

JF Grant Total $24,856.00*

Outline

This grant supports the creation of a class on contemporary Japanese politics and society with guest lecturers and an embedded study tour to Japan. The trip includes a visit to the National Diet, cultural landmarks in Kyoto and Nara, companies in Shizuoka and Osaka, and the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. Kinki University and Aoyama Gakuin University will host academic lectures.


* Project Cost Totals and JF Grant Totals are estimated.



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