Case Studies Japan: Research Trip to Japan for Interdisciplinary Scholars and Graduate Students


Grant typePre-paid grant
Proposal deadline Rolling until January 31, 2020
Funding opportunityInstitutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
BenefitsMaximum of $50,000 per project

This initiative offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and graduate students at U.S. institutions to travel to Japan and conduct case study field research in the realms of the humanities and social sciences. The goal is to provide participants, especially those who may not be familiar with Japan, with firsthand experiences to gain a deeper understanding of and make connections in Japan that will be useful in their own disciplines after the trip. Researchers who are experts on Japan at U.S. universities, colleges, think tanks or other research organizations are invited to apply for this grant to help fund a short-term study tour.
Projects must commence between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020, and the study tour must take place during this time frame. The maximum amount of the grant request from the Japan Foundation is $50,000 per project.

Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by post at least 3 months prior to the beginning date of the project and no later than January 31, 2020.

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