2016-2017 IPS Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
University of North GeorgiaUndergraduate Program in East Asian Studies with a Concentration in Japanese Studies


Grantee University of North Georgia
Project TitleUndergraduate Program in East Asian Studies with a Concentration in Japanese Studies
Grant Period2016/4/1-2019/3/31
Project Cost Total$1,193,153*
JF Grant Total$426,615*
OutlineThis grant supports the establishment of a concentration in Japanese Studies as part of the university’s bachelor’s degree program in East Asian Studies. The central component to this grant is the addition of three new tenure-track faculty positions that will contribute to the creation of an interdisciplinary degree program. The grant will also support study abroad programs for ten students annually, the addition of Japanese Studies resources to the library, and the invitation of visiting speakers.
ProjectsSearch for and hire of three tenure-track faculty (Japanese Language, Cultural Anthropology, and Japanese Film & Digital Animation)
Scholarships for study abroad to Japan
Library acquisitions
Visiting Speakers


* Project Cost Totals and JF Grant Totals are estimated at the time of The Japan Foundation’s initial award. The actual figures may change throughout the course of the project’s implementation.