2017-2018 IPS Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
Arizona State UniversityRevitalization of Japanese Program Through Strategic Hire in Modern Literature and Culture


Grantee Arizona State University
Project TitleRevitalization of Japanese Program Through Strategic Hire in Modern Literature and Culture
Grant Period08/01/2018 – 07/31/2021
Project Cost Total$879,338*
JF Grant Total$401,078*
OutlineThe goal of this project is to strengthen course offerings in Japanese literature and culture. The central component of this grant is the addition of a new faculty position in modern Japanese literature. The new faculty member will offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in areas such as modern Japanese literature, culture, and film. Furthermore, this project aims to develop new elective courses in Japanese Studies and to reestablish the M.A. program in Japanese Studies. The grant will also support the expansion of library holdings and provide funding for travel, conferences, and graduate students.
ProjectsSearch for and hire of a new faculty member (Japanese Literature and Culture)
Library Acquisitions
Various program expansion activities (travel, conferences, graduate student support)


* 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.