2020-2021 IPS Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
University of ArizonaBuilding an Integrated Approach to Japanese Studies: Classical Culture, Global Encounters


Grantee University of Arizona
Project TitleBuilding an Integrated Approach to Japanese Studies: Classical Culture, Global Encounters
Grant Period2020/08/01-2023/07/31
Project Cost Total$758,108.00*
JF Grant Total$238,606.50*
Outline Building an Integrated Approach to Japanese Studies: Classical Culture, Global Encounters will fortify University of Arizona’s research and educational initiatives in Japanese Studies. The program will be reinvigorated by hiring a professor in the underrepresented field of pre-modern literature and also by themed workshops, sponsored lectures, library acquisitions, fellowships, and enriching curriculum development resources. These initiatives will build networks across the university’s research community, support emerging Japanese Studies scholars, and extend the research and teaching capacity into time periods and themes of study lacking sufficient attention.
Projects Search for and hire of a new faculty member (pre-modern Japanese literature)
Research Support
Graduate Scholarships
Visiting Lecture Series
Library Acquisitions
Various program expansion activities (film screening, travel)

* 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.