2014-2015 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
East Carolina UniversityGrowing a North Carolina Classical Japanese Network through Distance Education
University of IndianapolisJapanese Studies at the University of Indianapolis: Understanding Japan through its Peace Culture
Trinity UniversityTrinity University Japan Program


Grantee East Carolina University
Project TitleGrowing a North Carolina Classical Japanese Network through Distance Education
Grant Period2015/01/05-2015/12/18
Project Cost Total$23,362.00*
JF Grant Total$19,802.00*
OutlineThis 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 TitleJapanese Studies at the University of Indianapolis: Understanding Japan through its Peace Culture
Grant Period2015/01/12-2015/12/31
Project Cost Total$39,720.00*
JF Grant Total$24,384.00*
OutlineThis 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 TitleTrinity University Japan Program
Grant Period2015/01/14-2015/06/01
Project Cost Total$106,584.00*
JF Grant Total$24,856.00*
OutlineThis 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 at the time of The Japan Foundation’s initial award. The actual figures may change throughout the course of the project’s implementation.