2016-2017 IPS Small Grant Program Awardees

Institution Project Title
Antioch CollegeOhayo Ohio II: Next Stage, New Opportunities for Cultural Engagement, Building Foundation, “HIYAKU”
Emory UniversityJapanese Language Text Mining: Digital Humanities Methods for Japanese Studies
Furman UniversityJapan Summer Experience: Pre-Freshman Travel Study to Japan
University of Mary Washington FoundationUMW Focus on Japan, 2017


Grantee Antioch College
Project TitleOhayo Ohio II: Next Stage, New Opportunities for Cultural Engagement, Building Foundation, “HIYAKU”
Grant Period2017/01/01-2017/11/30
Project Cost Total$26,178.00*
JF Grant Total$24,070.00*
OutlineThis grant supports Japanese cultural workshops and lectures that highlight the work of Antioch College alumni in the fields of kyogen, butoh, washi, and sado (chado). The workshops and lectures are open to students, faculty, and the community, as part of Antioch’s efforts to increase community interest in Japan and rebuild its formerly robust Japanese program.
Grantee Emory University
Project TitleJapanese Language Text Mining: Digital Humanities Methods for Japanese studies
Grant Period2017/01/15-2017/07/20
Project Cost Total$47,797.00*
JF Grant Total$23,319.00*
OutlineThis grant supports a workshop at Emory University that initiates collaboration between Japanese Studies specialists and Digital Humanities specialists. Emory hopes to increase literacy on both sides by exposing each party to the languages needed to communicate with one another. The goal for this collaboration is to create models that encourage the advancement of digital humanities research in the field of Japanese Studies.
Grantee Furman University
Project TitleJapan Summer Experience: Pre-Freshman Travel Study to Japan
Grant Period2017/01/01-2017/12/31
Project Cost Total$45,153.00*
JF Grant Total$25,000.00*
OutlineThrough this grant, approximately ten incoming freshmen will spend ten days in Japan prior to beginning their studies at Furman University. The goals of the project are to increase the number of Japan Studies students at Furman and to foster ties between the Department of Asian Studies and departments without Asian Studies faculty.
Grantee University of Mary Washington Foundation
Project TitleUMW Focus on Japan, 2017
Grant Period2017/01/01-2017/12/31
Project Cost Total$21,695.00*
JF Grant Total$21,535.00*
OutlineThis grant supports an interdisciplinary program consisting of two new courses on Japan, the purchase of materials to expand and enhance research opportunities currently unavailable to students, ten visiting presentations, and two films covering Japanese culture. This program is designed to appeal to students, faculty, and the greater Fredericksburg community.

* 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.