Applications Open for Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan (Stipend: Up to $60,000 in funding)


Applications are open for Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program to encourage innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature.
The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations.
The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced Japanese language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents, onsite interviews, or other direct contact in Japanese. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for comparative purposes. Projects may be at any stage of development.
Award information

  • Fellowships cover periods lasting from six to twelve months at a stipend of $5,000 per month.
  • The maximum stipend is $60,000 for a twelve-month award period. Applicants should request award periods that suit their schedules and the needs of their projects. Requesting an award period shorter than twelve months will not improve an applicant’s chances of receiving a fellowship.

Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan may not be used for:

  • promotion of a particular political, religious, or ideological point of view;
  • advocacy of a particular program of social or political action;
  • support of specific public policies or legislation;
  • projects that fall outside of the social sciences (including the creation or performance of
  • art; creative writing, autobiographies, memoirs, and creative nonfiction; and specific
  • policy studies);
  • research by students enrolled in a degree program, including research for doctoral
  • dissertations or theses;
  • the preparation or revision of textbooks;
  • curriculum development;
  • the development of teaching methods or theories;
  • educational or technical impact assessments;
  • the creation or enhancement of databases, unless part of a larger interpretive project;
  • inventories of collections
  • the writing of guide books, how-to books, and self-help books.


  • Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program accepts applications from researchers, teachers, and writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not.
  • U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply.
  • Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.
Eligible Country: United States

For more information, please visit the website of this opportunity by following this link

Deadline: 25 April 2018


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