Graduate Student Funding

CJS Fellowship in Japanese Studies

The Shinjo Ito Chair Fellowship in Japanese Buddhist Studies

CJS Graduate Student Travel Grants

Deadline: Rolling Submission

About the Grant: The Graduate Student Travel Grants are available for continuing Japanese studies students presenting papers at academic conferences. Travel grants are intended to support travel and lodging expenses, with a maximum of $750 per grant. The recipient who gives a trial run presentation of the paper on campus, preferably before the conference, may apply up to $850 per trip. Up to four travel grants are awarded each semester.


  • UC Berkeley graduate students in any department, whose research focuses on Japan
  • Presenting a paper at an academic conference during the 2018-2019 academic year


To apply, submit the following documents as email attachments in PDF format to cjs@berkeley.edu. Conference dates must fall within within the 2018-2019 academic year.

  • One-page proposal which includes conference details and paper topic
  • Budget proposal
        1. Estimated travel and lodging expenses
        2. If any, list other fund sources supporting your conference travels
  • Proof of participation (e.g. invitation/acceptance letter from the conference organizers)

Please contact the Center for Japanese Studies at cjs@berkeley.edu with any questions you may have.