News and Announcements

November 26, 2013

Travel Grants and Scholarships for Summer 2014

AIU-UCB Project-Based Learning Course & Field Research Trip to Japan

In collaboration with the Akita International University (AIU), Akita Prefecture, Japan, the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) announces a special six-week course from June 1 to July 11, 2014 held at UC Berkeley and AIU, Akita. Successful Berkeley applicants will join their Japanese AIU counterparts to form a class for lectures and field trips in the Bay Area and Akita. Travel to and from Japan, as well as lodging in Akita, are covered by a grant from the Japanese government.

JASC Scholarships

The Japan-America Student Conference (JASC) is a student-led exchange program, initiated in 1934 by university students concerned by the breakdown of bilateral relations prior to the Second World War. Today, an equal number of students from the U.S. and Japan are competitively selected each year to spend one summer month together, studying and analyzing Japan-U.S. relations while visiting four diverse regions in the host country. Thanks to a donor gift, the Center for Japanese Studies offers two scholarships to UC Berkeley applicants.

Faculty-Graduate Student Field Research Training Trips to Japan

We are very pleased to announce that the Center for Japanese Studies has been awarded a major Japan Foundation Institutional Project Support (IPS) grant to support graduate students in Japanese studies at Berkeley. Specifically the grant will support two field research training trips to Japan in summer 2014 on two different topics Political Economy and Images-Texts-Archives.