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Graduate Fellowships in Japanese Studies

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The Centers for Chinese Studies (CCS), Japanese Studies (CJS) and Korean Studies (CKS) and the Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS) announce their 2014-15 fellowship competitions for continuing graduate students in East Asian studies. Students may apply to only one of the four Center/Institute competitions, so should carefully consider which one best suits their needs. Please contact Center/Institute staff with questions. In order to fund the maximum number of meritorious proposals, files may be transferred between the CCS, CJS, CKS and IEAS as appropriate.

Announcement

The Center for Japanese Studies announces its 2014-2015 fellowship competition for continuing graduate students in Japanese Studies. CJS will accept applications for most academic purposes including pre-dissertation research or study, dissertation research, dissertation write-up awards, and summer language study. In any case, a specific plan of research/study not for general support must be proposed, along with a statement of expected outcome. Awardees will be required to file a brief final report to CJS at the end of the award period.

In view of the increasing number of applications and amounts requested, we will offer awards up to $8,000 per student. CJS awards are insufficient to cover a full year of funding for any applicant. CJS strongly encourages applicants to apply for funding from other campus and extramural sources and to apply to CJS for the additional funding that may still be needed for the project or study period.

Applicants are strongly urged to provide recommenders with copies of their statement of purpose beforehand. Applicants should submit the following materials (hard copy requested except for out-of-country students) directed to the CJS Fellowship Committee and sent to Kumi Hadler at the Center for Japanese Studies, (2223 Fulton Street, 5th Floor) by Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

  1. Application Cover Sheet PDF format
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae
  3. A detailed Research/Study Proposal for the period of requested support (max. 2 pages)
  4. A List of All Financial Assistance received during graduate study, including fellowships from ALL sources (extramural fellowships as well), research assistantships, teaching appointments, and grants
  5. A complete List of All Support including the amount of fund requested for the coming academic year, with notes on the status of the requests
  6. An Estimated Budget for your project
  7. Two Letters of Recommendation (mailed or emailed separately to CJS). Emailed recommendations go to cjs@berkeley.edu.
  8. A current Transcript (unofficial copies OK) from UCB together with a list of any courses currently in progress

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

Steve Vogel
Chair, Center for Japanese Studies




The Shinjo Ito Chair Fellowship in Japanese Buddhist Studies

The Center for Japanese Studies announces its 2014-2015 fellowship competition for continuing graduate students in Japanese Buddhist Studies. The application process is exactly the same as the regular CJS Fellowship above, except that applicants must be engaged in the study of Japanese Buddhism and they may request support over $8,000. Applicants for the Shinjo Ito Chair Fellowship will automatically be considered for the CJS Fellowship if they do not receive the requested funding from the Shinjo Ito Chair Fellowship.