Visiting Scholar Program


Thank you for your interest in UC Berkeley's Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) and its visiting scholar program. CJS invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct research relevant to faculty associated with the Center for Japanese Studies and who can participate in and contribute to the university's Japanese studies community. Potential applicants should take a moment read the application procedures detailed below before contacting CJS.

Each scholar invited to affiliate with the Center for Japanese Studies is expected to actively participate in the Center's programs. Scholars are asked to give talks based on their research at least once during their stay at Berkeley and should attend CJS-sponsored talks and seminars on a regular basis. All scholars are asked to submit a final report on the progress of their research, including copies of publications or drafts of papers completed during the period of their stay.

Application Procedures

Program Extension

Financial Support

Health Insurance


Additional Information

Activities for Visiting Scholars

Partner Institutions in Japan

Former Visiting Scholars