Fellowships & Grants


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism

The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s in Japanese Buddhism Studies or a closely related field.

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Graduate Student Fellowships

The Center for Japanese Studies is committed to offering financial assistance to continuing UC Berkeley graduate students. Funds are available to students for dissertation research, travel to academic conferences, and more.

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Undergraduate Student Fellowships

The Center for Japanese Studies grants full scholarships to the Japan-American Student Conference for Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are open to any full-time student with an interest in Japan.

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Dissertation Workshop (2018-2020)

With generous funding from The Japan Foundation, the Center for Japanese Studies invited graduate students for a dissertation workshop for Ph.D. candidates based at universities in Southeast Asia, Japan, or the U.S., with a particular goal to recruit those from Southeast Asia or originally from Southeast Asia who were currently working on topics involving Japan.