Graduate Student Funding

Traditional Dancers

CJS Fellowship in Japanese Studies

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 fellowship competition (Deadline: April 1, 2022). 

The Center for Japanese Studies is committed to offering financial assistance to continuing UC Berkeley graduate students.

The Center makes fellowship awards directly to graduate students in Japanese Studies; contributes funds to the multi-year fellowship program of the Institute of East Asian Studies; provides research assistantships to students working for faculty supervisors; helps support the fellowship program of the Inter-University Center for Japanese Studies (Yokohama, Japan), of which the University of California, Berkeley is a founding member.

The Center also supports meetings of graduate students for the discussion of dissertation research, and other topics. Funds are available to students for travel to conferences, scholarly meetings, and job interviews.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IEAS is assessing feasibility of summer travel abroad. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include alternate plans in case summer travel to proposed countries is prohibited. 

Please click here to apply

CJS-JSPS Pre/Post-doctoral Fellowship Award

The AY 2022-2023 application period is now open. Deadline is March 1, 2022.

The CJS-JSPS Fellowship Award provides opportunities for pre- and postdoctoral researchers from UC Berkeley to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other research institutions under the guidance of a host researcher.  The Fellowship is for a term of 1-12 months and must begin between June 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023. It is open to all fields of the humanities, social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students who anticipate completing their doctoral degree within 2 years, as well as post-doctoral fellows who completed their doctoral degrees within 6 years of the date the fellowship goes into effect, are eligible.

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 $1200 per grant. Up to four travel grants are awarded each semester.

Please click here to apply.