Fellowships & Grants

CSEAS Travel Grants

CSEAS administers a travel grant program for UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students. Small grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support recipients to undertake short-term research or to attend conferences to present scholarly papers. There is no restriction as to the level, departmental affiliation, or citizenship of the applicant. Students must be in good academic standing, and be enrolled through the entire travel period.

The maximum award for graduate students is $1,100 for overseas travel or $500 for travel in the U.S. The...

CJS Graduate Student Fellowship Application Deadline Extended to April 15

March 19, 2020

The Center for Japanese Studies is committed to offering financial assistance to continuing UC Berkeley graduate students. The application deadline for the 2020-2021 fellowship competition has been extended to April 15, 2020.

Please click here to apply.

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IEAS is assessing feasibility of summer travel abroad. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include...

Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement

January 13, 2020
Shinjo Ito Postdoc Scholar

With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a full-time postdoctoral research fellowship with the possibility of teaching. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2022.

The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s, providing time to pursue their research along with the opportunity to take part in regular events and workshops offered by the Centers for Japanese and Buddhist Studies. The fellow will deliver a...

CJS - JSPS Fellowship AY 2020-2021 Application Period is Now Open

December 6, 2019

The CJS-JSPS Fellowship is for a term of 1-12 months and must begin between June 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021. It is open to all fields of the humanities, social sciences, engineering, and the natural sciences. Students who anticipate completing their doctoral degree within 2 years, as well as faculty, post-doctoral fellows and students who completed their doctoral degrees within 6 years of the date the fellowship goes into effect, are eligible.

Applications should be sent to CJS at...

JAPANESE STUDIES DISSERTATION WORKSHOP Remapping Asia: Conflicting and Collective Political Goals

August 29, 2019

We are now accepting applications for the last of three planned workshops funded by the Japan Foundation.

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CSEAS awards FLAS fellowships for 2019-20

June 25, 2019

CSEAS has awarded Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FLAS) graduate student fellowships for the 2019-20 academic year to Jennifer Duque (Ethnic Studies) and Aaron Gatdula (City & Regional Planning) to study Filipino, Ngoc-Mai Phan (Ethnic Studies) to study Vietnamese, and Justin Weinstock (Anthropology) to study Thai. Chyrylle Digsay (South & Southeast Asian Studies and Legal Studies) received an undergraduate FLAS award to study Filipino.