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Case Studies Japan: Research Trip to Japan for Interdisciplinary Scholars and Graduate Students


Grant type Pre-paid grant
Proposal deadline December 1, 2020
Funding opportunity Institutional funding for U.S.-based institutions/organizations with 501(c)(3) status
Benefits Maximum of $50,000 per project
This initiative offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and graduate students at U.S. institutions to travel to Japan and conduct case study field research in the realms of the humanities and social sciences. The goal is to provide participants, especially those who may not be familiar with Japan, with firsthand experiences to gain a deeper understanding of and make connections in Japan that will be useful in their own disciplines after the trip. Researchers who are experts on Japan at U.S. universities, colleges, think tanks or other research organizations are invited to apply for this grant to help fund a short-term study tour.
The proposed grant period must complete by November 30, 2021, and the trip dates must fall within the grant period. The maximum amount of the grant request from the Japan Foundation is $50,000 per project.

Deadline: The application must be received by the Japan Foundation, New York by email or post no later than Tuesday, December 1, 2020.

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Application materials

Guidelines & Instructions (PDF)
Application Form (Word)
Budget Sheet (Excel)

List of Past Awardees

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