The Great Lakes Colleges Association's Fund for the Study of Japan provides an array of grant opportunities for faculty members engaged in various fields of Japan Studies. These opportunities are supported by an endowment to promote Japanese Studies and Japan-related activities in the United States.
Several categories of grants have been established in response to the nature and scope of the requests the Fund has received over the past few years. Use these as a guide for your proposal, but do not hesitate to suggest new areas or activities for funding. Periodically there are stand alone opportunities for funding to special events.
News and Opportunities
Japan Studies Association Announcement: Summer 2013 at the East-West Center
With a grant from the Freeman Foundation, the Japan Studies Association is pleased to announce a three-week Summer Institute on Japan, from May 19 - June 7, 2013, in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Institute provides an opportunity for college and university faculty with little previous knowledge of Japan to learn from recognized scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Successful applicants will show specific ways in which the material learned at the Institute will be incorporated into their undergraduate courses. Applicants from community colleges are eligible. If you know of colleagues interested in integration information about Japan into their courses, please forward this information to them.
The Freeman Foundation generously supports up to $500 for airfare, pays a small stipend, and provides living accommodations and most meals during the period of the Institute. The participant's college or university administration will pay a registration fee of $650. Applications must be received by February 25.