Funding: KCCJE (Kobe College Corporation Japan Education Exchange) $2000 Travel Grants

money-150-2KCC Japan Education Exchange is offering travel grants for research in Japan up to $2000 each.

Application materials will be available at the KCC Japan Education Exchange website by the next week. Please check at:

The travel grant must be used for travel to, from, and within Japan. It may not be used to buy equipment, purchase books or materials, or any other direct research expenses. It may not be used for language instruction.

There are no restrictions on the discipline or content of the research project. This travel grant may be combined with any other fellowships or grants.

Eligibility Criteria:

An applicant must be a US citizen
Enrolled in (or affiliated with) an American university
Ph.D. candidate who has been advanced to candidacy
Proficient in research level Japanese language

Applications include:
The cover sheet with bio info (from KCC)
One letter of recommendation from the candidates thesis advisor
One letter ranking language proficiency

The proposal should include:
Brief dissertation abstract (500 words)
Statement of research agenda in Japan
Budget showing how the travel grant will be used

Upon completion of expenditure of funds, the recipient will be required to submit a report to KCC/Japan Education Exchange explaining the outcome of his/her project.

Applications are due no later than February 15, 2013 and recipients will be notified by February 28, 2013.

For questions please contact Roberta Wollons at or Cindi

Roberta Wollons
U Mass Boston

Cindi Sturtz-Sreetharan
CSU Sacramento
Visit the website at

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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