The AAS Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) offers Japan Studies grants as a result of generous funding from the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission.
Grants are available in the following categories: United States or Japan research travel; Japan conference/seminar/workshop organization; invitation of Japan distinguished speakers (see the links below for details).
The grant deadline for receiving applications is Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5 p.m. EST. Award notification will be made by late April 2017. Projects must begin after May 1, 2017 and be completed by April 30, 2018 to be considered.
- Individual applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and institutional applicants must be located within the USA. In general, seminars/workshops/conferences must be held in the United States, however, an exception may be made if the host institution is a U.S. non-profit organization and the event is relevant to the U.S.-Japan bilateral relationship. Grant fund supported speakers or participants must be either U.S. citizens/permanent residents or Japanese nationals only.
- For the United States and Japan research travel categories only, applicants must be current AAS members at the time of application. Reapplication restrictions apply for these research travel grants.
Please see the AAS website for further details and application forms and instructions:
Chair, NEAC 2016-2017
Professor of History