Funding: KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowship Award

money [150-2]The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded.


Fellowships are for one academic year, nonrenewable, and are intended to cover both academic and living expenses. Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $30,000. To be eligible, you must be a United States citizen at the time of application.


KCC Japan Education Exchange will award a graduate fellowship to a graduate student who has a record of teaching effectively about Japan, or who shows promise to do so in the future. There are no restrictions as to place of study or research in Japan, field of study, or age of the applicant. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies, which could include (but not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, social and natural sciences, or business. Preference will be given to applicants who provide written confirmation of their research or study site in Japan. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not yet conducted dissertation research in Japan. Applicants must have completed their qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy; they must also demonstrate research level Japanese language competency.

More information and application materials can be found online at Completed applications and all supporting materials must be submitted to the KCC Japan Education Exchange email address: no later than January 9, 2017.   For any documents that must be mailed, please send them to KCC Japan

Education Exchange, 540 W Frontage Road, Suite 3335, Northfield, IL 60093.

Thank you for distributing this Fellowship Award information widely.

Cindi SturtzSreetharan


Chair, Graduate Fellowship Committee

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