Funding for Graduates and Professionals

*** We have also created a list for graduate-level grants specifically for non-U.S. citizens, which can be viewed here: Graduate-level Research Grants for non-U.S. Citizens ***


IHS PhD Application Fee Waiver


AAS Northeast Asian Council Grants

Abe Fellowship

Advanced Social Science Research on Japan Fellowship

AFRASO Fellowship

American Association of University Women [general]

 American Historical Association; Bernadotte E. Schmitt Grant for research (European, African or Asian History)

Anne van Biema Fellowship for the Visual Arts

API Fellowships

ARIAH East Asia Fellowship

Artists and Researchers in Residence Program in Fukuoka

Asia Foundation Development Fellows

Asia Network Teaching Fellows

Arts Network Asia Grants

Asia-Pacific Study Fund (APSF) Short-Term Reciprocal Research Fellowship

Asiatic Research Institute Fellowship Program

Asian Cultural Council Grants

Asian Civilizations Museum Fellowship, Singapore

Aurora Challenge Grant
[California residents]

Aurora Japanese Language Scholarship
[California residents]

Blakemore Foundation Fellowships and Grants

CCWH/Berks Graduate Student Fellowship [Dissertation writing]

Center for French-Japanese Advanced Studies in Paris Fellowships

Chino Kaori Memorial Prize for Graduate Students

College Women’s Association of Japan
Graduate Women Scholarship for Non-Japanese Study in Japan

Council on Foreign Relations’ International Affairs Fellowship

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Dissertation Fellowship

Critical Language Scholarship Program (US Department of State)

Daiwa Scholarship [UK]

D. Kim Foundation Fellowship

Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship

East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes for Science and Engineering

East Asian Planning History Prize

East-West Center Fellowships

East-West Center Fellowships on Asia and Japan in DC

Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS – Banque de France Fellowship

Fondation France-Japon de l’EHESS -Michelin Fellowship

Frank Gibney Award for Graduate Student Essay: Journal of American-East Asian Relations

Friends of the Princeton University Library Research Grant Program

Fulbright Scholarships

Fung Global Fellows Program for Early-career International Scholars [general]

Getty Scholar Grants and Fellowships [general]

Go Overseas Study Abroad Scholarship

Hakuhodo Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

The Harvard Academy Scholars Program for International and Area Studies [general]

Heinz M. Kaempfer Fund – Society for Japanese Arts [+]

Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Program in Buddhist Studies

Hosei International Fund Foreign Scholars Fellowship

International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

International Dissertation Research Fellowship

International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) Fellowships in Leiden, the Netherlands

JASSO Student Exchange Support Program

JASSO Scholarship for Students Studying at Japanese Universities

Japanese Association of University Women

Japan Foundation Fellowships

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship

Japan-US Friendship Commission Grants

Jefferson Fellowships

JFTC Essay Competition

Jonathan T. Yeh Award for Student Scholarship

Kathryn Davis Fellowships for Peace (Middlebury College)

KCC Japan Education Exchange

Kluge Fellowship [general]

Kyoko Selden Memorial Translation Prize

Kyushu University Friendship Scholarship

Library of Congress Kluge Fellowship [general]

Library of Congress Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program

Mesthelioma Help Essay Contest Scholarship [for study abroad]

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship


Nanzan Post-Doc Research Fellowship

National Security Education Program Boren Scholarships

NEAC Japan Studies Grants

Needham Research Institute: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Fellowship

Needham Research Institute: Soon-Young Kim Award in the History of East Asian Science and Technology

Newton International Fellowships (general – UK)

The Next Generation Leadership in Asian Affairs Fellowship

The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the Inter‐University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC)

Nissho Iwai Foundation International Exchange Scholarship Programme

NSC Fellowship for Intra-Asian Interactions

OAH-JAAS Japan Residencies Program

Okinawa Prefectural Government Scholarships

Performing Arts Japan

Prange Research Awards

Reischauer Policy Research Fellows Program

Resident Scholar Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research (SAR) (Santa Fe) [general, East Asia]

Robert H. N.Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Robert H. N.Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in Buddhist Studies

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Collaborative Research Grants in Buddhist Studies

Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation/ACLS Visiting Professorships in Buddhist Studies

Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarships

Rotary Yoneyama Scholarship

Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures

Saison Foundation (Contemporary Theater and Dance)

Sasakawa Peace Foundation Fellowship

Society for Asian Music Small Grant

Society of East Asian Anthropology Annual Prizes

SSRC Transregional Research Fellowships

Stanley Weinstein Dissertation Prize in East Asian Buddhism

Sumitomo Foundation Protection and Preservation Grants

Sumitomo Foundation Japan-related Research Grants

Tanaka and Green Academic Scholarships

Tanaka Fund Grant to Support Promising Junior Japanese Studies Scholars [Canada]

Toshiba International Foundation Scholarships [Europe]

Toyota Foundation Grants

Triangle Center Japanese Studies Grants

Truman-Kauffman Research Fellowship [general]

Twentieth Century Japan Research Award

Ukiyo-e research grant

United States-Japan Foundation Grants

Visit and Study Japan Program (VSJapan)

Yale Fellowship in Sacred Music, Worship, and the Arts [general]

Walter H. Shorenstein Fellowships

Weatherhead Initiative on Global History

The Wilson Center Fellowship

Wolfsonian Fellowship Program

WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute