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Bridging Scholarships for Study in Japan
Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese, the Bridging Project provides scholarships for American undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs in Japan. Applications are accepted twice per year. Recipients who attend programs at Japanese universities may be eligible for additional assistance from the Association for International
Education, Japan (AIEJ) through their host institutuions. Deadline is April 8, 2016 for study beginning in Fall 2016.
National Science Foundation Tokyo Office
The National Science Foundation is a United States government agency responsible for promoting basic research and education in science and engineering. International activities are supported throughout the NSF portfolio. The NSF Tokyo Regional Office is located within the American Embassy in Tokyo and facilitates NSF activities principally in Japan, but also in other countries in the East Asia and Pacific region (except China) as needed. The NSF Tokyo Regional Office does not review proposals or administer awards, but it does oversee and coordinate projects. For funding opportunities go to the NSF homepage.
Fulbright Program Award in Japan (for US nationals)
This USIA-sponsored program is awarded to support visiting lecturers, research scholars and graduate students from the United States in Japan. Applications that focus on Japanese studies, international relations, and problems of contemporary Japanese society are encouraged. The award supports a 3-12 month stay in Japan. Only US citizens are eligible.
Japan Foundation Grants Page
List of grant programs offered by the Japan Foundation, based in New York City. The Japan Foundation
serves to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The New York office
provides support for Japanese Studies, exchange of performing arts, and assistance for media-related projects such as film or video productions.
Japan Foundation and Language Center (Los Angeles) Research Grants
A variety of research, teaching, and Japanese language study grants are detailed on the following website. Additionally, the website provides instructions for receiving applications which are currently available.
Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarship
Monbusho offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities as research students for the academic year the Japanese Government Scholarship program. Applicants must be university or college graduates. For further information, contact the Japanese Embassy or Consulate nearest you.
Japan-US Friendship Commission
The Commision remains interested in sponsoring research with a policy orientation on two topics: international competition codes in the context of US-Japan trade issues; and social change and trends in Japan (e.g. aging issues, migration, women' s issues etc.)
Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies
This web-site offers information on a variety of scholarships for those interested in pursuing Japanese studies.