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2018-19 Fellowships in Japanese Studies at Harvard University



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Fellowships, Visiting Research Programs and Awards

2018-19 Fellowships in Japanese Studies at Harvard University



The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations seeks applications from outstanding scholars in the social sciences who are conducting research that illuminates Japan’s relations with the rest of the world. Applicants are welcomed from

various fields, including anthropology, economics, (modern) history, law, political science, public health, and sociology, among others. Scholars may examine domestic issues that bear on Japan’s external relations or problems that Japan shares with other countries. Projects that compare Japan’s experience cross-nationally are also encouraged.

DEADLINE: January 16, 2018 (Tuesday)

Appointment: 10 months, beginning in September 2018

Grant Amount: stipend of $50,000; health insurance coverage for grantee; and up to $5,000 in research/travel funds

For details and application instructions, view: http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/apply-become-postdoctoral-fellow





The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University invites applications for a Digital Fellow/Digital Postdoctoral Fellow position in Japanese Studies. This position is intended for individuals working

in the field of Japanese studies with an interest and commitment to the promotion of digital methods of inquiry, publication, and research and preservation, particularly within the humanities and social sciences. The Digital Fellow/Digital Postdoctoral Fellow should expect to focus on his/her own research and to participate in the intellectual life of the Reischauer Institute and Harvard communities through engagement with faculty, students, scholars, librarians, and digital technologists. Please note: A doctorate is not required for this position, but applicants who wish to be considered as a Digital Postdoctoral Fellow must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2018.

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018 (Thursday)

Appointment: 12 months, beginning in August 2018

Grant Amount:

  • Digital Fellow in Japanese Studies (without Ph.D.): stipend of $45,000 with health insurance coverage for the grantee
  • Digital Postdoctoral Fellow in Japanese Studies (with Ph.D.): stipend of $60,000 with health insurance coverage for the grantee


For details and application instructions, view: http://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/postdoctoral/digital


Call for Nominations: The William F. Sibley Memorial Subvention Award for Japanese Translation


Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS)

This annual competition, coordinated by the Committee on Japanese Studies of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago, honors the legacy of William F. Sibley, Associate Professor Emeritus in East Asian Languages & Civilizations and scholar and translator of Japanese literature. In keeping with Sibley’s lifelong devotion to translation and to the place of literature in the classroom, the award provides up to $3,000 as a publishing subvention for translations of Japanese literature into English.

Eligible translations include, but are not limited to, poetry, fiction, short stories, compositions, literary criticism, and essays. New translations of works previously translated are acceptable. Subvention funds will be paid directly to publishers. Nominations will only be accepted from presses that have previously published Japanese literature in translation.

The deadline for nominations from publishers is April 1, 2018.

Full details and nomination instructions can be found on the CEAS website:




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