NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES
FELLOWSHIPS FOR ADVANCED SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ON JAPAN
DUE: MAY 3
The Fellowship Program for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan is a joint activity of the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission
(JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy,
Japanís international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects
in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly
knowledge or to the general publicís understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines for
the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology,
public administration, and sociology. The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced language skills whose research will
require use of data, sources, and documents in their original languages or whose research requires interviews onsite in direct one-onone
contact. Fellows may undertake their projects in Japan, the United States, or both, and may include work in other countries for
comparative purposes. Projects may be at any state of development.
ELIGIBILITY: The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program accepts applications from researchers,
teachers, and writers, whether they have an institutional affiliation or not. All U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the
United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the
three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible.
FUNDING: Fellowships cover uninterrupted periods lasting from six to twelve months at a stipend of $4,200 per month. The maximum
stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month award period.