Jiuji Kasai Japan Summer Research Travel Grant

Opportunity Description:

The Jiuji Kasai (Class of 1913) Japan Summer Research Travel Grant provides $3,500 to support an undergraduate student conducting summer research in Japan. In most cases this award supports research leading to a B.A. paper. However, another academic research project may also be considered. Preference will be given to students with advanced Japanese language ability. The award is provided by the Committee on Japanese Studies at the Center for East Asian Studies.  One award will be given out each academic year.  Funds will take the form of reimbursement for travel, accommodations, meals, and museum/archive entrance fees.

Primary Responsibilities: 

Awardees are expected to submit a 2-page, double-spaced report by September 1st following the grant period detailing what they accomplished using the grant.

Minimum Qualifications and/or Eligibility Requirements: 

Eligible students must be:

  • currently registered at the University of Chicago for Spring Quarter of AY 2019-2020 and must plan on registering for Fall Quarter of AY 2020-2021.
  • Applicants must have completed or tested out of Japanese 20403 (Advanced Modern Japanese 3) by the project start date.
  • Research grants are primarily for third-year students in the College, but exceptional second-year students and fourth-year students who plan to spend part or all of a fifth year in the College are also eligible to apply.

Application Process: 

To apply, click here.  

You will need to provide:

  • a statement of purpose/research plan
  • a budget
  • email contacts for letters of recommendation from your language instructor and your B.A. advisor

Upon submitting the online application, the faculty members you specify will receive an email with directions to submit a letter of recommendation.  This email is intended as a courtesy reminder; you should be in contact with your professors regarding a letter of recommendation prior to your submission.

Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020

Application Deadline: 

Monday, April 6, 2020
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