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Funding for Japanese Studies

The following opportunities are available for graduate students in Japanese Studies:

Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship

Japan and the World Graduate Scholarships

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Scholarships

Japanese Studies Scholarships

 

Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Scholarship

The Japanese studies team at Cambridge University is delighted to announce the launch of a new multi-year graduate scholarship to support doctoral students in Japanese studies at Cambridge University. Funded jointly by the Toshiba International Foundation and the Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust, the scholarship is available for a qualified student planning to start his or her doctoral studies from October 2018.

The purpose of the scholarship is to stimulate research that either engages one or several disciplines in the study of Japan or considers Japan in the larger context of the world, broadly defined.

Applicants should apply to take a PhD in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies) at the University, via the University’s online application process here

The deadline for submission of applications to the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is January 4 2018 and applicants should make clear in their applications that they wish to be considered for the Cambridge Toshiba Japan and the World Graduate Scholarship. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply well before the formal official deadline and to make preliminary enquires via email with potential supervisors. A list of supervisors in Japanese studies in the department can be found here.

The scholarship will cover the annual University Composition (tuition) Fee and an annual stipend to cover living costs of the individual scholarship recipient. Funding will cover three years of formal study for the PhD, including potentially a contribution towards a year of field work, and also, potentially, living costs to support a fourth year of writing up.

All students in Japanese Studies admitted to the PhD programme beginning 2018 are eligible, but preference will be given to those whose research aims to place Japan within the larger context of the world, either in its multilateral focus or through its disciplinary impact.

Candidates wishing to be considered for the scholarship must include with their application a one-page detailed statement explaining how their research embodies the Japan and the World initiative. Candidate are also asked to fill in the Postgraduate Studentships Application Form for Japanese Studies form.

Successful applicants for the scholarship must have been offered admission by the University, and fulfil any admission conditions set by the University. Candidates may be of any nationality and the scholarship is tenable at any College within the University.

For further enquiries contact: Dr John Nilsson-Wright

Application deadline: 4 January 2018

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Japan and the World Graduate Scholarships

The awards are intended for promising, qualified students applying to Japanese Studies graduate programmes and are open to UK, European and international students. Funding is intended to cover fees and potentially also maintenance and living costs, and will be awarded based on merit. 

Further information is here and initial enquiries may be directed to Dr John Nilsson-Wright

Application deadline: 4 January 2018

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Japanese Studies Studentships from the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Like other Japanese Studies UK Institutions, the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies can nominate three graduate students for MA/PhD studentships offered by the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation from 2014-2015 onwards. The studentships are £10,000 and are offered annually. Studentships are granted only for one year but students can re-apply for up to three years. Students are eligible regardless of nationality and residential status.

For further information please contact Dr John Nilsson-Wright

Application deadline: 4 January 2018

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Japanese Studies Scholarships

Graduate students in Japanese can apply for Japanese Studies Scholarships of £10,000 per annum for a maximum period of three years towards fees and maintenance.

Initial enquiries may be directed to Dr John Nilsson-Wright

Application deadline: 4 January 2018

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