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Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

Fellowships to USA Researchers for Studies
Related to Japanese Society and Politics

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission (JUSFC)

Deadline Date:

04/22/20 11:59 p.m. ET

Description:

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Fellowships to USA individual researchers to promote Japanese studies across the country. The fellowship program is intended to support studies on the Japanese political economy, modern society, relations between the United States and Japan, and Japan's international relations. The purpose of the program is to foster exchange between American and Japanese scholars, support the next generation of Japanese scholars in the United States, and advance Japanese research studies.

The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan - United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities.The program encourages innovative research that puts the research subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s 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, and sociology. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, e-books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.

The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced Japanese language skills whose research will require use of data, sources, and documents, onsite interviews, or other direct contact in Japanese. 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 stage of development.

Applicants may seek funding for projects based on completed dissertations.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180871

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$180,000

Number of Grants:

3

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request a period of performance of no less than six and up to twelve months at a stipend of $5,000 per month. The minimum stipend is $30,000 for six months and the maximum stipend is $60,000 for twelve months.

Term of Contract:

Period of performance: Six to twelve months. Recipients may begin their periods of performance as early as January 1, 2021, and as late as September 1, 2022.

The period of performance must be full-time and continuous. Teaching and administrative assignments or other major activities may not be undertaken during the period of performance.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The fellowships are designed for researchers with advanced Japanese language skills.

Citizenship:

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.

Currently Enrolled Students:

While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply. Applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferral are eligible but such applicants need a letter from the dean of the conferring school or their department chair attesting to the applicant’s status as of the deadline date.

Concurrent Grants from Other Organizations:

Recipients of Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan may simultaneously hold fellowships or grants from institutions other than NEH—including sabbaticals and grants from their own institutions—in support of the same project during their award period.

Collaborative Projects:

The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is designed primarily for individual researchers. Awards may not be divided. If you are seeking funding for more than one participant in a collaborative project, each person seeking funding must submit a separate application specifying the individual contribution.

Awards in this program are made to individuals; indirect costs are unallowable. If an individual recipient elects to have the fellowship paid through their institution, all NEH funds must be remitted to the individual. The institution may not take an institutional allowance.

In keeping with the JUSFC commitment to foster the next generation of leaders in developing and maintaining the Japan-U.S. relationship, NEH encourages applications to this program from junior scholars (that is, scholars who have earned their terminal degree within the last seven years).

NEH also encourages submission of Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan applications from independent scholars and faculty at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

For funding restrictions, see https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/Fellowships%20for%20Advanced%20Social%20Science%20Research%20on%20Japan%20NOFO%202020%2020200422-FO.pdf#page=17.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:

- Application available February 13, 2020
- Application due April 22, 2020, 11:59 PM Eastern Time
- Expected notification: December 2020
- Project start date January 1, 2021

Applications must be submitted online through grants.gov. Prior to submitting the application, applicants must register with grants.gov.

NEH strongly recommends that you complete your registration at least two weeks before the application deadline.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324436

Information session Webinar Recording: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5576090063023160577

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Contact:

Division of Research Programs Team
202-606-8200
fellowships@neh.gov

For assistance in registering with or submitting your application through Grants.gov, contact Grants.gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, excluding federal holidays at:

Grants.gov Applicant Support
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726
International Calls: 606-545-5035
Email: support@grants.gov

Division of Research Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506

CFDA Number:

45.160

Funding or Pin Number:

20200422-FO

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