Junior Fellowship in Japan Studies

Available for the academic year for students at the write-up stage of their dissertation on modern and contemporary Japan, with priority to history and social science. Provides matriculation and fees or extended residence plus a stipend. Applicants should have completed their field research and expect to complete their dissertation within the academic year.

  • Provides
    • Academic year support for matriculation and fees plus health insurance and stipend
  • Eligibility
    • Ph.D. students doing dissertation write-up on modern and contemporary Japan
    • priority to history and social science topics
    • residence at Columbia is required
    • Preference will be given to students in the fifth year and beyond
  • One award per academic year
  • Award of approximately $25,000 is divided amongst matriculation and fees, health insurance and stipend.
  • Recipients of the award must report to the Weatherhead East Asian Institute any additional funds, such as another grant, that they receive in support of the same activities. The total amount of funding received for the project must not exceed the limits dictated by the student's school. Should a student receive multiple sources of funding for the same project, the WEAI will adjust or withdraw the amount granted to the student so as to remain below the cap dictated by the student's school.

Application Procedures

  • Submit the following application materials:
    • Basic Application Form
    • Resume/CV
    • statement of progress of approximately four pages describing your dissertation progress
    • two letters of reference
    • all official academic transcripts, including those from Columbia
    • budget showing your expenses for the academic year

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