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Japanese Studies Projects Grant

Application deadline: December 3, 2018

This program is designed to support Japanese Studies at non-profit academic and research institutions. Projects that focus specifically on Japanese Studies (e.g., survey projects, conferences, publications), resource acquisition of Japan-related materials for libraries and visiting professorships are eligible.

Past Japanese Studies projects Grant Recipients

Awarded: 2 (of 5 applicants)

Asia Institute
University of Melbourne
September 17-19, 2018

International Conference on new Frontiers in Japanese Studies

This conference will be a kickoff conference for the Modern Japanese Studies Consortium – a new academic initiative aimed at institutionalizing a global research hub in Japanese Studies at the University of Melbourne in Australia. Japanese Studies scholarship is nowadays successfully spreading globally. Along with the United States, Australia has been playing a significant role in producing unique Japanese Studies scholarship. Australian scholarship in Japanese Studies tends to be very interdisciplinary, shedding light on diversities in society and culture. The Consortium will help improve new collaborative international research in Japanese Studies and expand student exchange opportunities. Our efforts also include a link to emerging places and scholars of Japanese Studies in the Asia Pacific region. We will integrate multiple perspectives on Japanese society into the scholarship. We believe our efforts will result in pushing the existing boundaries of
scholarship forward and exploring a new frontier, and the conference will be a starting point for creating this dialogue on future scholarship.

Japan Institute
Australian National University
September 6, 2017

Japan Update: Peak Japan
This project brings speakers to the Australian National University to participate in a themed panel discussion that forms the centerpiece of the annual Japan Update conference, alongside regular panels on politics, foreign policy and the economy. The Japan Update conference is an important event that aims to increase the understanding in Australia of major issues in Japan. It provides an opportunity each year for an audience of academics, policymakers and business people to come together to hear thought-provoking speakers and to engage in an exchange of ideas about the future of Australia-Japan relations. The conference takes place on a single day in Canberra with related activities in other cities. It brings prestigious international speakers to Australia and forges new relationships between specialists and generalists with an interest in Japan. These relationships continue to support the development of Japanese studies in Australia after the conference is over. At the 2018 conference, the panel will address the topic of demographic change.

Awarded: 1 (of 6 applicants)

Japan Institute
Australian National University
September 6, 2017

Japan Update: Innovation in Japan
This project brings speakers to the Australian National University to participate in a panel discussion that forms the centerpiece of the annual Japan Update conference. The Japan Update conference is an important event that highlights major issues that are of concern in Japan and that impact Australia. It provides an opportunity each year for an audience of academics, policymakers and business people to come together to hear thought-provoking speakers and to engage in an exchange of ideas about the future of Australia-Japan relations. The conference takes place on a single day in Canberra with related activities in other cities. It brings prestigious international speakers to Australia and forges new relationships between specialists and generalists with an interest in Japan. These relationships continue to support the development of Japanese studies in Australia after the conference is over. At the 2017 conference, the panel will address the topic of innovation.

Note: This grant was offered for the first time in 2017-18.

FAQ: Japanese Studies Projects Grant

Will the grant cover salaries for staff, including assistants and office running costs?

This grant does not provide funds for salaries/wages or office expenses. Honoraria may be provided for assistants and invitees in certain circumstances.

For general FAQ about Major Grants, please see the FAQ section on the Japanese Studies Grants page.

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