Fulbright Scholar Program

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11088-JA

All Disciplines (Research)

Japan
East Asia and the Pacific

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Conduct research in area of specialization. Grantees are expected to submit a publishable report about their research within six months after the end of the grant. Applicants must demonstrate how their research will contribute to the Japan-U.S. relationship in their field and to their own professional development.

Grant Length
Three to nine months
Grant Dates

Grants must begin between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022.

Locations

Any appropriate institution. The Japan-U.S. Educational Commission will finalize all affiliation arrangements.

Flex Option
Yes
Flex Description

The Serial (Flex) Grant is designed for scholars who require multiple visits to the host country. This option allows grants to be conducted over short segments, preferably during the fall and/or spring semesters. Interested applicants should clearly indicate plans for Flex in their project statement, including a project timeline.

Serial (Flex) grant parameters:

  • Minimum length of the total grant is six months
  • Grant cannot be divided into more than two segments
  • Grant segments may be spread over two consecutive years with a half or more of the total grant period completed during the first academic year
  • The second segment must resume within one year after the completion of the first segment; and
  • Only offered for research grants.
Discipline Type
Applications are sought in all disciplines
Areas of Interest

While this award is open to any project in the disciplines listed above, there is interest in scholars who are in these particular specialty areas.

While this award is open to any disciplines, the Commission prioritizes projects in the social sciences and humanities, to promote research and study in the following five fields of study as they relate to the U.S. and Japan and broader global society.

1. Study of Japan

Study of the society and culture of Japan through such fields as history, political science, economics, law, journalism, literature, and sociology.

2. Japan-U.S. Relations in the Indo-Pacific

Study of contemporary social, political, economic, and security issues between Japan and the U.S. in relation with the Indo-Pacific region.

3. Critical Issues of Contemporary Society

Study of contemporary social issues in Japan and the U.S. Subjects of particular interest include risk or crisis management, ethical and other issues of rapid technological development, urbanization, the family, aging society, economic disparity, and criminology.

4. Global Issues

Study of issues occurring on a global scale. Subjects of particular interest include public health, trade, labor and mobility, migration, environment, energy, diversity and inclusion, demographic issues and other related topics to the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

5. Education

Study of contemporary issues for all levels of educational systems in Japan and the U.S. A comparative perspective is encouraged. Subjects of particular interest include all aspects of internationalization, global skill competency development, foreign language acquisition, structural and curricular reform, and the role of education in society.

Special Features

Fulbright East Asia Pacific Regional Travel Program

Fulbright Scholars in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region have the opportunity to apply for funds to support short-term (3-14 days) travel to other countries in the EAP region for activities such as lectures, workshops, graduate or faculty seminars, master classes or recitals, curricular advising or panel presentations. EAP Regional Travel Program funding covers transportation only. Regional Travel Program activities/host sites should not be included in the initial Fulbright application. Scholars may pursue invitations for short-term activities in other EAP countries once notified that they have been selected for a Fulbright grant, and may only apply for travel program funds once they have actively started their Fulbright grant in their host country. Scholars on Flex grants are not eligible for the regional travel grant.

Application Deadline
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Activity
Research
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) required
Candidate Profile
Academics, except early career
Number of Grants
Up To 10
Program Staff
Carleen Velez
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-686-4021
Sarah Causer
For U.S.-Japan IEA
Phone: 
202-686-6232
Email: 

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