Fulbright Scholar Program

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Catalog of Awards

10090-JA

Journalism

Japan
East Asia and the Pacific

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Award Details
Grant Activity

Conduct research in applicant's area of specialization. Proposals must be feasible with respect to the applicant's qualifications and language abilities, as well as time frame. It is expected that the research will result in a tangible product appropriate to the grantee's particular field of journalism (for example, a series of articles, a television program or a series of radio stories on some facet of Japan). The product should be described in some detail in the project statement. During the grant period, grantees are welcome to generate periodic articles or reports, but they are not allowed to serve as a regular correspondent for either a U.S. employer or, if there is one, their Japanese affiliation.

The purpose of this award is to provide opportunities for both junior and senior journalists working in print, broadcast and digital media to become better informed about Japan.

In addition to being a prestigious academic exchange program, the Fulbright Program is designed to expand and strengthen relationships between the people of the United States and citizens of other nations and to promote international understanding and cooperation. To support this mission, Fulbright Scholars will be asked to give public talks, mentor students, and otherwise engage with the host community, in addition to their primary activities‎.
Grant Length
Three to nine months
Grant Dates

Grants must begin between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

Locations

Any appropriate institution. The Japan-U.S. Educational Commission will work with the applicant to arrange and finalize an affiliation.

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
Discipline Type
Only applications in the following disciplines will be considered
Disciplines
Journalism
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.

Number of Grants
Up to 10 (including research and journalist grants)
Activity
Research
Category
Open to all levels of scholars, except early career
Degree Requirements
Ph.D. (or other terminal degree) not required
Application Deadline
Closed
Program Staff
Michelle Bolourchi
Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
Phone: 
202-326-7753
Sarah Causer
For U.S.-Japan IEA
Phone: 
202-686-6232
Email: 

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