Due  Friday, January 14, 2022

This grant funds Japanese studies research. The grant can cover air and ground transportation, meals, and lodging expenses, as well as research expenses whether the project is done in the US or in Japan for research projects based on a concrete and clearly defined agenda in Japanese studies OR exploratory Japanese Studies Research based on well-defined research proposals. Full-time and part-time tenure-stream, tenured and non tenure-stream faculty (including lecturers, adjunct faculty, and contract faculty) at all Schools, Departments, Centers, Institutes and Campuses of the University of Pittsburgh are eligible to submit proposals.

Faculty are eligible to apply for up to $5000 for one year of research, and up to $10,000 to be used over two years. Preference is given to projects that begin during the current fiscal year. 

Applicants must include:

  • Application form
  • Research Proposal: The research proposal should be no more than 2000 words in which applicants state concisely the scholarly purpose, methodology, and feasibility of their projects. Research proposals should include field sites, archives, libraries, museums and other research facilities at which they will conduct their research if funded. The research proposal should also show evidence that the applicants have identified the primary Japanese-language informants and sources they will use while in Japan.
  • Detailed Budget: Please download the budget template included below. Applicants' budgets should be as complete and specific as possible. Please follow the directions on the budget template.  You may use the budget template here or create a similar itemized budget.  
  • Curricula Vitae: In addition to uploading a current cv on this application site, all applicants must submit an updated profile and CV at the UCIS faculty survey website. Applicants whose data has not been updated since January 1, 2015, must update their profile and CV data to be eligible for ASC faculty grant. Submit profile and CV data at www.ucis.pitt.edu/facsurv (log in with your Pitt username/password).
  • The Japanese Studies Funding Request Form available here 
We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.