Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies
Deadline: June 1, 2012
April 26, 2012
From: Indra Levy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in Japanese Studies for 2012-13. This award is open to scholars in Japanese literary and cultural studies in any historical period. Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than five years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree. Fellowships may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions. U.S. citizenship is not required. The center expects to make one award carrying a 12-month stipend of approximately $50,000. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.
Submission deadline for the 2012-13 fellowship applications is:
June 1, 2012
(5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time)
Go to http://ceas.stanford.edu/resources/japanesePostdoctoral.php for complete details.
Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, Center for Japanese Religions and Culture and School of Religion, USC
The Center for Japanese Religions and Culture (CJRC) and the School of Religion at the University of Southern California invite applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship, beginning Fall 2012. The fellowship is subject to a renewal process after the first year, for a maximum of two years only. The fellowship has an annual salary in the first year of $59,000, plus a research/travel allowance of $2,000 annually, and fringe benefits.
The field of specialization is Japanese religions. The Fellow will teach one course each semester in the School of Religion, will be given research space at CJRC, and will be expected to participate in CJRC research relevant to his or her interests. The Fellow must have a Ph.D. in hand, and should be within 5 years of receiving the Ph.D., at the beginning of the appointment.
To apply, please submit the following materials to the USC jobs website: an application letter, a CV, and a brief description of your research (including both the dissertation and current/future projects). In addition, applicants should request that a dossier or three letters of recommendation be submitted to the USC website. The letters should be sent directly by the referees, and one must speak to the candidate's teaching abilities.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. More information about specific job duties, and instructions for applying, can be found at the USC jobs Web site, http://capsnet.usc.edu/ers/. Please reference requisition #012613.
The deadline for submission of application is March 31, 2012. USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.
Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism
University of California, Berkeley
Deadline: February 15, 2012
With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral research fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013.
The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s, providing time to pursue their research. Fellows will deliver a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Japanese Studies Colloquium Series. Fellows will be provided with office space, library privileges, and a stipend of approximately $40,000 plus benefits.
Applicants must have their doctoral degrees in hand by June 30, 2012, and must be no more than six years out of their doctorate. Candidates who do not yet hold a Ph.D. but expect to by June 30, 2012, should supply a letter from their home institution confirming their schedule to completion.
Applicants whose research interests are primarily in the areas of Buddhism outside Japan should apply to the Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Buddhist Studies, administered through the Center for Buddhist Studies, rather than to the Shinjo Ito Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism.
Applicants should submit the following materials:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. Graduate school transcripts
3. A personal statement of no more than 2000 words outlining previous research (including dissertation), the research the applicant will undertake during the term of the fellowship, future professional goals, as well as any other information deemed relevant to the application
4. A writing sample
5. Three letters of recommendation
Application Deadline and Notification of Award:
All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be postmarked on or before February 15, 2012. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Only complete applications will be considered. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation by the closing date. Awards will be announced in March, 2012. Send all materials to:
Steven Vogel Chair, Center for Japanese Studies Attn: Shinjo Ito Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Buddhism University of California, Berkeley 2223 Fulton Street, Room 500 Berkeley, CA 94720-2318 U.S.A.
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UC Berkeley is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Women, minorities, and international candidates are especially encouraged to apply.
STANFORD HUMANITIES CENTER
External fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently
teaching in or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent
scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum
of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal
of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars.
Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are
encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for these
fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Awards are made
from an applicant pool of approximately 250.
THE ROBERT AND LISA SAINSBURY FELLOWSHIPS
Designed to strengthen academic ties with Japan studies programmes in
the United States and Canada, the Institute offers two fellowships on an
annual basis to scholars who have either received a PhD from a North
American university, or who are currently employed by a North American
academic institution or museum. Any area of Japanese culture is
eligible, though preference will be given to applications focusing on
the history of art, archaeology or architecture, or research with a
strong visual component.
The fellowships are intended to provide
recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment
conducive to completing a publication project. The maximum term of the
fellowships is 12 months, beginning no earlier than 1 July 2008 and no
later than 30 November 2008. The award for a full year will total 23,500
pounds sterling (approx. USD 40,000), not subject to UK income tax.
Fellows will be covered by the National Health Service.
For additional details, go to: http://www.sainsbury-institute.org/fellowships.html
: The Japan
Foundation promotes mutual understanding
and cultural exchange between Japan and other countries. For
information and deadlines on their various grant programs open to US
applicants, go to their website
HARVARD POSTDOCTURAL FELLOWSHIPS
Application Deadline: January 4, 2010
The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of
Japanese Studies at Harvard University will offer several postdoctoral
fellowships in Japanese studies to recent PhDs of exceptional promise,
to give them the opportunity to turn their dissertation into publishable
The Fellowship Grant:
- Each fellowship will cover a 10-month period, beginning
September 1, 2010, with a stipend of $44,000 health insurance coverage
for the grantee and research/travel funds.
- Postdoctoral fellows will be provided office space, and
access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University.
Responsibilities of Postdoctoral Fellows:
Residence in the Cambridge/Boston area and participation in Institute
activities are required during the appointment. Postdoctoral fellows
will be expected to give a presentation at the Reischauer Institute’s
Japan Forum lecture series. During their term of
appointment, postdoctoral fellows will be expected to contribute to the
teaching program at Harvard, normally by offering one undergraduate
course during the fall or spring semester of the academic year. Areas
of particular interest for 2010-11 tentatively include Japanese
literature and film; Japanese popular culture; Meiji history; Japanese
imperialism/war memory; gender and politics in East Asia; political
economy of Japan; and Japanese-Americans in history, culture, politics,
and/or society. Broader courses that include, but are not limited to,
Japan are especially encouraged.
Eligibility: Applicants must have
received their PhD degree in 2005 or later, in Japanese studies in any
area of the humanities or social sciences. Those who are chosen to
receive fellowships must have completed all requirements for the PhD
degree by July 1, 2010.
Applicants should submit one original & five copies* of
a complete application consisting of the following:
- Official transcript of grades *(Only 1 original necessary;
other 5 copies may be duplicates.)
- Curriculum vitae: please include citizenship, Social
Security number, current and permanent addresses, telephone number(s),
email address; academic degrees with dates of conferral, discipline and
- List of publications (this may be included in your CV)
- Two letters of recommendation (signed and sealed). These
must be enclosed with application unless an exception is granted (in
which case, recommendations being sent separately must reach the
Reischauer Institute by the application deadline). *(Only one original
of each recommendation needed; the Reischauer Institute will duplicate
- Dissertation abstract and table of contents (up to 3 pages;
be sure your name is designated at top of each page)
- Plan of research (on separate sheet, up to 2 pages): What
do you plan to do at each stage of your research during the fellowship?
What particular resources do you intend to use at each stage? What are
the advantages of doing your postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard; are
there specific individuals you hope to seek out
while in residence?
- Brief statement (up to one page) on
your teaching interests, and on your ideas about a few
undergraduate courses you might teach, with a sentence or two on
how you might approach each if you were to offer it. See above for
areas of possible need in 2010-11. In addition, we are especially open
to courses that are framed more broadly and that are not limited
to Japan. (e.g., Warriors; Literature and Environment;
Depressions; East Asia in the International Political Economy.)
Because this is a new requirement and arrangements will need to be
negotiated with the relevant departments or programs, applicants are
encouraged to list several course titles, in the event that their
preferred topic does not correspond with departmental priorities.
Successful applicants will be asked to submit course descriptions
at a later date.
sheet: on a separate sheet, please provide the following
information, retyping each question in this order.
• University & dept. (of PhD)
• Field of Study
• Thesis title
• Date Ph.D. received (or, if pending, give specific timeline)
• Name of 2 recommenders
• Short summary (c. 40 words) of research plan
• Brief statement on teaching interests
• Do you have a continuing teaching position? If yes, where? N.B. If
teaching, have you obtained approval from your dept. to accept a
postdoctoral position (if received) for 2010-11?
• Have you previously applied for a Harvard postdoctoral fellowship? If
• Are you currently applying for other postdoctoral fellowships at
Harvard? If so, which?
Mail Completed Application to:
Reischauer Institute, Harvard University
CGIS South Bldg., 1730 Cambridge St., Room S234
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Application Deadline: Must
be received by January 4, 2010
For further information:
Award Announcement: February 26, 2010
(617) 495-9206, Attn. Dr.
FULBRIGHT SCHOLARS PROGRAM
by the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (JUSEC), the Fulbright
gives approximately six research grants of three to nine months each
research projects in any field of the social schiences or humanities
to be done in Japan. While preference is given to projects that
modern period (post-1868), projects of exceptional merit that
address the pre-modern
period have been funded. For further information and application
go to the CIES website or contact David
, Senior Program Officer for Asia/Middle East for inquiries
or go to
the Council for
Exchange of Scholars (CIES) website
is accepting applications for grants to support the
study of languages of East and Southeast Asia.
* Who is eligible: American citizens or permanent residents who hold
degrees, who are at or near an advanced level in the language they
study, and who are pursuing an academic, professional, or business
involves the regular use of the language.
* Deadline for applications: December 30, 2010.
* Total amount to be awarded and number of awards: not specified.
* Amount of individual awards: a variable amount for tuition, travel,
Blakemore Foundation awarded 15 grants for $200K total last year (for
of languages in South and Southeast Asia), so most were probably in