Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan

Division of Research Programs

Grant Snapshot

Maximum award amount

$60,000 ($5,000 per month)

Open to

Individuals

Expected output

Article;
Book;
Digital Resource or Publication;
Edition;
Other Scholarly Resource;
Translation

Period of performance

Six to twelve months

Application available (anticipated)

Next deadline (anticipated)

Expected notification date

Project start date

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The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan-United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The goals of the program are to promote Japan studies in the United States, to encourage U.S.-Japanese scholarly exchange, and to support the next generation of Japan scholars in the United States. 

Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan's international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, e-books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources. 

Special Encouragement for Junior Scholars
In keeping with the JUSFC’s commitment to foster the next generation of leaders in developing and maintaining the Japan-U.S. relationship, NEH encourages applications to this program from junior scholars (that is, scholars who have earned their terminal degree within the last seven years).

Watch a Recording of the Online Information Session An online information session was held on March 10, 2022. The session explained the program's goals, the eligibility requirements, and how to prepare and submit an application. To watch a recording of the session, click here. The main presentation lasts about 30 minutes, and it is followed by a question-and-answer period lasting about 20 minutes. The recording will remain available through the application deadline.

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Program Statistics

In the last five competitions this program received
28
applications
per year
NEH made an average of
3
awards
per year
This program has a
11%
funding ratio

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