Fellowships, Grants & Internships Undergraduate
The Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies (for 2016)
To honor the memory of Professor Edwin O. Reischauer, who served as Ambassador to Japan from 1961 to 1966, and to assist in the further advancement of Japanese studies, Kodansha Ltd., the largest Japanese publisher, has established the Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies.
The prizes will be awarded annually for the best essays on Japan-related topics written by Harvard University students:
- one prize of $1,500. for the best essay by a graduate student, and
- one prize of $1,000. for the best undergraduate essay
Essays must have been written during the current academic year and be submitted to the Reischauer Institute by Monday, June 13, 2016. The essays may be of any length, and may be course or seminar papers, B.A. or M.A. theses, or written specifically for the competition. However, doctoral dissertations will be excluded from consideration. One entry per student per year.
Please submit a complete application consisting of the following:
- Submit three copies of the essay (specifying that it is for the Noma-Reischauer prize)
- In addition to the three hard copies, please incluse a one-paragraph paper abstracat and email an electronic PDF version of your paper & cover sheet to Catherine Glover.
- Attach a cover sheet with:
- Your name
- Harvard ID number
- Contact info: current/permanent & summer mailing addresses, telephone number(s), and email.
- Harvard Department and Degree program, and year in program
Mail Completed Application to:
1730 Cambridge St., Room S233
Cambridge, MA 02138 USA
Application Deadlines: Paper must be received by June 13, 2016, 5:00 p.m.
For further information: contact the Reischauer Institute, (617) 495-3220 Attn. Catherine Glover
The Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies were established by Kodansha Ltd. in October 1995.