The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS) will offer a limited number of summer grants to A.M. students and Harvard doctoral candidates in the humanities or social sciences for language study. Intended study must be directly related to a thesis/ Ph.D. dissertation in Japanese studies, which cannot be conveniently pursued during the academic year. Please Note: Preference will be given to GSAS students in Japanese studies.
This grant is for graduate students who require third-year Japanese or additional Japanese language study, or for graduate students in the field of Japanese Studies who are pursuing a second language. If you are a GSAS doctoral candidate planning to study first or second year Japanese, we strongly urge you to consider the Harvard Summer School AND submit an application for the GSAS Tuition Waiver. Japanese language study at Harvard Summer School provides an excellent foundation for future Japanese language study at Harvard. For more Tuition Waiver information please contact your department and see the GSAS website. RIJS graduate summer language grants are not typically awarded for modern Japanese language study at the 1st and/or 2nd year level. The exception is for graduate students in Japanese Studies who plan to pursue specialized language training (e.g. Classical Japanese, Kanbun, Komonjo.)
Please note, if applying to more than one RIJS graduate funding application, you must apply via separate CARAT applications.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please note that all support related to international travel is contingent upon Harvard University guidelines and safety protocols before, during and after travel. Please see the following sites for the most up-to-date guidance: Harvard Travel Guidance and Harvard GSS COVID-19 travel advice.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 9, 2024 5:00pm EST on CARAT