The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS) will provide limited support to Harvard doctoral candidates from any field of Japanese studies within the humanities or social sciences. Students must have entered the dissertation research stage of their degree and will use the funds to carry out long-term research in Japan (6-months or one year) or extend field research for up to 6 months at the end of a previous 1-year grant. Preference will be given to GSAS students in Japanese studies and those conducting their first year of field research in Japan. (Grants up to $30,000.) Students may receive this grant only once. For those wishing to extend your research stay, please refer to the detailed instructions in the following statement of purpose section. This grant is intended to be supplemental to other sources of funding. Students applying to the Reischauer Institute for support are required to apply elsewhere as well.
Please note, if applying to more than one RIJS graduate funding application, you must apply via separate CARAT applications.
Please note that all support related to travel must follow current Harvard University travel 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 by 5:00pm EST on CARAT