The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS) supports Harvard graduate students in the humanities or social sciences whose work is focused on Japan. In addition to doctoral candidates, continuing students in Harvard Master’s degree programs will be considered, as will graduating Harvard Master’s degree students entering a Harvard PhD program in the following year. Preference will be given to GSAS students in Japanese studies. Awards are normally for summer research travel from Harvard to Japan, and return. (Grants up to $5,000.) Applicants must usually have completed at least three years of Japanese language study or have comparable proficiency in the language. Students who have already received an RIJS wintersession grant are less likely to receive RIJS summer funding.
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