The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RI) will provide small grants (up to $800) for Harvard graduate students in any field of Japanese studies in the humanities or social sciences to help defray the cost of attending scholarly conferences where they present papers or serve as panel discussants. Dissertation Completion Fellowship (DCF) candidates are eligible to apply for more than one RIJS Conference Travel Grant.
For AY2023-24, RIJS will provide conference grant support for those who present a paper or serve as a panel discussant. For in-person conference attendance, support may be requested to help cover travel, lodging, and registration fees. For virtual attendance and participation, students may apply to have registration fees covered.
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: At least one month in advance of the conference