The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting fellowship applications for research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S.-Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature. Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States. Appropriate disciplines include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, public administration, and sociology.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2011.
FUNDING: Five awards of up to $50,400 over 12 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to researchers, teachers, and writers, whether they
have an institutional affiliation or not. While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible. All U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the U.S., are eligible, as are foreign nationals who have been living in the U.S. or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline.