Graduate Students

Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship: Undergraduate -$3000 Graduate- $5000

This grant provides a tuition award to Pitt graduate or undergraduate students to study Japanese during the summer at an approved program of study in the US or Japan.

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Deadline: Mon, 2017-1-30
 
Eligibility:
Applicants must be Pitt students studying Japanese at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan during the summer
This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsburgh. (Other financial aid opportunities are available for that program.  
Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
 
How to apply:

ALL applicants must submit completed application form, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a written statement (five page maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. GRADUATE applicants must also submit a current CV, GRE scores and, if applicable, TOEFL scores. Send all materials to: Attn: Fellowship application, Asian Studies Center, 4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Emily Rook-Koepsel rookkoepsel@pitt.edu 

Application form:

2015 Scholarship and fellowship application.doc
2015 Scholarship and fellowship application.pdf

Japan Studies Doctoral Research Grant: $3500 per academic year

This grant supports doctoral research in Japanese studies at Pitt.

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Deadline: Mon, 2017-01-30
 
Eligibility:
Applicants must be enrolled in doctoral degree programs at the University of Pittsburgh
Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than 2 of these grants  
A report (1-2 pages) must be submitted to the Japanese Studies Coordinator within 1 month of completion of the research
Awards cannot be deferred for any reason.
 
How to apply:

ALL applicants must submit completed application form, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a written statement (five page maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. GRADUATE applicants must also submit a current CV, GRE scores and, if applicable, TOEFL scores. Send all materials to: Attn: Fellowship application, Asian Studies Center, 4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Emily Rook-Koepsel

rookkoepsel@pitt.edu 

Application form:

2015 Scholarship and fellowship application.doc
2015 Scholarship and fellowship application.pdf

 

Mitsubishi Graduate Fellowship in Japanese Studies: Tuition, fees, and a $21,000 stipend for the academic year

This grant supports the study of Japan by graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh.

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Deadline: Mon, 2017-01-30
 
Eligibility:
Funded through the Mitsubishi endowments
Applicants must be graduate students in the social sciences or humanities at the University of Pittsburgh
Applicants must have completed at least three years of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period
Graduate students are eligible to receive no more than two of these fellowships
Fellowships cannot be deferred for any reason.
 
How to apply:

Applicants must submit completed application form, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a written statement (five page maximum) summarizing academic goals, career objectives, research interests and plans for use of the award. Applicants must also submit a current CV, GRE scores and, if applicable, TOEFL scores. Send all materials to: Attn: Fellowship application, Asian Studies Center, 4400 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 Emily Rook-Koepsel    rookkoepsel@pitt.edu 

Application form:

2015 Scholarship and fellowship application.doc
2015 Scholarship and fellowship application.pdf

Japan Studies Graduate Student Conference Travel Grants: Up to $1000 for international travel and $500 for domestic travel

This grant provides partial support to graduate students for the presentation of conference papers focused on Japan.

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Deadline: Mon. 2017-01-30
 
Eligibility:
Applicants must be presenting conference papers focused on Japan
Grants are capped at 2 per year per student
The grants can only be applied to airfare, hotel, and conference registration.
Preference is given to first-time applicants.
 
How to apply:

Applicants must submit:

  • a cover letter that briefly explains: a) the name of the conference you will attend, b) paper title, panel title, and a brief abstract of the paper, c) evidence of conference paper acceptance (if not available online, please give Emily Rook-Koepsel a photocopy)
  • Identifying information: Student name, PeopleSoft ID number, School and Department, HOME and CAMPUS address, name and e-mail of Advisor
  • a brief letter of support from applicant's main academic advisor (remind your faculty member to submit to Emily Rook-Koepsel online: rookkoepsel@pitt.edu)
  • a detailed budget listing costs of travel, lodging, meals, conference registration, and incidentals (photocopies, postage, etc.)

Applications must be received at least 14 days prior to departure and expenses must be submitted for reimbursement within 14 days of return.

Emily Rook-Koepsel
rookkoepsel@pitt.edu