Scholarships, Fellowships, & Other Opportunities
Scholarships for JET Alumni
- American University MA in International Training and Education - waives 6 credits for JET alumni
- Carnegie Mellon Heinz College - Heinz College awards qualified JET program alumni a minimum scholarship of $7,000 per semester (30% tuition).
- JAIMS: East-West Knowledge Leaders Program (EWKLP) - The EWKLP is a three-month certificate management program that provides continued education for experienced business professionals and serves as a primer for those launching careers in international business. Fujitsu Scholarship - JET returnees who are Hawaii residents with a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of full-time work experience are eligible to apply. The scholarship covers the tuition for the East-West Knowledge Leaders Program (EWKLP) in Honolulu and a one-week study trip to Tokyo. Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Scholarship - JET returnees who enroll in the EWKLP automatically receive a $2000 for the tuition in the East-West Knowledge Leaders Program
- Middlebury Institute of International Studies (Monterey, CA) – Offers programs in topics including International Policy Studies, Translation & Interpretation, Language Teacher Education and International Business. MIIS offers a guranteed $10,000 per year scholarship to JET alumni. Details are available at https://www.middlebury.edu/institute/admissions/scholarships/partners/jet.
- Showa Women's University (Coed) (Japan) - All foreign students receive a 30% reduction in tuition. In addition, scholarships are offered to those who satisfy our grade and attendance requirements. Showa also offers JET alumni a special work-study program in which they receive scholarships which fully cover tuition, fees, and housing support in return for part-time work at the university.
- Syracuse University Maxwell School - The Maxwell PAIA – JET Alumni Scholarship covers at least 30% of the tuition costs of a single- or dual-degree course of study in Maxwell’s Master of Public Administration or Master of Arts in International Relations on-campus programs. The offer includes the option to defer admission for one year and to be considered for further merit-based aid based on the strength of the application for admission
Lists of Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants
Graduate School Resources
The Hamako Ito Chaplin Memorial Award will again be conferred in 2020, administered through the Association for Asian Studies. In accordance with the wishes of the Chaplin family, each year a prize of $1000 will be awarded to either a current graduate student or a full-time instructor of Japanese for excellence in Japanese language teaching at the college-level. A full-time instructor ...READ MORE »
Candidates are invited to apply starting November 29th!
The Masters in Applied Second Language Acquisition at Carnegie Mellon University is a one-year intensive program preparing U.S. and international students for careers in second language teaching in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and English as a Second Language (ESL). The program, now inviting applicants for Fall 2020, draws on strengths ...READ MORE »
Applications for the CGP Grant Program are due December 2; concept papers are not required. There are two categories of support, the "Intellectual Exchange: Policy-Related Projects" and the "Grassroots Program: Education and Network-Strengthening".
This program is designed to provide specialists (researchers, graduate students, librarians, museum curators, etc.) who need a good command of Japanese language for conducting their field-related work and research through an intensive residential training course. The program is held at The Japan Foundation Japanese Language Institute, Kansai in Japan.
This program is designed to provide scholars, researchers, and doctoral candidates with the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.
Japanese Studies Fellowship Programs
This program aims to support the development of professionals specializing in the study of Japanese art by providing an opportunity for curators and researchers to conduct research in Japan, and promote the study of the field and the introduction of Japanese art outside of Japan.
This fellowship is implemented by The Japan Foundation with generous funding from the Ishibashi Foundation.
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This program is designed to provide financial assistance to exhibitions introducing Japanese art and culture to audiences outside of Japan, in order to deepen global understanding of Japanese art and culture.
Exhibitions Abroad Support Program
This program is designed to provide financial assistance for foreign publishers to translate and/or publish Japan-related books, in order to promote better understanding of Japanese culture and Japanese Studies outside of Japan.
This program provides financial assistance for non-profit organizations in the U.S. and Canada that aim to introduce Japanese performing arts to local audiences. The Touring Grant supports the presentation of Japanese performing arts at multiple locations throughout the U.S. and/or Canada. The Collaboration Grant facilitates collaborations between Japanese and American and/or Canadian artists to create new works, which will further enhance ...READ MORE »
Application Deadline: DECEMBER 2nd, 2019
(Your application materials should arrive at the JFLA office on or before this date – postmarks not accepted.)
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Japanese Language Program for Specialists in Cultural and Academic Field (for Researchers, Postgraduate Students, Librarians, Museum Curators)
(1) 2-month Course
(2) 5-month Course