The National Library offers annual Japan Study Grants under the auspices of the Harold S. Williams Trust Fund. The Japan Study Grants were established to support interstate scholars and researchers whose work would benefit from access to the Japan-related collections of the National Library. Grants are offered for periods of up to four weeks commencing in January each year.
The closing date for applications is 30 September.
Who can apply?
Japan Study Grants are open to postgraduates, honours students, academic staff or independent researchers in Australia. Applicants must be resident in Australia (Australian citizenship is not mandatory). Applicants living in Canberra are not eligible to apply.
Preference will be given to candidates without access to Japan-related library collections and
What assistance is offered?
Grant holders will receive an honorarium of $1,000 per week to cover accommodation and living costs in Canberra, together with a return economy class air fare or equivalent for travel between the grant holder’s home within Australia to Canberra. They will be provided with a desk in the Asian Collections reading room, access to the book stacks and free photocopying. International travel will not be funded.
The principle selection criteria are:
Academic record of the applicant as shown in application
Priority consideration will be given to candidates:
who are based in centres where there are few or no library resources in the Japanese language who can demonstrate a need to use the Library’s Japanese or Japan-related collections for their research.
whose proposed study is best able to be supported by the National Library’s Japanese and Japan-related collections