Job Openings: Fellowships in Japanese Studies at Harvard University

The 2018-19 application cycle for Harvard Fellowships in Japanese Studies is now open. Please find information below and attached for three fellowship opportunities, and please feel free to share with prospective applicants.

  • WCFIA PROGRAM ON U.S.-JAPAN RELATIONS POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

The Program on U.S.-Japan Relations seeks applications from outstanding scholars in the social sciences who are conducting research that illuminates Japan’s relations with the rest of the world. Applicants are welcomed from

various fields, including anthropology, economics, (modern) history, law, political science, public health, and sociology, among others. Scholars may examine domestic issues that bear on Japan’s external relations or problems that Japan shares with other countries. Projects that compare Japan’s experience cross-nationally are also encouraged.

 

DEADLINE: January 16, 2018 (Tuesday)

Appointment: 10 months, beginning in September 2018

Grant Amount: stipend of $50,000; health insurance coverage for grantee; and up to $5,000 in research/travel funds

 

For details and application instructions, view: http://programs.wcfia.harvard.edu/us-japan/apply-become-postdoctoral-fellow

 

  • REISCHAUER INSTITUTE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies will offer several postdoctoral fellowships in Japanese studies to recent Ph.D. graduates of exceptional promise, to provide an opportunity to turn their dissertations into publishable manuscripts.

 

DEADLINE: January 5, 2018 (Friday)

Appointment: 10 months, beginning in September 2018

Grant Amount: stipend of $50,000; health insurance coverage for the grantee; and up to $5,000 in research/travel funds

 

For details and application instructions, view: http://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/postdoctoral/ri

 

  • DIGITAL FELLOWSHIP/DIGITAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University invites applications for a Digital Fellow/Digital Postdoctoral Fellow position in Japanese Studies. This position is intended for individuals working

in the field of Japanese studies with an interest and commitment to the promotion of digital methods of inquiry, publication, and research and preservation, particularly within the humanities and social sciences. The Digital Fellow/Digital Postdoctoral Fellow should expect to focus on his/her own research and to participate in the intellectual life of the Reischauer Institute and Harvard communities through engagement with faculty, students, scholars, librarians, and digital technologists. Please note: A doctorate is not required for this position, but applicants who wish to be considered as a Digital Postdoctoral Fellow must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2018.

 

DEADLINE: March 1, 2018 (Thursday)

Appointment: 12 months, beginning in August 2018

Grant Amount:

  • Digital Fellow in Japanese Studies (without Ph.D.): stipend of $45,000 with health insurance coverage for the grantee
  • Digital Postdoctoral Fellow in Japanese Studies (with Ph.D.): stipend of $60,000 with health insurance coverage for the grantee

For details and application instructions, visit: http://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/postdoctoral/digital

 

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