2011-2012 Center for Japanese Studies fellowships/scholarships

2011-2012 Center for Japanese Studies fellowships/scholarships, University of Hawaii at Manoa

There have been some recent questions regarding the STAR system and application process for CJS fellowships and scholarships. Hopefully the information below will answer some of the questions applicants might have regarding how to apply. And as always, please feel free to contact Chizuko Allen or CJS with any questions or concerns.

Application process:

Go to the UH scholarship website: https://www.star.hawaii.edu/scholarship/

Log in with your UH username and password.  Incoming students can log in with a 8-digit UH admission/student number.

Click on SEARCH ALL and type “Center for Japanese Studies”

By applying for “Center for Japanese Studies Scholarship Fund” ($15,000 a year), you can automatically apply for the following five (5) smaller fellowships/scholarships at the same time:

John Fee Embree

Hanayo Sasaki

Minae & Miki Kajiyama

Takie Sugiyama Lebra

Tasuku Harada

These fellowships/scholarships assist full-time graduate students who are enrolled in any department or program at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa with a focus or specialization in Japanese studies. Both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. Complete the online form and click on the “submit” button by the priority deadline of February 1, 2011.

Reference letters:

The online application form asks for the email addresses of your three (3) referees. When submitting your online application, the Star website automatically generates email messages to each of your referees, asking them to reply with a reference form in a week. Note – this means that letters of recommendation are due on February 7 while all other application materials are due on February 1. Please ask your referees to be ready for this Star website email prompt beforehand.


No UH transcript is necessary. Submit your non-UH electronic or paper transcript(s) from your primary undergraduate institution and prior graduate program(s), if any, to chizuko@hawaii.edu. Send postal mail to: School of Pacific & Asian Studies Fellowships Coordinator, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Moore Hall 321, 1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822.

GRE, GMAT, or LSAT Scores:

With your permission from the application questions, we will try to get your scores from the Graduate Division or your academic department at UH. Otherwise, please send your scores to Fellowships Coordinator.

For questions, contact the Fellowship Coordinator at chizuko@hawaii.edu or 956-2210.

CJS voice mail down

The UHM voice mail system is experiencing some technical difficulties this week. As a result, if you have called CJS and not been able to get through or leave a message we apologize. Please email any questions or messages to either cjs@hawaii.edu, gay@hawaii.edu, or huey@hawaii.edu and we will return your call as soon as possible. We have been told this technical problem should be resolved by the end of the week.

Welcome to Spring Semester 2011

Aloha CJS community and welcome back to campus.

CJS is happy to announce a number of events during the coming semester. The CJS seminar series begins on February 11 with a graduate seminar from Alessandra Sabelli (PhD candidate – Anthropology) titled “Aging with Robots in Japan: A Future with Emotional Technology.” The follow week on February 18, Dr. Keith Brown (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pittsburgh) will attend a film screening and Q&A session of “Can’t Go Native?,” a documentary looking at his more the fifty years of fieldwork in Mizusawa, Japan. We are also working to schedule additional seminars and will make an announcement when they are finalized.

In addition to the seminars there will be a brown-bag lunch on March 30 with representatives from the German Institute of Japanese Studies (DIJ) in Tokyo.

Finally, Honolulu is hosting the Association for Asian Studies annual meeting from March 31 – April 3, 2011. In conjunction with the meeting, there will be a UHM sponsored reception at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the evening of March 30.