For Faculty

Japan Studies Endowment

The UH Japan Studies Endowment Committee reviews applications for the Faculty Research and Special Projects competition twice a year. Applicants must be permanent U.S. residents and regular faculty at the University of Hawai’i. Priority is given to proposals which focus on Japan and its heritage. (Requests for equipment [computers, cameras, etc.], summer salary, release time for manuscript preparation, as well as proposals for Summer Research that do not include a travel component, are normally not competitive.) Applications may be obtained from the Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), or downloaded here.

Japanese Studies Endowment Application

There are two categories of awards:

  1. Faculty Research Awards (CJS-Affiliated Faculty ONLY): These awards include support for research projects undertaken for summer research (maximum award for summer research: $5000) or during normal duty, or a leave period including one-semester leave without pay and one-semester sabbatical leave (maximum award for research during normal duty or leave period: $7500). This category is open only to faculty affiliated with the Center for Japanese Studies.
  2. Special Projects Awards (University-wide (faculty) exclusions below): These are for projects that do not all under the Faculty Research Award category. These are contingent upon availability of funds. This category is open to the general University, except for the exclusions listed below. EXCLUSIONS are individuals and projects in the fields of mathematics and physical, natural, medical and engineering sciences.

Please read the application for a complete description of the awards and their conditions and deadlines.

Please submit applications to:

Center for Japanese Studies
Moore Hall, Room 216
Tel: 956-2665
Fax: 956-2666
Email: cjs [at] hawaii.edu (please put “JSE Application” in the subject line)

DEADLINES:

* October 1st Fall Faculty & Special Projects competition

* April 1st Spring & Summer Faculty & Special Projects competition

Note: When a deadline falls on the weekend, applications will be due the following Monday.

Questions regarding the awards or application procedures for the competitions may be directed to:

Chair
UH Japan Studies Endowment Committee
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
1890 East West Road , Moore Hall 216
Honolulu, HI 96822
Tel: (808) 956-2665
Fax: (808) 956-2666 E-mail: cjs [at] hawaii.edu