Dissertation Grants in Japanese Studies
The program is intended to fill in the gaps between the availability of university and external funding for graduate dissertation work. As a result, awards will be made on a competitive basis to students who are conducting dissertation field research, or writing up the results of dissertation research.
General Requirements and Overview:
Advanced standing assumes that residency requirements have been met. Recipients must be registered in TGR status by the time of award disbursal, i.e. during the period of support.
Applicants required to have completed course work before the period covered by the grant, and should be prepared to undertake full-time research and write-up of the dissertation topic.
Former recipients who have received 9 or more quarters, or equivalent, of support from the Japan Fund are ineligible to reapply.
A full fellowship offer may provide up to three  quarters of TGR tuition, up to three  quarterly cost of living stipends, and may include a one-time travel stipend for research travel to, from, and within Japan. Cost of living expenses as listed budget items are reflected in the Financial Aid Office standard single graduate student budget. No funds will be available to cover travel or maintenance costs of dependents.
For advanced-level graduate students specializing in Japanese studies.