Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation Postgraduate Studentships
We have just had confirmation from the GB Sasakawa Foundation that they will continue to fund Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentships, which we will be offering. Our internal deadline for applications will be the 15th February 2019. Each studentship is worth £10,000 towards fees and living expenses. Any field related to Japanese Studies is eligible, and both PhD students and MA students may apply. If applying for an MA, the dissertation should be Japan-themed. For more information, contact us at email@example.com
Next CJS Research Seminar
Our research seminar series has come to an end for this semester, but will return in the new year. Watch this space for next semester's programme, or sign up to receive our newsletter by emailing us.
We were delighted to have Dr Lena Fritsch of the Ashmolean Museum as the final speaker before Christmas. Dr Fritsch gave a talk on Japanese photography since 1945 and was a fascinating seminar, well-received by specialists and non-experts alike.
Daiwa Scholarships and Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies 2019
Daiwa Scholarship – deadline 6th December 2018
The Daiwa Scholarship is a unique 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, following a month of Japanese tuition in the UK. They offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. Japanese language knowledge is not required. Graduates in Japanese language studies are not eligible to apply but may consider the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies.
Eligibility: Only UK citizens are eligible to apply. Candidates should be graduates or due to graduate by the time of departure, equipped with a strong degree in any subject* or with a strong record of achievement in their field and in possession of clear career objectives combined with a serious interest in Japan. Up to eight places will be available for the 2019 programme (August 2019 to end of March 2021.)
*Graduates in Japanese language studies are not eligible to apply for Daiwa Scholarships but may wish to apply for support through the Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies.
Daiwa Scholarships in Japanese Studies – deadline 24th January 2019
The Daiwa Scholarship in Japanese Studies is a postgraduate Scholarship programme to support the study of Japanese Studies in either Japan or the UK. Only UK nationals who have or are completing an Honours Degree in Japanese, defined as a course focussing primarily on the study of Japan and containing a substantial Japanese language component, are eligible to apply. The Scholarship will cover university fees for the course in question, plus living expenses. Living expenses will be payable at a rate of £1,000 per month for periods spent in the UK, and ¥260,000 per month for periods spent in Japan.
If you have any queries about either of these funding opportunities, please contact Daiwa directly.
Below are some of the future Japan-related events in Norwich. More events will be found in our next newsletter, to be released in early 2019.
Thursday 20th December 2018: 6pm, Third Thursday Lecture
The Cathedral Hostry
Our Cinemas, Our Selves: Understanding Postwar Japan through Film
Dr Jennifer Coates, Senior Lecturer in Japanese Arts, Culture, and Heritage, Sainsbury Institute
Thursday 17th January 2019: 6pm, Third Thursday Lecture
The Cathedral Hostry
Avant-Garde Calligraphy between Postward Japan, Europe and the United States
Dr Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer, Lecturer in Japanese Arts, Culture, and Heritage, Sainsbury Institute
Thursday 21st February 2019: 6pm, Third Thurday Lecture
The Cathedral Hostry
Mermaids and Snow Crystals in the Great Chain of Being
Dr Mateja Kovacic, British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, University of Oxford
For more information about these talks and to book, go to the Sainsbury Institute website.