A RAPid funding opportunity for Japanese research grants.

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Center for Japanese Studies Faculty Research Grants


Program Summary

These grants are awarded on a competitive basis to any University faculty member pursuing research on any aspect of Japan. Grants may support individual or group projects. Funds can be used to provide partial support for salaries and benefits of a principal researcher; support for research assistants (including translators and interpreters); support for travel, lodging, meals, supplies (including books directly related to the project), and omiyage up to $250. Grants do not provide funding for permanent equipment.

The Center requests acknowledgment of its sponsorship and one copy of any publication(s) resulting from research funded by this grant program. The Center also reserves the right to invite awardees to make a presentation of research findings in its future lecture series or request their contribution to other programs at the Center’s discretion and at a time convenient to awardees and the Center.


University of Michigan faculty members doing research on Japan.


From $500 to $30,000 per project.


March 8, annually.

Application Procedures

Please complete and submit the application form. Please email all materials together to umcjs@umich.edu.

CJS Instruction/Course Development Seed Grant


Program Summary

These grants are awarded on a competitive basis to support the development of:
  • courses that have significant Japan-related content, or
  • courses that integrate Japan-related material in a comparative framework or as a case study. 
Because these grants are designed to promote innovation, whether in content, method, or technology, priority will be given to proposals for new or substantially revised courses.  Interdisciplinary and team-taught courses are encouraged.  Items considered appropriate for funding under this program include, but are not limited to:
  • Developing digital teaching resources (e.g., PowerPoint, CTools, Google Apps for Education, etc.)
  • Research assistance for compiling a bibliography and developing curriculum
  • Developing opportunities for student fieldwork, research, or collaborative projects as part of a course
  • Subvention of workshop and conference registration fees/tuition for the purpose of pedagogical training
  • No direct travel costs (airfare, lodging, per diem) can be funded under this grant program.  

Full-time University of Michigan faculty, librarians, and curators who will be teaching courses in the future.


From $250 to $1,500 per course. (These funds will not cover faculty salary.)


March 8 and October 15, annually.

Applications Procedures 

Please complete and submit the application form to umcjs@umich.edu.
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