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American Association of Japanese University Women Scholarship Program
Sponsor: American Association of Japanese University Women
Scholarship Committee
3543 West Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Eligibility: Applicants must be starting their junior or senior year in college or be in graduate school at a California school. They must be able to attend the awards ceremony in Los Angeles at their own expense. Applicants must demonstrate a desire to fulfill a leadership role in their chosen field of study and be a contributor to U.S.-Japan relations and cultural exchanges. Students must also submit an essay showing how their studies will contribute to leadership or to the relationship between the United States and Japan.

Amount: $2,000
Deadline: September 30
How to apply: Applications are available online. Application form, transcripts, resume, an essay and two letters of recommendation are required.
Website: http://www.aajuw.org

Bridging Scholarships for Study Abroad in Japan
Sponsor: American Association of Teachers of Japanese
Bridging Project Clearinghouse
Campus Box 366
1424 Broadway, University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0366
Eligibility: Applicants must be undergraduates, U.S. citizens and be enrolled in a U.S. college. Study in Japan must be for at least three months and take place during the academic year (summer programs are not eligible). Students must submit a letter of recommendation and an essay on their interest in studying in Japan.

Amount: $2,500-$4,000
Deadline: October 11
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.aatj.org/

Short-Term Travel Grants (STG)
Sponsor: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
2121 K Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20037
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents for at least three consecutive years before applying for the grant and must hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. The grant is for up to eight weeks for independent research projects. Projects must contribute to the knowledge of political, economic or cultural development of the region and how that knowledge is relevant to U.S. foreign policy.

Amount: Unknown
Deadline: February 6
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.irex.org