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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; April 11
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.aatj.org/

Hiliary Echo Douglas Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Fund for Education Abroad
1920 North Street N.W.
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20036
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens currently enrolled at an accredited educational institution. Students must plan on studying abroad for a minimum of 30 days. Preference is given to students with unmet financial need and students traditionally underrepresented in education abroad (first-generation college students, minority students, community college students, veterans, students with disabilities and returning learners).

Amount: $10,000
Deadline: January 11
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.fundforeducationabroad.org

Research Travel Within the U.S. for Japanese Studies
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies
825 Victors Way, Suite 310
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Eligibility: Applicants must be current AAS members. While this scholarship is intended to support post-doctoral research, Ph.D. candidates are also eligible to receive support for doctoral dissertation research.

Amount: up to $2,000
Deadline: February 1; October 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.asian-studies.org/

Sherman Fairchild Foundation Conservation Fellowship
Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Eligibility: Applicants must be studying in the fields of arms and armor, Asian art conservation, costumes, musical instruments, objects conservation, paintings conservation, paper conservation, scientific research or textile conservation.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: December 2
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.metmuseum.org/learn/university-students-and-faculty

Short-Term Travel Grants (STG)
Sponsor: International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX)
1275 K Street NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
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: Varies
Deadline: February 6
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.irex.org