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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/

Grant for Seminars on Teaching about Japan
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies
825 Victors Way, Suite 310
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Students must provide a detailed description of their proposed seminar, how the results will be made available and a detailed budget on how the funds will be utilized.

Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: October 1; February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.asian-studies.org/

Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) Japan Studies Grant
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies
825 Victors Way, Suite 310
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents or institutions located within the U.S. Approved travel research or workshop organization will be reimbursed within 30-60 days of project completion. Projects must be completed within one year of the award. Grants are awarded for research travel, workshops or seminars within the U.S. or short-term research travel to Japan. Graduate students must provide a letter of recommendation. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for other sources of funding.

Amount: Varies
Deadline: October 1; February 1
How to apply: Applications are available online.
Website: http://www.asian-studies.org/

Short-term Travel to Japan for Professional Purposes Grant
Sponsor: Association for Asian Studies
825 Victors Way, Suite 310
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and be members of the Association for Asian Studies. Students must be actively researching Japan. Graduate students are required to provide a letter of recommendation. Applicants must not have acquired funds from this grant within the past five years.

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