Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Graduate Student/Faculty Grants Deadline: April 1st, 2019

2019-2020 Hiroshi Wagatsuma Memorial Graduate Student and Faculty Grants


The Wagatsuma Fellowship was created in honor of the late UCLA Anthropology Professor Hiroshi Wagatsuma, who for many years served as an important bridge of mutual understanding between students and academics in Japan and the United States. He pursued cross-cultural studies in anthropology, psychology, sociology, and law until his death in 1985.


  • Graduate Fellowships:
    Awards of up to $7000 will be made to students working on a dissertation or comparable research project with a substantial cross-cultural or comparative dimension, preferably one concerning Japan or other Asian country and North America. Applications should discuss how the proposal meets the requirements of the award to continue in the spirit of Prof. Wagatsuma’s work.

    Graduate student applicants must be current UCLA students in good standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Each application must be accompanied by a proposal of 2-3 pages in length, an unofficial UCLA transcript, budget, current cv, and one letter of recommendation.

    Application link: https://ucla.in/2Ez8dGW


  • Faculty Grants:
    A grant of up to $5000 will be made to a UCLA faculty member in support of research, a conference, workshop, or publication in a collaborative research project with a Japanese scholar. These grants may not be used for salary supplements for UCLA faculty or visiting Japanese scholars.

    Faculty applications must include a proposal, complete curriculum vitae, and budget.

    Application link: https://ucla.in/2ExDmud


For further instructions and to access the online applications, please visit the UCLA Asia Pacific Center website at http://www.international.ucla.edu/apc/funding/.


Application deadline: April 1, 2019


UCLA Asia Pacific Center
11288 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1446
Phone: (310) 825-0007
Fax: (310) 206-3555
Email: asia@international.ucla.edu
Website: www.international.ucla.edu/apc

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