The Japan Foundation is now accepting applications for the Japan-America Collegiate Exchange Travel Program.
This program is designed to facilitate exchange and understanding between Japan and the U.S. by providing travel funds for short-term travel to Japan. Geared toward undergraduates, instructors teaching a Japan-related course are invited to propose study tours that are incorporated in course syllabi and arranged to build on course contents.
The American Academy in Berlin invites applications for its residential fellowships for 2014-2015, as well as early applications for the academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017. The deadline is Monday, September 2, 2013 (12 pm EST or 6 pm CET). Applications may be submitted online or mailed to the Berlin office.
Dr. Nadia Korobova, Associate Director for International Students and Scholars, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to participate in U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Seminar to be held in Germany and France in October of this year. The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Fulbright Program from an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress. As a Fulbright grantee, Dr. Korobova will join the ranks of distinguished participants in the Program.
The conference is entitled “Florence: A City of Many Appetites” and will take place on November 8th and 9th, 2013. The conference’s goal is to examine the concept of ‘appetite’ in the shaping of Florentine history and culture. ‘Appetite’ will be considered both metaphorically and materially, so as to include not just the intellectual, social, economic aspirations, needs and desires that have stimulated Florence’s history but on a more material plane to incorporate Florence's contribution to our appreciation and understanding of the arts.
The Japan Information Center is delighted to announce that applications for the 2014 Japanese Government MEXT Research Student Scholarship are now available! This scholarship provides for college graduates to conduct an independent research project at a university in Japan under the supervision of a professor for 18 to 24 months. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a professor at a Japanese university willing to supervise their research.