The Fellowships for Advanced Social Science Research on Japan program is a joint activity of the Japan – United States Friendship Commission (JUSFC) and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The program aims to promote Japan studies in the United States, to encourage U.S. – Japanese scholarly exchange, and to support the next generation of Japan scholars in the United States.
Awards support research on modern Japanese society and political economy, Japan’s international relations, and U.S. – Japan relations. The program encourages innovative research that puts these subjects in wider regional and global contexts and is comparative and contemporary in nature.
Research should contribute to scholarly knowledge or to the general public’s understanding of issues of concern to Japan and the United States.
Appropriate disciplines for the research include anthropology, economics, geography, history, international relations, linguistics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Awards usually result in articles, monographs, books, e-books, digital materials, translations, editions, or other scholarly resources.