Faculty Resources

The Center for Japanese Studies offers the following funding opportunities for faculty of the University of Michigan:

The Center for Japanese Studies also offers the following travel grant to Japan faculty and graduate students at other institutions.

Asia Library Travel Grants

Program Summary

These grants are awarded to help defray the costs of travel, lodging, meals, and photo duplication for Japan scholars at other institutions who wish to utilize the collection at the University of Michigan Asia Library. The Asia Library holds microfilms of the Gordon W. Prange Collection and the only sets of the Tōa Dōbun Shoin Chūgoku chōsa ryokōhōkokusho microforms in the U.S. More information about the library is available at http://www.lib.umich.edu/asia/ or by contacting the Library Assistant at 734.764.0406.


Japan faculty and graduate students at other institutions.


Up to $700 per trip.


On a rolling basis.

Application Procedures

Submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a brief statement to the Center describing their research and their need to use the collection (not to exceed 250 words), (3) a list of sources that they would like to access (applicants must check availability of these sources in the Library's online catalog before submitting applications), (4) a current curriculum vita, (5) a budget, and (6) proposed travel dates. The Center accepts applications by email at umcjs@umich.edu.


Yuri Fukazawa, Administrator, Center for Japanese Studies
Phone: 734.764.6307
Email: yurif@umich.edu