Harvard Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies for 2012-2013 

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., January 3, 2012

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University will offer several postdoctoral fellowships in Japanese studies to recent PhDs of exceptional promise, to give them the opportunity to turn their dissertation into publishable manuscripts.

The Fellowship Grant:

Each fellowship will cover a 10-month period, beginning September 1, 2012, with a stipend of $50,000, health insurance coverage for the grantee and research/travel funds.

Postdoctoral fellows will be provided office space, and access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University.

Responsibilities of Postdoctoral Fellows: Residence in the Cambridge/Boston area and participation in Institute activities are required during the appointment. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to give a presentation at the Reischauer Institute’s Japan Forum lecture series. During their term of appointment, postdoctoral fellows will be expected to contribute to the teaching program at Harvard, normally by offering one undergraduate course during the fall or spring semester of the academic year. Areas of particular interest for 2012-13 tentatively include Japanese popular culture; Meiji history; Japanese imperialism/war memory; gender and politics in East Asia; political economy of Japan; and Japanese-Americans in history, culture, politics, and/or society. Broader courses that include, but are not limited to, Japan are especially encouraged.

Eligibility: Applicants must have received their PhD degree in 2007 or later, in Japanese studies in any area of the humanities or social sciences. Those who are chosen to receive fellowships must have completed all requirements for the PhD degree by July 1, 2012.

For details on the application process see website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~rijs/fellowships/postdoctoral.html