Prostovoljno delo na Japonskem
The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for eight doctoral scholarships for students of any nationality studying Japan in a transcultural context. The programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1.200 Euro. The scholarships start in the winter term 2013/14 and are granted for two years with the possibility of an extension for an additional year. Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project contributing to the general research framework of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context. The Dynamics of Transculturality”. They must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Applications, including a CV, a letter of intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, and recommendations are accepted until March 15, 2013, via the Online Application System [https://vjc.w2system08.de/intern/start_start_for.php]. For more information on the scholarships visit the website of the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies [http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/education/graduate-programme-for-transcultural-studies.html] or read the full call for applications [http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/fileadmin/Documents/GPTS/Ausschreibung_1212.pdf]. For further questions send an e-mail to: application-gpts [at] asia-europe [dot] uni-heidelberg [dot] de.
Postgraduate Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester Up to three Language-based Areas Studies PhD studentships funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are available in the North West Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC) - this can include PhD (or MA+PhD) studentships in Japanese Studies, which must be held at the University of Manchester. The deadline to apply online for a postgraduate place is 17 January 2013 (not long!) - this must be done before applying for an ESRC studentship, the deadline for which is 4 February 2013. Information about the studentships and how to apply is here:http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/graduateschool/funding/ (section headed 'Economic and Social Research Council Competition'). More information on the studentships, with the application form is here: http://www.nwdtc.ac.uk/prospective.html
Prospective applicants are strongly advised to contact their preferred doctoral supervisor before applying, to discuss and hone their applications. Details of the academic staff are here:
Peter Cave: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/peter.cave/
Sharon Kinsella: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/sharon.kinsella/personaldetails and http://www.kinsellaresearch.com/ Mara Patessio: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/mara.patessio/
Erica Baffelli: http://www.otago.ac.nz/religiousstudies/staff/baffelli.php
Information on East Asian Studies at Manchester is here: http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/eastasianstudies/
EU Executive Training Programme in Japan and Korea (2012-2013) is a one year training program organized by Waseda University and the European Commission, targeting European executives and companies who wish to deepen their understanding of Japanese and Korean economy, language and business culture.
Inception Modul (3 weeks) - Introductory business, history and cultural training at SOAS, University of London
Immersion Module (30 weeks) - Business and language training at Waseda University (Japan) or Yonsei University (Korea)
Internship (12 weeks) - Placement in a Japanese or Korean company
EU nationals working for European companies interesting in launching or expanding their activities in the Japanese and Korean markets can participate. The European Commission funds the entire training course and provides a scholarship. Deadline: 31st May 2012. For more information, please visit the site http://www.euetp.eu/ or contact info [at] euetp [dot] eu.
The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the University of Edinburgh invites applications for three-year PhD studentships starting in September 2012. Approximately four studentships for EU and UK students are available. These cover maintenance at the research council rate of around GBP 13 500 per year, plus tuition fees at the EU/UK rate. Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in computational linguistics, speech technology, cognitive science, computer science, or a related discipline. In order to ensure full consideration for funding, applications (including all supporting documents) need to be received by March 31, 2012. Please direct inquiries to Hiroshi Shimodaira <h [dot] shimodaira [at] ed [dot] ac [dot] uk>, the ILCC PhD admissions coordinator. Details: http://www.ilcc.inf.ed.ac.uk/study/possible-phd-topics-in-ilcc
SOAS Translation Workshop in Japanese Studies
Workshop Dates: 17 - 21 September 2012
Application Deadline: 15 March 2012
Location: School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Eligibility: Fulltime post-graduate students working on a Japan-related degree. Advanced English and Japanese language skills required.
Convenor: Dr. Christopher Gerteis
The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" at Heidelberg University welcomes applications for eight doctoral scholarships. The programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1.000 Euro. Applicants are expected to propose a doctoral project with a strong affiliation to the research framework of the Cluster. They must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade. Applications, including a CV, a letter of intention, a project proposal, a schedule for the dissertation, and two referees for recommendation are submitted through an Online Application System. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2012. For more information about the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies and the scholarships see: http://www.asia-europe.uni-heidelberg.de/en/gpts or send an e-mail to: application-gpts [at] asia-europe [dot] uni-heidelberg [dot] de.
The European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS) invites doctoral students in all humanities and social sciences to apply for the 8th EAJS Workshop for doctoral students. The EAJS has applied for funding from the Toshiba International Foundation to cover the travel costs and accommodation for the duration of the workshop for a group of about 16 doctoral students and senior scholars who act as advisors. Application and Selection Process: Please be aware that EAJS uses an online system to manage submissions to its 8th Workshop for doctoral students. Click on the following link to to be directed to the submission system at https://www.eajs.eu/index.php?id=563. For further information and to register for this PhD workshop please look at our EAJS website at http://www.eajs.eu/index.php?id=308.
Project director: Dr Laura Moretti
Venue: Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Time: May 22-24, 2012
Language for applications and during the workshop: English
Application Deadline: January 30, 2012
Funding for Doctoral Research in Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester: The North West Doctoral Training Centre, jointly run by the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool and Manchester, is offering 3 PhD studentships in Language-Based Area Studies, in fields which include East Asian Studies and Japanese Studies. These are open to Home and EU students. In addition to which the University of Manchester is allocating about 40 President Doctoral Scholar (PDS) awards to outstanding applicants across the Humanities. Approximately 20 of these PDS awards will top up an AHRC or ESRC award by an additional ￡1K, to raise the overall level of funding to ￡14, 590. A further 20 awards will be awarded to Home, EU and International applicants without AHRC or ESRC awards and will include tuition fees and an annual allowance of ￡13, 590. Successful candidates will be based at the University of Manchester. The University has wide-ranging expertise in contemporary East Asian Studies with relevant members of staff based across the Faculty of Humanities, particularly in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures; and the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures. We will be able to offer supervision on a wide range of topics on modern and contemporary Japan, including: media, culture, gender, medicine, education, politics and history.
The deadline for applications to the President Doctoral Scholar (PDS) Award is the 1st March 2012. The deadline for the application for the North West DTC studentships is 25 March, 2011. UK and EU applicants are advised to apply for both awards in order to be eligible for both an ESRC and a PDS award. Application for a place on a PhD program should be made by mid-February at the latest, in order to be meet further deadlines for funding in March. Applicants are advised to make contact with faculty members who are potential supervisors in advance of formal application.
For description of the funding please go to http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/
For informal inquiries, please contact: Doctor Sharon Kinsella, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, at sharon [dot] kinsella [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk
The International House of Japan and the National Diet Library of Japan are jointly launching the Japan Specialist Workshop: Access to the Culture and Society of Contemporary Japan 2012, to support the improvement of the knowledge and skills for accessing information of overseas Japanese study specialists and Japanese study information specialists, including librarians and curators. As a residential workshop, all participants will stay at the International House of Japan, and will attend the same program, February 14 to 22, 2012, at the International House of Japan, National Diet Library, etc. The cost for round-trip plane tickets (up to a maximum amount) and lodging at the International House of Japan (ten nights with breakfast) will be provided by the organizers. The program will be conducted in Japanese. Documents for applications should be submitted by Thursday, September 29, 2011 by postal mail. Call for participants and application forms available at:
The Canon Foundation in Europe grants up to 15 Research Fellowships annually to highly qualified European and Japanese researchers. Candidates should hold a doctorate or at least a Master's degree. They are eligible during the ten-year period following the successful completion of their Ph.D or MA degree. The European Fellowship holders pursue a period of research in Japan whereas the Japanese Fellows do their research at host institutions in Europe. The Fellowships are awarded for periods of a minimum three months and maximum of one year. Applications for Research Fellowships in all fields of research are welcome. The deadline for the year 2012 is 15 September 2011.
E-mail: foundation [at] canon-europe [dot] com www.canonfoundation.org
English-language Master's Program in Japanese Humanities at Kyushu University
The program include a broad spectrum of Japanese humanities, particularly linguistics, history, literature, and philosophy. All core courses are taught in English, but there are many optional courses offered in Japanese. The program will begin in October, 2011. *The deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to April 21, 2011* due to congestion in the Japanese postal system. More information about the program, including applications, can be found at: http://www2.lit.kyushu-u.ac.jp/en/impjh/, where you will also find a Q&A on seismic and nuclear safety and the current situation at Kyushu University.
Seven Doctoral Stipends - DFG Research Training Group 1613 “Risk and East Asia”
The DFG Research Training Group (Graduierten Kolleg) 1613 Risk and East Asia at the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST), University Duisburg-Essen invites applications to its English-language doctoral program. Applications are invited from candidates with advanced language skills in Chinese or Japanese, and a strong MA (or equivalent) degree in Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Geography or in social scientific East Asian Regional Studies. Seven doctoral fellowships will be awarded in 2011 for an initial one-year period of support, with a renewal option for a total three-year stipend. Application deadline is March 15, 2011 for admission in October 2011. For detailed information on the application procedure please see: www.risk-and-eastasia.de.
British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) studentship 2011-2014
The British Association for Japanese Studies (BAJS) is pleased to announce a new studentship to support the completion of a PhD in Japanese Studies and the opportunity to serve as Managing Editor for Japan Forum, the official journal of BAJS (http://www.bajs.org.uk/publications). For the period 2011 to 2014 the successful applicant will be based in the National Institute of Japanese Studies (NIJS) at the White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC). NIJS and WREAC are collaborative endeavours between the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield. The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Department of East Asian Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds, or the School of East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Sheffield. This represents an excellent opportunity not only to complete a PhD but also to learn how academic publishing works, liaise with some of the leading scholars in the field of Japanese Studies and follow the latest trends in the field.
1) Applications should be made to either the University of Leeds or the University of Sheffield. Guidance on the PhD application procedures to both is available at: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20023/postgraduate_research/86/applying_for_research_degrees (Leeds) and http://www.shef.ac.uk/seas/researchdegrees/entry.html (Sheffield).
2) An overview of WREAC staff and their research interests is available at: http://www.wreac.org/people/researchers
3) In the application, applicants should flag the fact that they wish to be considered for the Japan Forum PhD Studentship and include a statement outlining their reasons for applying and suitability.
4) Existing PhD students should send a statement outlining their reasons for applying and their suitability directly to Professor Hugo Dobson (H [dot] Dobson [at] sheffield [dot] ac [dot] uk)
5) The successful applicant will be notified in writing in June 2011, and must accept by the end of August. Depending on whether the successful applicant accepts the studentship, a reserve applicant will be informed of his/her success or otherwise by mid-September 2011.
1) The studentship is open to postgraduate research students of all nationalities. Both prospective and registered students are welcome to apply.
2) Candidates may apply in any field of Japanese Studies, dependent on the availability of an appropriate supervisor at NIJS/WREAC. It will normally be expected that you will use Japanese language materials in your research.
3) The successful candidate will also be appointed as Managing Editor of the official BAJS journal Japan Forum, published by Taylor and Francis. S/he will be required to assist with the production of four issues per year in line with the publisher's schedule. To this end, the successful applicant will be required to dedicate one day per week (or equivalent) to various editorial duties (including liaising with the editors, the international editorial board, authors and the publisher).
4) Editorial and/or managerial experience is desirable. The successful applicant will be required to undertake any training deemed to be appropriate to the successful execution of editorial duties related to Japan Forum.
5) The amount of the scholarship is £10,000 per annum, will commence from 26 September 2011 and is renewable for up to three years, dependent on acceptable performance of the Managing Editor's duties and successful progress in the doctoral programme. The scholarship must be used to contribute towards fees and/or maintenance. The successful applicant will be paid quarterly through the BAJS Secretariat.
6) BAJS Council will approve the final award of the scholarship. Continued award of the scholarship after the first year will be subject to the approval of the editors of Japan Forum and BAJS Council.
7) You will not be eligible to receive an award if you accept full scholarships from the AHRC, ESRC, or any other funding body (UK or overseas). The successful candidate will not be eligible for the BAJS Postgraduate Studentship.
8) The successful applicant will be expected to acknowledge the support of BAJS in their dissertations, presentations, and any subsequent publications.
The deadline for applications is 30 April 2011. Any informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Hugo Dobson: H [dot] Dobson [at] sheffield [dot] ac [dot] uk
Japanese Studies at the University of Manchester in the UK, welcomes PhD applications in the humanities and social sciences, especially history, anthropology, medical history, and cultural studies.
Candidates can be UK/EU or International PhD students, studying on a full-time or part-time basis. Applicants must possess a first class honours degree or its international equivalent and hold a master's degree, ideally at distinction level.
The award will provide the payment of fees directly to the University and a maintenance bursary of £7,500 per annum (pro-rata for part-time students), which is paid in quarterly instalments (October/January/April/July) by bank transfer (by arrangement with the Student Services Centre).
The closing date for receipt of the PhD Funding Application Form for the Research Scholar Award is Friday 15 April 2011. To ensure that you are holding an offer of a place by the closing date, you are advised to submit your online application for a place on the programme no later than Friday 1 April 2011.
This competition is open only to new PhD applicants, not currently registered PhD students. It is anticipated that decisions will be made in June 2011. Please note, only successful and reserve candidates will be contacted.
Specific queries should be posted to Sharon Kinsella at: sharon [dot] kinsella [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk
Visit the website at: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/
Doctoral Fellowship Heidelberg University, Transcultural East Asian History
For the duration of three years the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" is offering a doctoral fellowship in East Asian History to start as soon as October 1, 2010 or anytime thereafter. Successful applicants are expected to have completed their MA prior to the start of the fellowship and be fluent in English and Japanese or Korean. The fellowship is part of a larger international collaborative research project called the Asian Sea, which explores the maritime, commercial and cultural connections between Asian ports and coastlands, organized by Professor Harald Fuess. The amount of the stipend is based on the regulations of the German Research Foundation and there will be a small allowance for research and travel. Applications with a cover page, a CV and a project outline of not more than 3 pages and your desired starting dates of the fellowship should be submitted to Ms Charlotte Kroll by September 25, 2010 (kroll [at] asia-europe [dot] uni-heidelberg [dot] de).
Postdoctoral Fellowship Heidelberg University, Transcultural Asian History
For the duration of one or two years the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe" is offering a postdoctoral fellowship in Asian History to start as soon as October 1, 2010 or anytime thereafter. Successful applicants are expected to have completed their PhD prior to the start of the fellowship and be fluent in English and at least one Asian language. While the field of research is open, preference will be for candidates with an interest in the transcultural economic dimensions of modern Asian history. The fellowship will be part of a larger international collaborative research project called the Asian Sea organized by Professor Harald Fuess. The amount of the stipend is based on the regulations of the German Research Foundation and there will be a small allowance for research and travel. Applications with a cover page, a CV and a project outline of not more than 3 pages and your desired fellowship duration and starting dates should be submitted to Ms Charlotte Kroll by September 25, 2010 (kroll [at] asia-europe [dot] uni-heidelberg [dot] de).
STUDENT BURSARIES for participation in the 20th JAPANESE/KOREAN LINGUISTICS conference
The next Japanese Korean Linguistics conference, JK20, will be held in Oxford 1-3 October. The JK conference is the only long-running general conference on Japanese and Korean linguistics and attracts the highest calibre of academic research in all areas of linguistics relevant to one or both languages. The JK conferences usually take place in the US, and this is the first time ever it will be held in Europe. Thanks to the generosity of the British Academy, the organizers of JK20 are very pleased to be able to offer bursaries to graduate students in Europe to attend the JK20. This is a unique opportunity for graduate students working on Japanese and/or Korean Linguistics to learn about the latest research on Japanese and Korean linguistics and to meet some of the foremost academics in the field. Information about how to apply can be found at http://vsarpj.orinst.ox.ac.uk/jk20/bursaries.html. Application closing date: 16 August 2010
The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows" at Heidelberg University invites applications for PhD fellowships for the cluster's project "The Asian Sea: A Transnational Maritime History of the Age of Imperialism, 1850-1918". The fellow is expected to start dissertation work on 1 October 2010. Tax-free fellowship funding is 1000 EUR per month for a total of 36 months. The travel and research allowance for the duration of the fellowship is 3000 EUR. Dissertations may be in any field of modern Asian History from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth century that have a maritime, coastal, port, and interregional dimension and place their theme or local case study in the broader transnational development of the region as a whole. Successful candidates will have completed a Master's degree prior to taking up the position. Fluency in English and in one Asian language is expected with preference for people with knowledge of Japanese, Korean, or Southasian languages. German language classes are available for non-native speakers of German. Applications including a cover letter, CV, university grade transcripts, three-page dissertation proposal and a writing sample (initial publication, chapter from MA thesis or research paper) and two recommendation letters should be directed to Professor Harald Fuess, director of the Asian Sea project, and submitted as PDF document via email to Ms Shupin Lang lang [at] asia-europe [dot] uni-heidelberg [dot] de. Application Deadline: 15 June 2010
The Centre for Natural Language Processing at Université catholique de Louvain (CENTAL) is recruiting 1 post-doc (6 months, with possible extension). Keywords: Information Extraction, Semantic parsing, Ontologies, English, Chinese. Starting date: March 2010 (with some flexibility)
The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, the University of Manchester, offers a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) in East Asian Studies (applications relating to Japan particularly welcome), starting September 2010, and continuing for three years (subject to satisfactory progress) The successful applicant will be required to undertake a PhD programme within the School and teach up to 3 hours per week within the discipline area. The nature of the teaching will depend on the candidate's skills and qualifications. The GTA award covers (i) the payment of fees directly to the University: for UK/EU students fees will be paid in full, for International students fees will be paid in part (at UK/EU rate), or in full, budget permitting. [In 2010-11 academic session, UK/EU fees are 3,500 pounds per annum, International fees are 11,300 pounds per annum] and (ii) a bursary of 6,500 pounds per annum paid in quarterly instalments by bank transfer (by arrangement with the Student Services Centre), usually October, January, April and July. The application deadline is Friday 16 April 2010. Applicants are advised to apply for a place on a programme of study as soon as possible, as they must be holding an offer of a place by the closing date in order to be included in the competition. For further information, see: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/ Please note that applicants must have an MA in hand when they start the PhD. For more information about East Asian Studies at Manchester, see: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/subjects/east-asian/ . Enquiries about the department and research matters should be directed to Dr Sharon Kinsella: sharon [dot] kinsella [at] manchester [dot] ac [dot] uk
The EAJS office has received an announcement for a research assistantship for which doctoral students enrolled in the global COE programme "Digital Humanities Center for Japanese Arts and Cultures" can apply. The research assistants are to be recruited through an admission method specifically designed for this programme. Studying Japanese studies with digital humanities, RAs are entitled to write a doctoral dissertation within three years. The degrees to be conferred are Doctor of Literature or Doctor of Engineering. For more information please visit
Foreign RAs can keep their positions in thier home countries during their stay in Japan. If they want to study in Japan for three years and get a PhD from Ritsumeikan, this RAship can provide a good opportunity for them. The application deadline is set on January 18, 2010.
European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS)
E-mail: office [at] eajs [dot] eu Homepage: http://www.eajs.eu
The Modern East Asia Research Centre (MEARC) at Leiden University, the Netherlands, offers 3 PhD positions within the research project 'Beyond Utopia: New Politics, the Politics of Knowledge, and the Science Fictional Field of Japan'. Deadline 15 December 2009. The advertisement is also shown on the Leiden University's website: