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U.S.-Japan Program Postdoctoral Fellowships

Eligibility Note:
Health insurance included in support. Japanese language fluency not required. Residence at Harvard University for duration of award required.
The program seeks applications from outstanding scholars in the social sciences who are conducting research that illuminates Japan's relations with the rest of the world in the broadest sense. Thus, the program welcomes applicants from anthropology, economics, (modern) history, law, political science, public health, and sociology, among other fields. Scholars may examine domestic issues that bear on Japan's external relations or problems that it shares with other countries, and the program encourages projects that compare Japan's experience cross-nationally. Areas of particular interest include Japanese popular culture; 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. Research projects that focus on Japan or Japan's international role from a comparative, historical, or global perspective are welcome. During their term of appointment, post-doctoral 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.

Last Updated On: 2018-05-14

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