The Associated Kyoto Program is pleased to announce its 2018–2019 fellowship competition for consortium faculty members who are interested in teaching and conducting research at the AKP Center in Kyoto. Applicants may apply for either the fall or the spring semester.
Applicants may be Japan specialists, or non-specialists who wish to increase the quality and extent of the Japan component in courses they now teach at their home institutions. No knowledge of the Japanese language is required of applicants who are not Japan specialists. The AKP encourages applications from Japan specialists in Art History, Economics, History, Literature, Political Science, and Religion.
Each fellowship provides a semester stipend of $30,000, paid in dollars to the Fellow’s home institution, and out of which the Fellow will pay his or her own roundtrip travel to Japan. Each fellow will also receive a housing subsidy to cover rent, and will be responsible for one-half utility costs and all telephone charges. No dependent, research, or other allowance is provided.
Each Fellow is expected to offer one course per semester, taught in English to undergraduate students from the participating U.S. colleges. Course content may focus exclusively on Japan, or may involve Japan in a comparative context, as appropriate to the Fellow’s preferences and academic training. Given the program’s Kyoto location, it is expected that the course include attention to the Kansai area (Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe), where feasible. Faculty Fellows chosen for the fall semester may be asked to participate in a joint seminar for AKP and Doshisha students. In addition to teaching, the Fellow is expected to implement a program of research or study in Kyoto designed to enhance his or her professional development.
The Faculty Fellowship Program is designed to provide AKP students from consortium institutions with a strong and diverse set of courses that will enhance their background in Japanese studies, as well as to increase the quality and visibility of Japanese studies on consortium campuses, and support the scholarly activities of faculty members at sponsoring institutions.
Applicants should consult closely with their AKP Campus Representative or with the Chair of the AKP Board (see below for address). The applicant must submit the following:
Send completed applications for the 2018–2019 year by Friday, 17 June 2017 to:
Attn: AKP Executive Committee
Associated Kyoto Program
Bucknell University, Academic West 308
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Email: [email protected]
To view the 2017–18 application brochure, click here: 2017–18 VFF Application Brochure