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Hiroshima-Nagasaki Faculty Development Workshop
Due dates for applications and reference letters: 17 March 2015
Registration Fee: $600.
Schedule: arrive in Hiroshima June 28; workshop in Hiroshima June 29-July 1; travel to Nagasaki July 2; workshop in Nagasaki July 3-5, 2015.
Participants are responsible for international airfare, hotel costs, and most meals.
Four $650 stipends are available thanks to support from the University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies; preference will be given to community college faculty.
All participants will be notified of acceptance and/or selection for a travel stipend by May 1, 2015.
JSA has applied for additional funding to provide greater support through a selection process based on this application. In April 2015 we will provide information regarding these opportunities.
Part A: Applicant Information
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Are you employed
List below the courses you normally teach over an academic year:
Have you ever participated in a workshop on Japan?
If yes, please identify the workshop, its length of time, and year it was held:
Have you ever taken any undergraduate or graduate courses on Japan?
If yes, please list those courses:
Have you ever visited Japan?
If yes, when, for how long, to where, and for what purpose?
Is your application contingent upon receiving a travel stipend of at least $650?
[We will consider up to 15 applicants who do
need travel stipends on a rolling basis; we will reserve 15 places for applicants who need a travel scholarship of more than $650, to be determined after we hear from our additional funding sources in mid-April.]
See the Appendix below for information on criteria to be used in selecting participants for both the Workshop and the Travel Stipends.
Part B: Essay
In an essay of approximately 300-500 words,
1) explain why you wish to participate in the Hiroshima-Nagasaki workshop;
2) outline how you’ll use the information acquired in it in your courses; and
3) describe your interest in continuing future activities extending your study of Japan (e.g., presenting a paper at a conference, organizing a study-abroad program to Japan for your home institution, or pursuing scholarly research in or about Japan).
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Part C: Curriculum Vitae
Please attach a brief CV (2-4 pages).
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Part D: Letter of Recommendation
Each application must be supported by a letter of reference by a Dean of School / College or a higher academic official, indicating how the school will support the incorporation of Japan Studies into the undergraduate curriculum. This letter of reference should be submitted via JSA's website: see "Letter of Reference" page under "2015 JSA Hiroshima-Nagasaki Workshop." Please inform your Dean of School / College or higher academic official about how she or he can submit their letter of reference. If you wish, you could give your referent the following address to access the online reference form:
Part E: Program Fee
Each institution or individual is required to pay a Program Fee of $600, if their candidate is selected to participate in the workshop. This registration payment will be due on or before May 5, 2015. Payment instructions will be sent to the participants with successful applications.
Appendix: Selection Criteria
Selection criteria will include evidence of previous interest in Japan; description of research interest; description of courses that will be enriched by participation.
Priority will be given to faculty who have participated in at least one JSA activity, such as the Freeman Summer Institute, a JSA Conference, or a JSA Workshop.
Faculty with less experience in Japan will receive priority over faculty with greater previous experience in Japan.
Diversity among participants will be sought to represent a broad range of disciplines, types of institutions, and geographic home address.
Community college faculty will have priority for University of Kansas Center for East Asia Studies $650 travel stipends.
Priority for additional funding will be given to Junior Faculty, defined as those who are not Full Professors.