In early November, the JICUF Grants Committee reviewed proposals submitted by ICU faculty and students and approved fourteen projects: five from faculty, nine from ICU students. JICUF provided a total of ¥4,450,820 in funding for these projects.
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JICUF awarded Dr. Kaori Sato, instructor in the Health and Physical Education program at ICU, a ¥300,000 grant for her project, “Organizing a Hackathon for Quantitative Analysis with Harvard PhD Students.” Held in late May, the workshop aimed to inspire ICU students interested both in quantitative analysis and in developing their career abroad. We asked Dr. Sato to tell us more about her project.
From March 7th to 20th, Professor Stephen Nagy led a group of six ICU students on the 2018 Global Link China (GL China) program. Previously known as the Japan-China Young Leaders Development Project, GL China offers ICU students the opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of Sino-Japanese relations through direct interaction between youth in Japan and China.
ICU graduate student Silvia Luz Gonzalez Marquez received a JICUF Student Travel Fund grant for her research project, “Human Security for All: Persecuted Indigenous Christians in Mexico.” This August, she travelled to Chiapas and Mexico City to conduct fieldwork for her master’s thesis. Originally from Mexico, Luz is currently majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies, and she plans to stay at ICU for her PhD. We asked Luz a few questions about her research trip.
ICU Professor Eckhard Hitzer received a JICUF faculty program grant to host the “Sustainable University Development Workshop – How Universities Can Promote Sustainability through Renewable Energy.” The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 27th on the ICU campus. The event is open to the public.
For the last few years, the Japan ICU Foundation has been offering Study Abroad scholarshipsto ICU undergraduate students who spend their junior year in the United States. This year, we awarded scholarships to five students studying at the University of California (UC) Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, Middlebury College and Guilford College. We interviewed Hideaki Furukawa, who is currently studying at UC Berkeley about his life at Berkeley and his future goals. JICUF: Please tell us a little bit about yourself. HF: I was born in Tokyo, and lived there for about ten years. When I was in fifth grade, my father was transferred to Zurich, Switzerland, and the family moved […]
Last November, ICU Professor of International Relations Stephen Nagy led a group of undergraduate students to China. The Japan ICU Foundation awarded him a grant of ¥1,100,000 to subsidize the Japan-China Young Leaders Development Project (YLDP). Read about their experiences here and check out some of their photos as well!