We are pleased to announce the second cohort of JICUF grant recipients! As previously detailed on our website, in 2016 we started to provide direct support for activities planned and executed by members of the ICU community through our Grants for Faculty and Grants for Students initiatives. Grants are available in two categories; program and research.
During the fall cycle, we received 18 grant inquiries this term, and 15 were invited to submit grant proposals. The JICUF Grants Committee approved funding for six new grants; five faculty programs and one faculty research grant. This brings our total number of JICUF grants to 18 since launching our new grants initiative earlier this year.
Faculty Program Grants
Project Title: Visiting Scholar – Isabel Arredondo
Applicant: Professor Beverley Curran
Grant Amount: ¥150,000
Project Title: ICU-Carnegie Council Gender Program
Applicant: Professor Natsumi Ikoma
Grant Amount: ¥335,380
Project Title: Hosting the First Asian Junior Linguistics Conference at ICU
Applicant: Professor Seunghun Lee
Grant Amount: ¥300,000
Project Title: Japan-China Young Leaders Development Project
Applicant: Professor Stephen Nagy
Grant Amount: ¥1,195,000
Project Title: Cross Over Women and Status of Japan and France Early Modern History
Applicant: Professor Norie Takazawa
Grant Amount: ¥400,000
Faculty Research Grant
Project Title: Political and Cultural Activities in Myanmar’s Christian Community
Applicant: Professor Christopher Simons
Grant Amount: ¥92,843
Total Grant Amount: ¥2,473,223
Starting this month, applicants may submit inquiries for the Winter FY2016 grants cycle via our website at http://www.jicuf.org/grantinquiry. The inquiry submission deadline is Friday, September 23.
Qualified applicants will then be invited to submit a grant proposal for consideration. Please visit the grants page on our website at http://www.jicuf.org/grants/ to learn more about this exciting new opportunity. Should you have any questions or need any assistance, do not hesitate to contact Fernando Rojas at email@example.com.
JICUF staff will also visit ICU in early October to meet with our second cohort of grantees and to reach out to faculty and students about our Winter FY2016 grants.
In an effort to improve our grants initiative in order to more effectively support ICU, we will be revamping our grants program in the coming 2017-18 fiscal year. We will keep you abreast of our progress, and look forward to sharing more information with you over the next few months!