The Fund provides up to $10,000 to help support the organization of conferences seminars, workshops, and lecture series by CJS Members and Associates. Teams of two or more faculty, including a CJS Member or Associate as the principle investigator (PI), are eligible to apply (see the Eligibility section below for more details) with preference given to proposals that seek to foster interdisciplinary scholarship and the crossing of regional boundaries.
The PI will serve as the primary contact person. Funds will be disbursed by CJS to the PI’s home unit, which will have primary responsibility for hosting the event. All proposals require the signature of the key administrator of the PI’s home unit, acknowledging the unit’s involvement in hosting the proposed event.
Groups of two or more faculty are eligible to propose an event. The principle investigator should be a CJS Member or Associate. Current and former Toyota Visiting Professors may propose an event in partnership with a CJS Member/Associate.
Up to $10,000 per seminar/workshop.
November 30 and March 30, annually.
Application Review Process & Guidelines
After submission, all applicants are expected to meet with CJS staff to discuss the proposed budget and logistics of the event; changes to the proposal can be made in response to this meeting. Final proposals will be reviewed by the Executive Committee with applicants notified by the Center approximately eight weeks after the application deadline.
The guidelines are as follows:
- Groups of two or more faculty are eligible to propose an event. The principle investigator should be a CJS Member or Associate. Current and former Toyota Visiting Professors may propose an event in partnership with a CJS Member/Associate.
- Priority will be given to events that include a public component and/or a graduate-student-oriented component. These events should be open not only to UM faculty and students, but also to faculty and students from universities in the surrounding area.
- The proposed events should be multi-disciplinary.
- Events that cross regional boundaries are encouraged.
- Partnerships with other Michigan centers and programs, both those within the International Institute and without, are encouraged.
- Funds will be disbursed by CJS to the PI’s home unit which will assume responsibility for oversight of funds and for running the event.
- UM’s travel expense policy and LSA’s hosting policy will apply.
Yuri Fukazawa, Program Administrator, Center for Japanese Studies