Fund Details
Summer Fellowship in Japan
Competition Type

Brief Description:

Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the Summer Common Application

The Japan Program of the Council on East Asian Studies has established the Summer Fellowship in Japan to support internships, projects, and research taking place in Japan. Language study and other study programs are not eligible.


Note: Application to this fellowship competition will be via the Summer Common Application

Minimum duration: 8 weeks. Projects of shorter duration will not be considered. The proposed project must be a full-time commitment and be the primary activity for the duration of the fellowship.

Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who have taken some coursework related to Japan and who wish to build upon that exposure and interest are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those students whose project is intended to contribute to their senior essays. Applicants should indicate their level of Japanese language competency and demonstrate that it is adequate for their plans.

Application Information:

The Summer Fellowship in Japan is one of the Yale College Summer Fellowships.

All materials must be submitted online prior to the deadline.

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Interested applicants may schedule an appointment with a Fellowship Adviser; however, meeting with an adviser is not mandatory.

Restrictions to Use of Award:

To satisfy the minimum duration requirements of the fellowship to which you are applying, your project must your sole activity, conducted without interruption, for the duration of the experience.

Please note that fellowship funds are meant to cover the costs of the proposed activity only. Budgets should not include compensation for lost income or funding towards the Student Income Contribution.

All interested applicants must review the Yale University International Travel Policy. Projects in specific countries within approved regions may not be eligible for funding based on current UnitedHealthcareGlobal threat ratings, State Department Warnings, and the Yale University International Travel Policy.

Yale University policy requires that certain types of research projects involving human subjects be reviewed by an institutional review board (IRB) prior to the start of the study to ensure that the project meets University requirements and any applicable regulations. Click here to see if your project needs to be reviewed, for advice on working with human subjects, and for more information about the process and requirements.

Students applying to fellowships to support activities in or near their home towns may not be eligible to receive funding for certain budget items (e.g. housing). Please ask a fellowships adviser for more information.

International student applicants should inform the Office of International Students and Scholars of their plans to ensure they will be in compliance with the terms of their visa.

For other funding possibilities, please consider the International Summer Award and these other resources.

Links to Additional Information:

Fellowship Policies
Fellowship Programs
Yale University International Travel Policy
Summer Common Application

Contact Information:

For questions about this application, please contact Jill Carrera at

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Current Year of Study
  • First-Year Student
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
    Term of Award
    • Summer
      Grant or Fellowship Purpose
      • Internship/Work
      • Project
      • Research
        Global Region or Country
        • Asia
        • -- Japan (East Asia)
          Citizenship Status
          • U.S. citizens are eligible
          • Non-U.S. citizens are eligible
            Begin Accepting Applications Date:
            Deadline Date (EST Time Zone) :
            2/14/2024 1:00 PM