The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

FundingJob Opportunities

Summer 22 Research in Japan opportunity (apps due 12/15/21)

The Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science is looking to provide funding for a CUNY doctoral student to engage in research in Japan in summer 2022


Fields of research

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program. Applicants must either be majoring or conducting research in a related field.


Applicants must meet all the criteria below.

1) Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents;

2) Be enrolled in a university graduate program or hold a doctorate degree when the program goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior to April 1, 2022 (not required to hold a full-time position.);

3) Be enrolled at an institution located in the United States;

4) Have received in advance acceptance from their host researchers; and

5) Aspire to become a researcher in future

*Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under a JSPS Fellowship Programs are not eligible.


Tentative schedule of the program
May 2022 online – Online kickoff orientations

Wednesday, June 9 – Wednesday, August 11, 2022

* It is subject to change according to Covid-19 pandemic situation

To apply please send one PDF containing the following information by DECEMBER 15, 2021 to Rachel Sponzo (


  1. Your name and contact information
  2. One page description of research project
  3. Name and location of Japanese host
  4. CV
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