Call for Travel Grant Application (Application Deadline Extended to May 5th, 2011)

投稿日:2011年05月05日 カテゴリー:大会情報  投稿者:学会事務局

The JSS Travel Grant for Starting Scholars from Overseas -- Deadline Extended

New application deadline: May 5th, 2011, 23:59 (Tokyo, GMT +9:00) by e-mail

The International Liaison Committee of the Japan Sociological Society would like to express its deepest gratitude to everyone who sent messages of sympathy and support after the earthquake and tsunami waves that struck the Northeast region of Japan on March 11th, 2011.  Your thoughts are much appreciated.

With regard to the travel grant for the 84th Annual JSS Meeting below, we have decided to extend the application deadline from April 20th to May 5th, considering the various impinging effects following the earthquake and the subsequent accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

If you have any concerns regarding the safety issues, please feel free to contact JSS Office by writing to both of the following two addresses: and


The Japan Sociological Society
Travel Grant for Starting Scholars from Overseas
New Application Deadline: May 5th, 2011

The 84th Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological Society
 Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
September 17 -18, 2011


The International Liaison Committee of the Japan Sociological Society (JSS) is pleased to announce its fifth annual Travel Grant competition for starting scholars living outside of Japan. The objective of this grant is to support up to 6 international sociologists who will present papers and participate in the JSS annual meeting in Japan. Each scholar selected will be awarded 80,000 yen to support accommodation and travel expenses.


1. Eligibility requirements:
To be eligible for support, the international applicant must:
(1) be currently living and working (or studying, if the applicant is a graduate student) outside of Japan. Scholars living in Japan, Japanese citizens, and permanent residents of Japan are NOT eligible to apply.
(2) hold a master’s degree or higher obtained within the past ten years as of April 2011 (the date of deadline).
(3) hold a membership in their country’s national sociological association (or equivalent scholarly association).
Although the competition is open to any starting scholars meeting the eligibility requirements above, a preference is given to Asian citizens currently living in Asia (excluding Japan, as mentioned above).


* Please note that in order to receive the grant, selected awardees must be able and willing to submit the following three items:
(a) a letter agreeing to participate in the conference,
(b) a membership application for the JSS, and
(c) a travel itinerary and air-ticket stubs.
Grant winners will be exempt from the annual conference fee as well as the JSS membership fee for the first year. All awardees will make 15-minute presentations at a session in the JSS either in English or Japanese.


2. Applications:
All applicants must send the JSS office the following three items:
(1) an application form for the Travel Grant,
(2) a one-page abstract of his/her presentation (300 English words or 1000 Japanese characters), and
(3) a two-page detailed summary of his/her presenting paper.
Submit Items 2 and 3 using the JSS format.


For more information about the annual meeting and the format, please visit

Application form for Travel Grant

Abstract and Summary Form for Travel Grant


3. New Application Deadline: May 5th, 2011, 23:59 (Tokyo, GMT+9:00) by e-mail

Please send applications to JSS office by the deadline. 

When you contact JSS office, please mail to both of the two following addresses: AND .

Decisions will be announced to the applicants by May 31, 2011.

Questions? Email at and