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AY 2015-2016: CJR TRAVEL AND RESEARCH GRANT COMPETITION

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1.) CJR JSAC Travel Funding

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Funding period: April 15, 2015-June 15, 2015

Eligibility: Undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members presenting at JSAC 2015 (Tokyo)

Reporting requirements: Receipts submitted by July 31, 2015 

The Centre for Japanese Research is pleased to offer up to $500 in travel funding for graduate students and faculty members presenting at the JSAC 2015 annual conference in Tokyo (May 20-23, 2015).

http://www.jsac.ca/jsac2015/ocs/index.php/jsac/jasc2015

Application should be e-mailed to CJR Directors Christina Laffin (christina.laffin@ubc.ca) and Shigenori Matsui (shigenori.matsui@ubc.ca) by noon on March 31, 2015. 

Please provide the following in your email: name, paper title, and a tentative budget for your trip. 

A revised version of CJR’s policies on research grants is available at: http://www.iar.ubc.ca/Centres/cjr/ResearchGrants.aspx

Eligible expenses are those in accordance with Tri-Council regulations: http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/FinancialAdminGuide-GuideAdminFinancier/FundsUse-UtilisationSubventions_eng.asp

*Please note that recipients of funding in this round should complete their funded activities and submit all receipts for these activities between April 15, 2015-June 15, 2015. All claims must be submitted by July 31, 2015. 

 

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2.) CJR Research Funding for Graduate Students

Deadline: April 15, 2015

Funding period: April 30, 2015-February 29, 2016

Eligibility: Graduate students (MA or PhD) who have not yet received CJR research funding

Reporting requirements: Receipts submitted by February 29, 2016; CJR noontime lecture presentation between September 2015 and March 2016 

The Centre for Japanese Research is calling for graduate student proposals for funding of research on Japan. Priority will be given to PhD students over MA students. Funding is primarily intended to support research purposes. Each successful award is expected to fall in the range of $500-$2,000 but allotment will depend on the overall number of proposals received.

*Please note that graduate students will only be eligible for CJR funding once during an MA program and once during a PhD program. 

Proposals from students should be e-mailed by the student’s SUPERVISOR to CJR Directors Christina Laffin (christina.laffin@ubc.ca) and Shigenori Matsui (shigenori.matsui@ubc.ca) by noon on April 15, 2015. The proposal should be a MAXIMUM of TWO PAGES and offer a brief overview of the project and a tentative budget. Please attach the proposal as a PDF and include the name of the applicant in the title of the file.

A revised version of CJR’s policies on research grants is available at http://www.iar.ubc.ca/Centres/cjr/ResearchGrants.aspx

Eligible expenses are those in accordance with Tri-Council regulations http://www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/Professors-Professeurs/FinancialAdminGuide-GuideAdminFinancier/FundsUse-UtilisationSubventions_eng.asp

**Please note that recipients of funding in this round should complete their funded activities and submit all receipts for these activities between April 30, 2015 and February 29, 2016. All claims must be submitted by February 29, 2016. Recipients are required to offer an informal presentation during the CJR Lunchtime Lecture Series between September 2015 and March 2016.

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CJR Guidelines

  • Research Grants
  • Visiting Scholars

CJR Research Grants

Grants are only supplemental in nature. The Centre for Japanese Research is not a granting agency and cannot fund entire projects (faculty research or PhD theses).

The following guidelines for CJR research grants were unanimously approved by CJR members in January, 2000, updated in October 2002 and again in September 2005, and are currently operational.

Selection of Research Grant Proposals

January 16, 2000; October 25, 2002; September 7, 2005; May 22, 2012

The CJR research grant committee in general follows the guidelines approved by members of the CJR.

Members of the CJR may alter the guidelines from time to time to keep them up-to-date with respect to the CJR priorities.

The guidelines consist of two parts. Part A deals with faculty research grants. Part B deals with research grants for graduate students working on their Ph.D. theses. The total amounts available for Parts A and B, respectively, are determined by members of CJR before the first call for applications is made. Additional research funds may be allocated to Parts A and B as they become available. Recipients of these grants are expected to provide acknowledgment on the work supported by the grants.

Due to IAR budgetary arrangements, CJR grants can only be spent in the fiscal year following the academic year they were granted. Specific instructions will be included in a call for proposals.

Part A. Faculty Research

Full-time UBC faculty members are eligible for applying for a research grant from this source. Full-time faculty members may also apply for research funding for joint research projects involving members of the CJR who are not full-time faculty members.

Faculty are encouraged to apply for SSHRC Research Grants and UBC small grants and/or UBC travel grants, as well as to other sources of funding. The CJR research grants should not be regarded as substitutes for these grants. [Please note: applicants are required to apply to UBC-HSS small grants and/or UBC-HSS travel grants, where appropriate, before applying for CJR research grants.] However, insofar as CJR grants may be viewed as seed money for a new project or supplementary aid towards completion of an on-going research objective, faculty who have received external grants will be eligible for CJR grants.

CJR grants have generally fallen in two categories and these will remain funding priorities in future competitions:

  1. seed money for new projects; and
  2. various research, publication and dissemination costs typically not covered by other grants.

These guidelines will be distributed to the members of the CJR, together with a call for proposals for funds from this source.

A proposal requesting for funding should not exceed two double spaced pages and should contain the budget, research grants held or applied for and other relevant information for the committee's assessment. If necessary, some supporting documents may be attached.

Those who apply for the first time will have higher priorities, provided that submitted proposals are of acceptable quality. In allocating funds, lower priority will be given to applicants who have received funds previously, especially in immediately preceding competitions or in larger amounts.

The committee may provide partial funding in case full funding of all meritorious projects is not possible.

If there are remaining funds after the first round of competition, a second call will be made for proposals.

Part B. Research Funding for Graduate Students

Graduate students in Ph.D. programs at UBC who are carrying out their thesis research related to Japan may apply for funding from this source.

Applications for graduate student research support must come from faculty members of the CJR.

A proposal requesting for funding should not exceed two double spaced pages and should contain the budget and other relevant information for the committee's assessment. If necessary, some supporting document may be attached.

SSHRC approved expenses that result from research travel will be considered eligible.

CJR Visiting Scholars Policy

CJR Welcomes Visiting Scholars, but due to space constraints, CJR is only able to offer Visiting Scholars desk space under exceptional circumstances.

Visiting Scholars shall be charged $120/month for their affiliation (including library and internet access).

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