Grants and Awards

Last Update: December 2016

  • Ron Carr, Irene Herrera (Communications, Film and Media Art) and Jean-Julien Aucouturier received a seed grant from Temple University for their project "Multimedia Reporting on Urban Centers in Asia and Africa".
  • Sachiko Horiguchi (Anthropology, Asian Studies) received a grant-in-aid for scientific research from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)  for the project "An Anthropological Study of <Medicalization> of 'hikikomori': A Holistic Approach Examining tojisha, Support, and Medicine" from 2010 to 2013. She was also part of a comparative project on hikikomori in Japan and France led by Professor Tadaaki Furuhashi at Nagoya University from 2010 to 2013 and a collaborative project on Japanese studies led by Professor Akito Okada at Tokyo University of Foreign Studies from 2011 to 2014, and is currently involved in an interdisciplinary project on multiculturalism in Japan led by Professor Yuko Kawai at Rikkyo University from 2012 (to 2015).
  • Tintin Htun (Asian Studies and Psychological Studies) received a Daiwa Japan Forum Award (2013) for the paper she published in Japan Forum in 2012, "Social Identities of Minority Others in Japan: Listening to the Narratives of Ainu, Buraku and Zainichi Koreans" (24:1, 1-22).
  • Max Maquito (Economics) is part of several projects funded by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, working with professors from researchers from Waseda University, University of Tokyo, and Kokushikan University and other prestigious universities in Japan. He is also part of a team project funded by Japanese Ministry of the Environment
  • John Mock (History, Asian Studies) with Jerry Eades, Naeko Naganuma, Hiroaki Toyota, Debra Occhi, Gregory Poole, Thomas Hardy, and Hiro Kawamura completed a project funded by the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) called "The Impact of International Universities on Their Local Communities".
  • Mariko Nagai (Creative Writing, Asian Studies) received residency fellowship from the Writers Center of Norwich in 2016 and the Women's International Study Center at Acequa Madre House for August 2015, and a Writer-in-Resident from Hong Kong Baptist University for October and November 2015. Last year, she received a two-week-long Residency Fellowship from the Mesa Refuge, California between April and May 2014 and a month-long Residency Fellowship from the Willapa Bay Artist in Residency in August 2014. In 2013, she was awarded residency from HALD in Denmark, and in 2012, she was awarded residency fellowships from Sangam House (India), Ventspils International Writers Residency (Latvia) , and Kimmel Harding Nelson Artists in Resident (Nebraska).
  • Junko Saito (Japanese) is part of the scientific research group of "A Sociolinguistic research on Japanese workplace discourse: a new step toward globalization", a 3-year project funded by a grant from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). She will be working with researchers from Ryukoku University, Kansai University, and the University of Hawaii. She has also been part of another research group, "Toward the Systematic Development of Research on Japanese Workplace Discourse: Sociolinguistic Discourse Research and the Construction of a Corpus" from 2012 to 2014.