Undergraduate research grants for Japanese travel and research?
July 22, 2011 11:45 AM Subscribe
My sister is looking for undergraduate
research funding to support some field work in Japan for her BA thesis project. She's especially interested in questions about gender and sexuality. Any advice on grant-giving organizations she might look into?
posted by bubukaba to Education (4 answers total)
She is an anthropology major, has already traveled to Japan multiple times and has many friends there, and is fluent enough in Japanese to carry on conversations and correspondence, understand TV dialog, and translate things.
"I am a fourth year at The University of Wisconsin embarking on my BA thesis project. Ideally, part of the research project will involve traveling to Japan for a short time to do some field work, so naturally I have been trying to scrounge up some small grant money. But alas! It seems that no matter whether I search in terms of anthropology, japanese, travel, or etc, I am coming up empty handed for undergraduate research funding! Of course there are plenty of private universities that have money available for such endeavors, but my womping big public university can't afford to be so generous. Can anyone recommend a foundation/organization/person that gives grants to lowly scholars such as myself?"
Thanks so much for helping me help her!