Travel Grant for Starting Scholars from Overseas Application Deadline: April 16, 2021[UPDATE]

Travel Grant for Starting Scholars from Overseas
Application Deadline: April 16, 2021 

The 94th Virtual Annual Meeting of the Japan Sociological Society (JSS)
November 13–14, 2021

The International Liaison Committee of the Japan Sociological Society (JSS) is pleased to announce its 15th annual travel grant competition for starting scholars living outside of Japan. The objective of this grant is to support up to six international sociologists who will present papers and participate in the JSS virtual annual meeting in Japan. Unfortunately, the 94th annual meeting of the JSS will be held via online. Each selected scholar will be awarded 40,000 yen corresponding to participation fees for future JSS meetings in the hope of meeting them in person in Japan. 

  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 10 years as of April 16, 2021. If there is no system to offer the master’s degree during the doctoral course, please send us a letter from your supervisor with his/her signature to state that your educational qualification is regarded to be equivalent to that of those who hold a master’s degree; and
(3) hold a membership in their country’s national sociological association (or equivalent scholarly association).

Although the competition is open to any starting scholars who meet the aforementioned eligibility requirements, preference will be given to Asian citizens currently living in Asia (excluding Japan) and first-time applicants. Researchers who are at a relatively early stage of their career are encouraged to apply for the grant.

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 for a session in the JSS either in English or Japanese.

* Please note that 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.

  1. Applications:

An extended abstract (600 to 1000 English words) should be submitted via the form no later than April 16, 2021. Acceptance notes will be sent out on May 23, 2021. The extended abstract should include a clear description of research questions, theoretical framework, data, analytical methods, and main findings.

Go to the submission site (click here)

  1. Application Deadline:

April 16, 2021, 23:59 (Tokyo, GMT+9:00)
Applicants will be notified of the abstracts that were accepted in the sessions by May 23, 2021.

Questions? Email: ilc(at)