• JSI Application Instructions


    The application materials include an application form and a nomination form, all in adobe acrobat format. You can complete these forms on the computer; however, you will not be able to save them. Please complete the forms, print them out, and then send one copy to AASCU along with your curriculum vitae and personal statement, as described below. If the documents do not open properly, please download the adobe acrobat reader.

    An email confirmation will be sent to you when we receive your application. If you do not receive a confirmation, be sure to check with Jill Gately.

    Completed applications must include the following: 

    1. One completed Application Form.
    2. One current Curriculum Vitae showing your institutional affiliation, academic degrees received or expected, publications and presentations, and other pertinent information.
    3. A typed, single-spaced, one-page Personal Statement outlining the potential benefits of the award to your teaching and professional growth and to your institution and community. This statement should address:

      • your interest in broadening your knowledge of Japan;
      • ways in which your teaching will be affected by the Institute, (or, if you don’t teach, the impact you expect to have on undergraduate education at your institution);
      • how you plan to use the experience to affect curricular change; and
      • what you expect to contribute to the Institute.

      Please note that the Institute is designed for those without prior professional experience in Japanese studies.
    4. The president or chancellor of your institution must sign the Nomination Form in order for you to be considered for an award. With this nomination, the president commits to implementing curricular change at your institution and to paying a registration fee of $695 for AASCU members and $895 for non-AASCU colleges and universities should you be awarded a Fellowship and participate in the Institute.



    Applications must reach the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) no later than Thursday, March 8. 2012. Please mail or fax all application materials to:

    AASCU Japan Studies Institute Fellowship Competition
    1307 New York Avenue, NW, Fifth Floor
    Washington, DC 20005-4701
    Attention: Jill M. Gately, Program and Meetings Manager

    Fax: (202) 296-5819

    If you have difficulty downloading any of the forms, or need additional information, please contact Jill M. Gately by telephone at (202) 478-4668 or by e-mail at gatelyj@aascu.org.