The Okubo Scholarships, named after Genji Okubo, a longtime supporter of Japanese studies at KU, are awarded for 1) the best undergraduate student paper ($100) and 2) graduate student research project ($750) on a topic related to Japan. The Okubo scholarship is open to KU students from any department who focus on Japanese Studies.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2022
How to apply
A. To apply for the Okubo Undergraduate Best Paper Prize, you will need to fill out an on-line application that includes the following documentation
- A clean copy of your paper.
- Your paper must have been submitted for KU course credit during the 2021 spring, summer, or fall semesters.
- Your paper must be at least 5 pages in length. NOTE: Length does not include title pages or bibliography/works cited pages.
- A letter of endorsement: Students must submit a letter of endorsement from the instructor who assigned the paper. The letter should explain what course requirements the paper fulfilled and endorse the application.
NOTE: Only one paper submission per student is allowed.
B. To apply for the Okubo Graduate Research Award (up to $750), you will need to fill out an on-line application that includes the following documentation
- A two-page single-spaced summary of the research project that include the following information:
- What is your research plan? Please include: a) A brief summary of research project (research question(s), methodology, and expected findings) b) A brief theoretical and/or conceptual frame in relation to the existing study of the topic c) The significance of the project and contribution to a specific field (and/or general public)
- How will this award help you enhance your academic/career advancement in your field of study?
- A budget justification
- A letter of support from faculty/advisor
If you have any questions during the application process, please contact Ayako Mizumura, email@example.com.