2024 Takeo Yazaki Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students to Study Abroad in the US - 2nd call for applications

Updated: June 3, 2024

The Takeo Yazaki Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students to Study Abroad in the US was established to support, stimulate, and fund the study abroad and research of doctoral students in the United States with disciplines in the areas of sociology and history. Additionally, this grant will assist with expenses for academic presentations held overseas that are in the same areas of study.

As of today, we are accepting applications to this scholarship for the 2024 annual year. Please see below for details. Note that this grant is only applicable to the areas of sociology and history, but the department the students are enrolled to is not limited to those fields. Recently, as interdisciplinary research is becoming more commonplace, various areas of inquiry fall within the scope of this scholarship. The screening will commence by reviewing applicants' research plans from a broad perspective, so should your doctoral research fall within the areas of sociology and history, please feel free to apply.

Eligibility requirements

You must meet all of the below
You are enrolled in a doctoral course at Keio University
・ You will commence your research within the broad areas of sociology and history
・ You perform with excellence in your field of studies and display high character

Target research activities and the value of stipends

The amount granted will be determined according to your research plan and the duration of your study abroad.

A) Studying Abroad to the US

・The eligibility period is up to one year. You must depart to the states during 2024.

One semester One year
Up to 600,000 yen Up to 1,000,000 yen

B) Research Activity (e.g., field surveys, fieldwork, workshops, etc.)

USA Abroad (other than the US)
Up to 190,000 yen Up to 160,000 yen

C) Presentation at International Conferences

Held in the US

Held abroad
(other than the US)

Online presentation
Up to 190,000 yen Up to 160,000 yen Up to 50,000 yen

Number of spots

limited

Method of distributing stipends

full amount in one payment during 2024

Application documents

  • Send the below documents by trackable mail (letter-pack light, letter-pack plus, registered post, etc.) or submit it at the counter of International Exchange Services Group, Office of Student Services, Keio University (Mita campus)

A) Studying abroad to the US

1. Application paper (designated form)
2. Research activity plan (designated form)
3. Transcripts (Undergraduate/graduate/doctoral)
4. Documents regarding your research activity (Letter of Acceptance from the host institution)

B) Research Activity

1. Application form (designated form)
2. Documents regarding your research activity
*Please submit any relevant documents (e.g., workshop program, invitation letter etc.)

C) Presentation at International Conferences

1. Application form (designated form)
2. Documents regarding your research activity

(proof of notification regarding your thesis being selected or an invitation letter, a photocopy of the program brochure with your name printed, etc.)

Submit to

Takeo Yazaki Memorial Scholarship for Graduate Students to Study Abroad in the US
Grant Fund Management Committee
International Exchange Services Group, Office of Student Services, Keio University
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Postcode: 108-8345 

*Please note that application materials are not accepted at other campuses.

Application period

2nd call for applications: June 17, 2024 (Mon.) - July 26, 2024 (Fri) 16:45

Screening process

A) Studying abroad in the US

Screening of documents and an interview (planned from late August)
*Details of the interview will be sent to those who passed the screening of documents via email in mid-August.

B) Research Activity / C) Presentation at International Conferences

Screening of documents

Results

The results are scheduled to be announced via email in early September.

Others

  • In the application form, please make sure to specify clearly the period you will spend abroad and details about your activities.
  • If you plan to apply for multiple scholarships, you must follow the rules of the other scholarship providers.
  • After finishing your research funded by our scholarship, you must submit a report of your research within one month of completion.
  • Should you be categorized under "Research and investigation activities" or "Presentation at academic conferences," you must submit the hard copy of your receipts along with the report.
  • If the grant fund management committee makes the decision to cancel your scholarship, you may be obliged to return all or part of the stipends you have received until that point.

Further information

International Exchange Services Group, Office of Student Services, Keio University (Mita campus)
E-mail: ic-j-scholarship@adst.keio.ac.jp