Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship

The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, and the Centre for Japanese Studies at the University of East Anglia are now inviting applications for an intensive three-week postgraduate Ishibashi Foundation Summer Fellowship in Japanese Arts and Cultural Heritage. The academic leads on this programme are SISJAC’s Dr Jennifer Coates and Dr Eugenia Bogdanova-Kummer.

Dates: 27 July – 17 August 2019

Locations: Norwich, London, and Cambridge.

Classes will take place on UEA campus, home to the renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, and also at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in the historic centre of the city of Norwich. Taught by leading specialists in the field, this fellowship programme offers an exceptional opportunity to develop an in-depth appreciation and understanding of Japanese arts and cultural heritage.

You will spend week two of the programme living and learning in London, visiting museums with significant Japanese art collections including the British Museum (London) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). We’ll help you access the libraries of various London universities, including SOAS (the School of Oriental and African Studies), so you can pursue independent research.
Field trips in weeks one and three may include the Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge) and University of Cambridge.

You will also have the opportunity to conduct your own research at the world-renowned Lisa Sainsbury Library.

We provide full funding for participants and strongly encourage applications from all nationalities. The course is open to recent graduates, postgraduate students, and early career professionals with a demonstrated interest in Japan, East Asia and the latest debates in Japanese arts, cultures and heritage.

For more information and to apply, please see the UEA website.
The deadline for applications is March 31, 2019.