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  • Sasakawa Studentships in #Japanese Studies, University of Leed. Deadline: 27/2/15
  • WRoCAH PhD Studentships (Arts and Humanities). University of Leeds Deadline 2/2/15
  • ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (WR DTC) PhD Studentship, University of Leeds. Deadline 2/2/15
  • Sasakawa #Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship, Oxford Brookes University. Deadline: 2/2/15
  • New position: Senior Lecturer in East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield UK

Welcome to BAJS

The British Association for Japanese Studies is a UK-based association of scholars and researchers dedicated to the development of Japanese Studies. Our aim is to promote teaching and research on Japan by coordinating events such as academic conferences and circulating information about the field.

Our website is here to inform non-members about the association and its activities, as well as provide BAJS members with an effective and useful method of keeping up to date with Japanese Studies in the UK.

Latest News

  • Sasakawa Studentships in Japanese Studies, University of Leeds

    The studentships are part of the five-year programme designed to support the study of Japan in the UK at postgraduate level which the Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation launched in 2014. Up to three studentships (MA or PhD) might be available. Deadline: 27/2/15

  • WRoCAH PhD Studentships (Arts and Humanities). University of Leeds

    The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. WRoCAH is able to offer over 50 AHRC studentships per year to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York. 

 We encourage applications for PhD study in the areas of Chinese, Japanese and South East Asian languages, cultures, history, religions, visual and performing arts, film, media and related subjects. Applicants for an AHRC studentship must have applied for a place of study. They may only apply for AHRC funding at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York. The studentship application form and details of how to apply are only available from the WRoCAH website. Only UK/EU students are eligible to apply. Deadline: 2/2/15.

  • ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre (WR DTC) PhD Studentships, University of Leeds

    The ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre is a major collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is offers a wealth of supervisory expertise across the social sciences. One PhD studentship is available for an outstanding UK/EU candidate proposing to begin a PhD or an integrated MA+PhD in East Asian Studies in October 2015. ESRC studentships fund research in the social sciences. The award will cover fees at the UK/EU level and maintenance for three years (PhD) or for four years (MA+PhD).

  • Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship, Oxford Brookes University

    The Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. The department can nominate up to three MPhil/PhD students for studentships of £10,000. This studentship is initially for one year only, but may be renewable subject to satisfactory progress in subsequent years, up to a maximum of four years. beginning in September of the 2015/16 academic year. For the successful candidates, Oxford Brookes is able to offer a further studentship of £7000, in addition to the Sasakawa studentship. . Oxford Brookes has a particular strength in the anthropology of Japan, including staff who teach and conduct research on religion, gender, aging, urban life, and the family; in addition to specialists on Japanese film and religion. Deadline: The closing date for applications is 12.00 on Monday 2nd Feb 2015

  • BAJS Conference 2015 Dates

    The annual BAJS conference 2015 will be hosted by the Japan Research Centre (JRC) at SOAS, University of London next September. The dates are: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th September 2015. The conference will consist of two full days of parallel academic panels in key fields of Japanese Studies, including a plenary guest lecture session. There will also be social events organised for both Thursday and Friday evenings. A Call for Panels/Papers will go out early February 2015.