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Travel Grant program for the UHM Japan Collection: summary, eligibility, application form, etc.

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Program Summary

The Japan Collection travel grant is made possible by anonymous donors and matching funds from the UHM Center for Japanese Studies. The UHM Library will award a grant on a competitive basis to defray travel expenses for faculty and graduate-level students of Japanese studies/East Asia studies at U.S. institutions outside of Hawaii, who will use materials onsite at the UHM Library’s Japan Collection

After travel is completed, a grant recipient will be reimbursed for authorized travel expenses in accordance with UHM University travel policies, not to exceed the maximum amount of the grant.

Travel Grant Details


  • Faculty and post-baccalaureate students of Japanese or East Asia studies at accredited educational institutions in U.S. States.
  • Grantee will use resources onsite at the UHM Library’s Japan Collection.
  • U.S. citizen or green card holder, who is affiliated with an accredited educational institution in the U.S.
  • Travel must be a round trip for a point in the U.S.


Up to $1,000 per trip


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis

Application Procedures

Please click the link on the right and fill out and submit:

  1. A brief statement (not to exceed 250 words) describing your research and your need to use the UHM Japan Collection
  2. A list of resources you wish to access (Note: Prior to submitting application, check availability of the resources in the Library's online catalog, or, by contacting the Japan Studies Librarian)
  3. A current curriculum vitae
  4. A travel estimate that includes transportation and daily lodging, meals and incidental expenses
  5. Graduate students must ask a faculty advisor to write them a letter of recommendation. We will not consider an application complete until we receive the recommendation.
  6. Proposed start and end dates for travel

For questions regarding eligibility or travel restrictions, please contact Mitsutaka Nakamura, Japan Studies Librarian, Asia Collection Department. Phone: 808-956-2309

Application Form