European Association for Japanese Studies

EAJS 2023 Conference Grants

The EAJS has applied for funds from the Toshiba International Foundation to support delegate attendance. Below, please find the application criteria. The availability of conference funding is contingent upon the approval of our application to the Toshiba International Foundation and cannot be guaranteed at this time.

The rules and criteria for application are straightforward:

  • ALL applications must be submitted via the online form.
  • Applicants should not seek ‘double-funding’ (i.e. if you already have full funding from another source, you are ineligible). Our aim is to support those who only have partial funding from another source or have no funding at all.
  • Funding is meant for part of travel costs and/or full or partial coverage of the registration fee.
  • Only those earning €1200 or less net income (= after deduction of taxes and social security contributions) per month may apply.
  • The maximum amount of funding to be granted is €500.
  • In the selection of those to be funded, delegates who are early career scholars (PhD candidates, postdocs, or assistant professors) and who convene a workshop or give a lecture are strongly preferred. Demonstration of other partial sources of funds by the applicant will be viewed in a positive light.
  • Please keep your ‘other information’ concise. Details about your paper, how important this conference is to your career, etc. are not helpful. Keep to facts regarding alternate sources of funding, how much funding would be helpful to you etc.
  • If you make a mistake, please do not resubmit, but email eajs(at)
  • Deadline: 8 May 2023

We will endeavour to make and communicate decisions by the 19 May 2023.

The awarded grants will be allocated as a full or partial registration fee waiver in our system. Grants may only be used for the applicant’s own registration. These are the conditions accepted in applying for the funds.

All recipients of a grant will be required to provide a short report summarizing their experience in attending the conference.

With the continued economic downturn and deterioration in institutional funding, we envisage competition will be huge: we are likely to receive 2-4 times the number of applications we can assist. Applications have a greater chance of success if you apply only for partial funding, as we would like to help as many delegates as possible.

Proceed to the online form

Other EAJS2023 pages

Conference Timeline

24 Oct - 22 Dec 2022
Call for papers and panels
Early March 2023
Proposers receive results of their submissions
End of March 2023
Papers and panels timetabled
15 May - 26 June 2023
Early Bird registration opens
17 - 20 Aug 2023
Conference takes place