Japan study grants

The Japan Study Grants Advisory Committee met in November 2014 and approved five grants. The Japan Study Grants fund travel and living costs in Canberra for up to four weeks to use the National Library's Japanese and Japan related collections. The successful applicants will take up their grants between Dec 2014 and September 2015. They and their study topics are: (in the order of dates of taking up grants )


 Mr Gwyn McClelland, Melbourne'Dangerous memory' in Urakami and Nagasaki'

Dr Barbara Hartley, Hobart'Imagining the Continent: Representations of the Asian Mainland in Shôwa Era Japanese Cultural Production in Showa Japan '

Mr Darren Swanson,  Sydney'Athletecism, Freemasonry and Clubbability: Expatriate Social Networks in Kobe '

Dr Alison Broinowski, Sydney'Counter-culture: Norman Sparnon and the power of flowers '

Prof Sandra Wilson, Perth'Japanese War Crimes, 1941-1945 '

Applications for 2015/2016 will open 1 July 2015 and closed on 30 September 2015. No late applications will be considered. Application results will be notified by mid November 2015. Successful applicants can take up grants during December  2015 to September 2016.