Through the generous support of the Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), the Chao Center for Asian Studies supports summer research projects conducted in Japan. The duration of stay in Japan should be between six and eight weeks. The maximum award amount is $5,000, and up to two awards will be made. Recipients are required to submit (i) a post-trip report by September 1 and (ii) a more comprehensive report of the project itself, upon completion, but no later than May 1 of the following year.
The MURA is open to all undergraduate students, in any major, not in their final semester. The project must be completed before the student graduates, and the research in Japan must constitute a major part of the entire project. While no Japanese language proficiency is required, preference is given to applicants with some Japanese language proficiency.
To apply, prepare the following items and click the link at the bottom of the page to complete the web-based application.