The professional training grant funds participation in formal programs, organized courses, and workshops that offer training in specific skills essential to the student’s dissertation research or professional profile and not available at the University of Chicago. The grant is normally awarded for advanced language training (3rd year and beyond), kambun, classical Japanese, kuzushiji, and/or pedagogy. The Committee will also consider grant applications for accent reduction courses as a form of professional training, as well as workshops and courses that focus on specific skill-building that is crucial to a student’s overall course of study and professional development. Students must research and select the class or program they feel best fits their research needs. Sample programs include but are not limited to: Advanced Japanese at KCJSClassical Japanese at KCJSIUC Summer program; and IUC Summer Intensive Kambun program. Applicants must have been enrolled in Japanese language courses at UChicago during the preceding year.
Terms:  Fundable expenses include tuition, housing, and travel expenses (e.g., round trip economy class airfare, train passes, etc.).  Non-allowable expenses include meals, books, miscellaneous expenses, and other materials.

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