Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies 2022


Monday, June 6, 2022 (All day)

The Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies is accepting submissions for the 2022 Noma-Reischauer Prizes in Japanese Studies. The deadline for submission is June 6, 2022 by 5 PM EST.

Prizes will be awarded annually for the best essays on Japan-related topics written by Harvard University students:

  • one prize of $1,500 for the best essay by a graduate student, and
  • one prize of $1,000 for the best undergraduate essay

ELIGIBILITY: Essays must have been written during the current academic year and be submitted to the Reischauer Institute by Monday, June 6, 2022 at 5 PM EST. The essays may be of any length. Accepted submissions include course or seminar papers, B.A. and M.A. theses, essays written specifically for the competition, and chapters from doctoral dissertation projects. Full dissertations, however, will not be considered. The essay must be in English. Essay submissions should be for work completed at Harvard; previously published materials are not eligible. One entry per student is allowed per year. Awards are announced in September. Full prize description and the application process, which includes a required cover sheet and abstract along with the essay submission for Harvard undergraduate and graduate students, can be found below:

Undergraduate Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies

Graduate Noma-Reischauer Prize in Japanese Studies

RIJS Grants and Fellowships webpage