The European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists (EAJRS) especially wishes to encourage the participation to its conference of resource specialists and young scholars from institutions with limited financial means or that have seldom or never attended an EAJRS conference. Therefore, with support from the Toshiba International Foundation, the organizers of the 34th EAJRS conference in Sofia would like to offer scholarships, which will include:

  • travel expenses to and from Sofia, up to a maximum of 300 euro
  • accommodation for the duration of the conference, up to a maximum of 150 euro per night

Librarians, curators, archivists and other resource specialists working in an institutions that offer courses in Japanese Studies and/or hold Japan-related materials, and young scholars who are conducting research on a topic dependent on Japan-related resource materials, are eligible. Preference will be given to applicants from European countries. Applicants will be required to give a presentation of 30 minutes (including Q&A) in person at the conference introducing either their institution and its collections, or their present research.

The deadline for scholarship applications is 31 May 2024.

The deadline for applications has passed

Please note:
We plan to organize a conference that can be attended both in person as well as online. We cannot predict what restrictions will be in place in September regarding travel and gatherings. We aim to have a safe conference and we will adhere strictly to all applicable measures.
Participation will be at your own risk. The organizers will not be liable or responsible in case of cancellation, change of format, or any complications participants may encounter.
We strongly advise all in-person participants to take out sufficient travel insurance.