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Visiting Scholar Program

Visiting Scholar Program and
Faculty Led May Term Overview


The Japan Center for Michigan Universities (JCMU) offers two programs for visiting faculty to teach at JCMU on a short term basis: the Visiting Scholar Program and May Short Program.

Visiting Scholar Program and May Short Program proposals must be received by the JCMU office at MSU no later than June 1 of the academic year prior to the proposed JCMU experience (for example a proposal for fall or spring/winter of the 2013/2014 academic year is due by June 1, 2012).


Visiting scholars and May short program leaders must be distinguished in their fields with a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree or completed all the necessary requirements for a Ph.D. except for the dissertation (ABD status). Preference is given to scholars with a research interest and background in Japanese studies who are faculty of one of the 15 JCMU member universities. Faculty from all institutions are welcome to apply.

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Professor Douglas Sjoquist and the JCMU May Religions Program