SJSF Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies

A call for applications for the Lectureship Grants and PhD Research Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies went out in the summer of 2018, open to Nordic universities and PhD students enrolled at Nordic universities. In November 2018, the SJSF Board approved the selection of the following nine Nordic universities or institutions for the Lectureship Grants, and three PhD candidates for the PhD Research Grants. The new lectureships are to be appointed during 2019.

SJSF Lectureship Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies 2019 – 2024


  • Aarhus University, Department of Global Studies
  • Copenhagen Business School, Department of International Economics, Government and Business
  • University of Copenhagen, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies


  • University of Helsinki, Department of Cultures
  • University of Turku, Centre for East Asian Studies


  • University of Iceland, Department of Asian Studies and Russian


  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Architecture and Technology
  • University of Bergen, Department of Foreign Languages


  • Stockholm School of Economics, The European Institute of Japanese Studies.

SJSF PhD Research Grants in Contemporary Japanese Studies 2019

  • Kristina Holst Kazuhara, Copenhagen Business School, doing fieldwork and data collection at Keio Business School, on her topic “Bicultural talent in global organizations: HR management in Denmark vs Japan”.
  • Wrenn Yennie Lindgren, Stockholm University and Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, doing research and data collection at Tama University on her topic “Elevating Japan-Norway Cooperation Spanning the Arctic, the Ocean and the SDGs”.
  • Oshie Nishimura-Sahi, University of Tampere, doing research at Kyoto University, Graduate School of Education, on her topic “The Japanese approach to Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR”.