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Call for Applications

The Pacific Basin Research Center (PBRC) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the PBRC Junior Scholars program 2018-19.  We intend to select 3-5 outstanding SUA undergraduate students whose interests mirror those of the PBRC, namely humanistic development in the Pacific Basin. The Junior Scholars program reflects the PBRC’s goal of deepening its ties to Soka students, whose energies and ideas can shape the direction of the Center.  Junior Scholar titles are subject to renewal each year. Beginning in 2018-19, Jr. Scholars will be eligible to apply for funding to attend conferences.

Benefits of Membership Include:

  • Access to PBRC facilities (including key access and personal study space in the PBRC)
  • A $300 research budget to order books and other materials for the PBRC
  • Opportunity to attend academic conferences in their field
  • A profile on our website
  • Invitation to participate in PBRC initiatives such as guest speaker visits and student summer grants
  • Involvement in research projects alongside the PBRC’s global research network

To apply, please send your resume and a brief (100 word) note of how your studies contribute to the PBRC’s core goals to Kayo Yoshikawa, the PBRC Program Coordinator (  Deadline is Friday, 19 October 2018.  If you have any questions, please contact Kayo or Prof. Shane Barter, the PBRC Director (

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