The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) was first introduced in 1993. It is funded by the Government of Japan, administered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and conducted at various graduate schools in Japan. Its objective is to contribute to institutional capacity building in economic policymaking to promote the sustainable growth of emerging and developing economies in Asia and the Pacific. By training future macroeconomic managers in these countries, the JISPA aims to enable them to better formulate sound economic and financial stability policies needed for sustainable growth and development.
Scholarship awards are made on the basis of the candidate’s academic record and work background, mathematical and statistics skills, English language proficiency, and potential for contributing to the macroeconomic and financial management and economic development of their country.
The Society of Civil War Historians solicits nominations for the Tom Watson Brown Book Award for books published in 2010. The $50,000 prize is awarded annually to the author of the outstanding book on the causes, conduct, and effects, broadly defined, of the Civil War. All genres of scholarship within the field are eligible, including, but not exclusive to, monographs, synthetic works presenting original interpretations, and biographies. Works of fiction, poetry, and textbooks will not be considered. Jurors will consider nominated works’ scholarly and literary merit as well as the extent to which they make original contributions to our understanding of the period.
Stephen V. Ash, Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, will chair the prize jury. The other members are Carol Reardon, George Winfree Professor of American History at the Pennsylvania State University, and Stephen Berry, Associate Professor of History at the University of Georgia. Tad Brown, President of the Watson-Brown Foundation, will serve as a non-voting member of the jury.
The Yayori Award focuses on women activists, journalists, and artists who work at the grassroots level with socially marginalized peoples in order to create a 21st century free from war and discrimination against women. Younger activists are especially encouraged to apply so that the Yayori Award can support future leaders.
We will select an individual or a group from mainly the Asian region and offer an award certificate and a prize amount of 500,000 yen.
In principle, for winners of the Yayori Award from overseas, the Women’s Fund for Peace and Human Rights will cover only transportation and accommodation expenses to attend the presentation ceremony in Tokyo.