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The New Voices Scholar program is an initiative to support NVJS authors in taking their work off the page and out into academic fora.


The New Voices Scholar program assists authors who have recently published in NVJS to present related work at major local conferences. The program provides funding for conference attendance and also provides partial support for accommodation and travel. It is open to recent contributors to the journal on an application basis.

For 2017, the program’s target conference is the Japanese Studies Association of Australia (JSAA) conference, June 27-30 at the University of Wollongong.

Meet the 2017 New Voices Scholar>>


One of the key aims of NVJS is to support outstanding emerging researchers in building the skills and experience needed for an academic career.

As an NVJS initiative, The New Voices Scholar program aims to help outstanding authors create a profile for themselves and their work, forge professional networks and gain experience in academic contexts by presenting their research in person.

It is also hoped that the New Voices Scholar program will in turn raise the profile of the journal, thereby increasing the active readership of NVJS authors’ work.


New Voices Scholars receive:

  • Fully paid conference registration
  • Assistance with travel and/or accommodation expenses
  • Promotion through NVJS and The Japan Foundation, Sydney channels


New Voices Scholars agree to:

  • present on a topic related to their NVJS article
  • use the NVJS logo in their presentation
  • include a mention of NVJS in their presenter bio/abstract for the conference (if word limits allow)


Authors whose work was published in the most recent volume, or who have received confirmation from NVJS of intent to publish their work in the forthcoming volume are eligible to apply. For authors of articles submitted to the forthcoming volume, acceptance into the program is contingent upon final acceptance of the article.

All eligible authors will be contacted directly by NVJS and invited to apply. The call for applicants opens in or around early April.

Selection Criteria

Acceptance is based on:

  • the merit and quality of the author’s NVJS article
  • adherence to the main topic and analysis of the author’s NVJS article
  • the number of places available

The number of places available each year may vary depending on conference registration costs and other budget-related factors.


The New Voices Scholars for 2016 have been selected.

Authors who are eligible for the 2017 program will be contacted directly by NVJS when the next round of applications opens.


For further information, please contact the Series Editor at newvoices (AT)


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