The Pacific Basin Research Center provides various opportunities and resources for Soka students including direct support and prizes, as well as academic support.

Opportunities

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Junior Scholars Program

Created in 2014, the PBRC Junior Scholars Program supports SUA students whose research interests reflect those of the PBRC.

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Summer Grants

The PBRC offers annual summer grants to support students in a wide range of activities.

Student writing.

Essay Contest

You may submit original essays written for classes that explore subjects that relate to the center’s mission.

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Photo Contest

The PBRC gives students opportunities to submit photos of the Pacific Basin region to be used by the center.

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PBRC Research Assistants

Each semester the PBRC typically employs a research assistant to help with any projects and events conducted by the center.

  • PBRC Website Redevelopment --assisted the creation of new content
  • Organization for the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies 2018—developed a list of contacts and helped publicize the event
  • Internal migration research project
  • Organization for the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies 2018—supported logistical planning and registration
  • Organization for the Western Conference of the Association for Asian Studies  2018—supported logistical planning and registration
  • PBRC Website Redevelopment—assisted the creation of initial content
  • Internal migration research project
    • East Asian investment in Latin America research project
    • Internal migration research project

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