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The Toshizo Watanabe Foundation Donates $10 Million to the IUC

IUC received a $10 million endowment gift from the Toshizo Watanabe Foundation. The donation represents the largest in the 54-year history of the IUC, and establishes the Toshizo Watanabe Fellows Program, providing scholarships for IUC students.

Expanded Nippon Foundation Fellows Program Continues!

The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program will once again accept applications from PhD/MA/MS/MBA/JD scholars for the 2019-20 academic year.


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Upcoming at IUC

The Toshizo Watanabe Symposium: Celebrating the World through Japanese Art

October 20, 2018
12pm-1:45pm Alumni Luncheon
2pm-5pm Symposium
5pm-7pm Reception

Nippon Foundation Fellows Program Application Deadline

Deadline: December 14, 2018

10-Month Program Application Deadline

Deadline: January 11, 2019