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Funding for Individual Research (with Residential Requirements)

Japan Foundation – Abe Fellowship

Amount:

  • Varies widely, depending on the details of the research plan and on whether the award includes salary replacement

Deadline: September 1 annually

Requirements:

Citizenship: citizens of the United States and Japan as well as nationals of other countries who have strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States
General:
proposals for policy-relevant research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to selected themes

Eligibility:

  • Open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.
  • Applicants must hold a PhD or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience at the time of application.
  • Projects proposing to address key policy issues or seeking to develop a concrete policy proposal must reflect nonpartisan positions.
  • Candidates should propose to spend at least one third of the fellowship tenure in residence abroad in Japan or the United States.

Details:

  • Applicants are invited to submit proposals for policy-relevant research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the four themes, which include 1) Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security; 2) Growth and Sustainable Development; 3) Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations; 4) Governance, Empowerment, and Participation.
  • The fellowship is intended to support an individual researcher, regardless of whether that individual is working alone or in collaboration with others.
  • The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period.

Link:

https://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/abe-fellowship/

Japan Foundation – Japanese Studies Fellowship Program (Long-Term)

Amount:

  • Stipend and other allowances
  • Round-trip airfare

Deadline: December 1, 2017 (U.S. applicants: November 1, 2017)

Requirements:

Citizenship: citizens or permanent residents of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (including Taiwan)
General:
research related to Japan in the humanities and social sciences

Eligibility:

  • Scholars and researchers conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Applicant must be a national/permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (including Taiwan).
  • Applicants who have been in Japan continuously for more than a year dating back from April 1, 2018, are excluded.
  • Applicants must have advanced proficiency in either Japanese or English to research and communicate.
  • At the time of submitting an application, an advisor (to provide guidance) must be secured.

Details:

  • This program provides preeminent foreign scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan, with the aim of supporting them and promoting Japanese Studies overseas.
  • The duration is 2 to 12 months.

Link:

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/intel.html

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/dl/intel/pdf/pg_RJS-FW_e.pdf

Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

Amount:

  • Monthly living and research expense of 350,000 JPY (4,000 CAD, amounts to 48,000 CAD/year)
  • Monthly housing subsidy of up to 150,000 JPY (1,700 CAD, amounts to 20,400 CAD/year)
  • Relocation allowance of 350,000 JPY (4,000 CAD)
  • Airfares
  • Insurance

Deadline: October 31, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
work in the field of Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture

Eligibility:

  • Must work in the field of Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture.
  • Must be affiliated with a higher education or research institution (including postdoctoral scholars' adjunct in Japanese and part-time lecturers).
  • Must be a scholar or researcher with a doctoral degree.
  • Must have sufficient Japanese language proficiency to be able to conduct research in Japanese.

Details:

  • The Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research.
  • Long-term (12-month) and short-term (6-month) fellowships are available.
  • Invited fellows will conduct their research with the cooperation of one of the selected receiving organizations.
  • The fellow must be able to stay continuously in Japan for the duration of the Fellowship period and participate in research reporting sessions arranged by the Foundation.

Link:

http://www.hakuhofoundation.or.jp/english/program/tabid/196/Default.aspx

http://www.hakuhofoundation.or.jp/Portals/0/images/pdf/Application_Guide_13th0609.pdf

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – JSPS Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Long-Term)

Amount:

  • Monthly maintenance allowance of 387,600 JPY (4,370 CAD, which amounts to 52,440 CAD/year)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Overseas travel insurance

Deadline: September 1, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: citizens or permanent residents of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (including Taiwan and Palestine)
General:
Application is submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan

Eligibility:

  • Must be a citizen or a permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner). Researchers of Japanese nationality residing overseas must have lived in the other country for at least 10 years and been actively engaged in research in that country throughout the period.
  • Must either be in a position equivalent to a university professor, associate professor or assistant professor in Japan as of 1 April 2018, OR receive their doctorate degree prior to six years or more as of 1 April 2018 and are continuing to do research in a university or non-profit research institution.

Details:

  • The purpose is to invite overseas researchers with excellent records of research achievements to collaborate with Japanese colleagues in carrying out research through long-term visits.
  • Tenure is 2 to 10 months.
  • Application is submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan on behalf of applicant.
  • A research support allowance is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.

Link:

http://jspsusa.org/wp/fellowship/#long

https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-inv/30/data/h30_youkou_e.pdf

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – JSPS Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short-Term S)

Amount:

  • Daily Maintenance allowance of 42,000 JPY (470 CAD, which amounts to 14,100 CAD/month)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Overseas travel insurance

Deadline: April 23 – 27, 2018

Requirements:

Citizenship: citizens or permanent residents of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (including Taiwan and Palestine)
General:
currently occupy a leading position in their subject field; application submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan

Eligibility:

  • Must be a citizen or a permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner). Researchers of Japanese nationality residing overseas must have lived in the other country for at least 10 years and been actively engaged in research in that country throughout the period.
  • Overseas researchers who are Nobel laureates or recipients of similarly high-level international prizes with exceptionally outstanding records of research achievements and who currently occupy a leading position in their subject field.

Details:

  • The purpose is to invite overseas researchers with distinguished records of research achievements to Japan for purposes corresponding to those records, and to provide them opportunities to offer advice and cooperate in research activities throughout the host institution and also to give lectures or conduct other activities at other Japanese research institutions.
  • Tenure is 7 to 30 days.
  • Application is submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan on behalf of applicant.
  • A research support allowance is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.

Link:

http://jspsusa.org/wp/fellowship/#short3

https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-inv/30/data/h30_youkou_e.pdf

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) – JSPS Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short-Term)

Amount:

  • Daily Maintenance allowance of 18,000 JPY (200 CAD, 6,000 CAD/month)
  • Round trip airfare
  • Overseas travel insurance

Deadline: April 23 – 27, 2018

Requirements:

Citizenship: citizens or permanent residents of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (including Taiwan and Palestine)
General:
in a position equivalent to university professor or associate professor; application submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan

Eligibility:

  • Must be a citizen or a permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner). Researchers of Japanese nationality residing overseas must have lived in the other country for at least 10 years and been actively engaged in research in that country throughout the period.
  • Overseas researchers in a position equivalent to a university professor or associate professor in Japan as of 1 April 2018.

Details:

  • The purpose is to invite overseas researchers with excellent records of research achievements for short-term visits to Japan and provide them opportunities for discussions, opinion exchanges, lectures and other activities.
  • Tenure is 14 to 60 days.
  • Application is submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan on behalf of applicant.
  • A research support allowance is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.

Link:

http://jspsusa.org/wp/fellowship/#short2

https://www.jsps.go.jp/j-inv/30/data/h30_youkou_e.pdf

Japan Foundation – Japanese Studies Fellowship Program (Short-Term)

Amount:

  • Stipend and other allowances
  • Round-trip airfare

Deadline: December 1, 2017 (U.S. applicants: November 1, 2017)

Requirements:

Citizenship: citizens or permanent residents of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
General:
research related to Japan (comparative research included) in the humanities and social sciences

Eligibility:

  • Scholars and researchers conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Applicant must be a national/permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (not including Taiwan).
  • Applicants who have been in Japan continuously for more than a year dating back from April 1, 2018, are excluded.
  • Applicants must have advanced proficiency in either Japanese or English to research and communicate.
  • At the time of submitting an application, an advisor (to provide guidance) must be secured.

Details:

  • This program provides preeminent foreign scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan, with the aim of supporting them and promoting Japanese Studies overseas.
  • The duration is 21 to 59 days.

Link:

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/intel.html

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/dl/intel/pdf/pg_RJS-FW_e.pdf

Funding for Individual Research (without Residential Requirements)

Sumitomo Foundation – Grant for Japan-related Research Projects

Amount: The grant budget is 50 million JPY (564,380 CAD) in total, with approx. 80 projects to be selected.

Deadline: September 1 to October 31, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: citizens of Southeast or East Asian (non Japanese) nationality
General:
work in social sciences or humanities that is related to Japan

Eligibility:

  • Eligible Projects are any research project to be carried out by individual or a group in the field of the social sciences or humanities that is related to Japan.
  • Researcher shall be of Southeast or East Asian (non Japanese) nationality, living outside Japan. Awarded researcher must conduct the proposed research by himself or herself.

Details:

  • The program aims at enhancing mutual understanding between Asian countries and Japan through promoting research projects in the field of the social sciences or humanities that are related to Japan.
  • The grant period is one year, but can be extended by another one year maximum upon request.

Link:

http://www.sumitomo.or.jp/e/Jare/japanrela.htm

Sumitomo Foundation – Grants for Projects for the Protection, Preservation, and Restoration of Cultural Properties outside Japan

Amount: The grant budget is 35 million JPY (395,000 CAD) in total, with approx. 15 projects to be selected.

Deadline: October 1 to November 30, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
Applicants should be researcher(s) who will actually conduct preliminary surveys.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants shall be the owner(s) or administrator(s) of the cultural properties, or researcher(s) who will actually conduct preliminary surveys.
  • Applicants cannot be (i) profit-making corporations, or (ii) individuals who own cultural properties for profit or whose cultural properties are for private use only.

Details:

  • This program is offered so that cultural properties outside Japan, the common heritage of the human, can be handed down to future generations.
  • Eligible projects include (1) projects for the protection, preservation, and restoration of cultural properties (i.e. fine arts or historical monuments) outside Japan, which are tangible, old, and artistically or academically valuable, and ought to be handed down to future generations; and (2) preliminary surveys immediately linked up with the projects mentioned above.

Link:

http://www.sumitomo.or.jp/e/kaigai/outside.htm

Japan Foundation – Grant Program for Japanese Studies Projects

Amount:

  • Travel costs
  • Daily allowances and accommodation fees
  • Honoraria for lecturers, collaborators interpreters, etc.
  • Other expenses (for venues, equipment, materials, public relations, etc.)

Deadline: December 1, 2017 (U.S. applicants: November 1, 2017)

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
implementing Japanese studies activities

Eligibility:

  • Overseas non-profit organizations such as academic institutions from university level upwards or research institutions that are implementing Japanese studies activities.

Details:

  • Projects must fall into any of the following four categories: (1) Research or conference on Japan; study or training in Japan; or publication that promotes and contributes to the development of Japanese studies; (2) Inviting scholars or researchers from Japan or third countries to deliver lectures on Japan; (3) Purchase of books and materials on Japanese studies; (4) Other relevant projects which would further promote and expand the horizon of Japanese studies.

Link:

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/intel.html

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/dl/intel/pdf/pg_RSJ-KP_e.pdf

Funding for Collaborative Research

Sumitomo Foundation – Grant for Japan-related Research Projects

Amount: The grant budget is 50 million JPY (564,380 CAD) in total, with approx. 80 projects to be selected.

Deadline: September 1 to October 31, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: citizens of Southeast or East Asian (non Japanese) nationality
General:
work in social sciences or humanities that is related to Japan

Eligibility:

  • Eligible Projects are any research project to be carried out by individual or a group in the field of the social sciences or humanities that is related to Japan.
  • Researcher shall be of Southeast or East Asian (non Japanese) nationality, living outside Japan. Awarded researcher must conduct the proposed research by himself or herself.

Details:

  • The program aims at enhancing mutual understanding between Asian countries and Japan through promoting research projects in the field of the social sciences or humanities that are related to Japan.
  • The grant period is one year, but can be extended by another one year maximum upon request.

Link:

http://www.sumitomo.or.jp/e/Jare/japanrela.htm

Funding for Workshops/Conferences

Japan Foundation – Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences

Amount:

  • Travel costs
  • Daily allowances and accommodation fees
  • Honoraria for lecturers, collaborators interpreters, etc.
  • Other expenses (for venues, equipment, materials, public relations, etc.)

Deadline: December 1, 2017

Requirements:

Citizenship: non-profit organizations in Japan or overseas (excluding the 10 ASEAN countries and the US)
General:
Participants from Japan must play a significant role in the dialogues.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be non-profit organizations in Japan or overseas (excluding the 10 ASEAN countries and the US).
  • Eligible projects include international intellectual collaborative dialogues such as international conferences, symposia, seminars, and workshops, where the themes address to challenges that concern both Japan and other countries, and participants from Japan must play a significant role in the dialogues.

Details:

  • This program provides grants to partially cover the expenses for implementing international intellectual collaborative projects, such as international conferences; The program is designed to deepen mutual understanding and establish closer relations between Japan and other countries while promoting global intellectual exchange.
  • Projects must be implemented and completed between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019.

Link:

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/intel.html

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/dl/intel/pdf/pg_RIE-RC_e.pdf

Japan Foundation – Grant Program for Japanese Studies Projects

Amount:

  • Travel costs
  • Daily allowances and accommodation fees
  • Honoraria for lecturers, collaborators interpreters, etc.
  • Other expenses (for venues, equipment, materials, public relations, etc.)

Deadline: December 1, 2017 (U.S. applicants: November 1, 2017)

Requirements:

Citizenship: Open
General:
implementing Japanese studies activities

Eligibility:

  • Overseas non-profit organizations such as academic institutions from university level upwards or research institutions that are implementing Japanese studies activities.

Details:

  • Projects must fall into any of the following four categories: (1) Research or conference on Japan; study or training in Japan; or publication that promotes and contributes to the development of Japanese studies; (2) Inviting scholars or researchers from Japan or third countries to deliver lectures on Japan; (3) Purchase of books and materials on Japanese studies; (4) Other relevant projects which would further promote and expand the horizon of Japanese studies.

Link:

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/intel.html

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/program/dl/intel/pdf/pg_RSJ-KP_e.pdf