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External Award: Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program

November 08, 2016
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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.

Eligible Applicants

Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term): Scholars and researchers who, in principle, have achievements equal to a PhD. degree, who are conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) with methods in the humanities and social sciences.

Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term)Scholars and researchers who, in principle, have achievements equal to a PhD. degree, who are conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) with methods in the humanities and social sciences, whose projects require them to travel to Japan to carry out research, gather materials, etc. intensively over a short period of time.

Doctoral Candidates: PhD. candidates, who are conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) with methods in the humanities and social sciences, who, in principle, have completed (or will have completed by the beginning of the Fellowship) the necessary course work, and find it necessary to visit Japan to complete their dissertations. Priority will be given to applicants not older than 35 years of age as of the application deadline.

Nationality and Permanent Residency

  • Applicants must hold nationality (or permanent residency) in countries that have diplomatic relations with Japan. Note: Taiwanese applicants, including a permanent resident of Taiwan, are eligible to apply for “Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term)” or “Doctoral Candidates.”
  • A Japanese applicant who does not hold nationality (or permanent residency) in a country other than Japan is not eligible to even if they reside abroad.
  • An applicant holding nationality of a country not maintaining diplomatic relations with Japan is not eligible to apply, even if the applicant has permanent residency in a country with diplomatic relations with Japan.

Benefits

  • Airfare: Round-trip discount economy class airfare (most direct and economical route)
  • Settling-in Allowance: JPY 250,000
  • Departure Allowance: JPY 50,000
  • Insurance: Overseas traveller’s insurance policy

Monthly Benefits

  • Per Diem and Accommodation: Doctoral Candidates: JPY 310,000, Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term): JPY 430,000 or JPY 370,000
  • Dependent Allowance: JPY 50,000
  • Enrollment Fees: Actual amount, up to JPY 50,000
  • Research Allowance: Actual amount, up to JPY 40,000

The application deadline is December 1, 2016. For more details and to apply please see here.

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