113 Fellowships for Foreign Scholars at Japan Foundation in Japan, 2017

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st December 2016.

The Japan Foundation is inviting applications for fellowships in the field of Japanese studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan with the aim of supporting them and promoting Japanese studies overseas. Fellowships are open to foreign scholars and researchers.

japan-foundationIn order to promote Japanese Studies overseas, this program provides support to outstanding foreign scholars in Japanese Studies by providing them with the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

Applicants must have advanced proficiency in either Japanese or English to research and communicate.

Course Level: Fellowships are awarded to conduct research in Japan.

Study Subject: Fellowships are available in the field of Japanese studies.

Scholarship Award:

(1) Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term), Doctoral Candidates

Benefits provided once

  • Airfare: Round-trip discount economy class airfare (most direct and economical route)
  • Settling-in Allowance: JPY 250,000 (see Note 2)
  • 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 (see Note 4)
  • Enrollment Fees: Actual amount, up to JPY 50,000
  • Research Allowance: Actual amount, up to JPY 40,000 (see Note 5)

(2) Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term)

  • Per-Diem and Accommodation: JPY 17,000/day
  • Airfare: Round-trip discount economy class airfare (most direct and economical route)
  • Insurance: Overseas traveller’s insurance policy

Note: Grantees already in Japan before the commencement of the fellowship will receive only a one-way ticket to their home countries.

Scholarship can be taken in the Japan

Eligibility:

(1) Fields of Research: Humanities and Social Sciences

(2) 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.

(3) 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.

(4) Previous Recipients of Japan Foundation Fellowships

  • Previous recipients of the Japan Foundation fellowships, such as the Japanese Studies Fellowships, Abe Fellowships, etc., are eligible to reapply only if, on April 1, 2017, a full three years have elapsed since the termination of their most recent fellowships.
  • Previous Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) Fellows are eligible to reapply only if, on April 1, 2017, one full year has elapsed since the termination of their most recent fellowships.
  • Applicants who have received Japan Foundation fellowships twice or more in the past will be given lower priority.

(5) Other Necessary Conditions

  • Applicants must be in good health.
  • Applicants must be proficient in either Japanese or English.
  • Applicants must secure all affiliation arrangements by the application deadline (excluding Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term) fellowship).
  • In principle, applicants must be able to stay continuously in Japan for the term of the fellowship.

Nationality: Foreign scholars and researchers can apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

English Language Requirement: Applicants must have advanced proficiency in either Japanese or English to research and communicate.

How to Apply:

(1) Types of application forms and where you can obtain them

  • Applicants who have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency: Applications must be submitted on-line. Note: Those who do not reside in the U.S. (including residents in Japan) are included. However, applicants who hold U.S. citizenship and permanent resident status in another country in which they are residing (except for Japan) should use application forms.
  • Others: Applications can be downloaded from the website of the Japan Foundation.

(2) Submission of application forms and the deadline

  • Applicants who hold U.S. citizenship or permanent residency:
  • Applications must be submitted on-line no later than November 1, 2016.
  • Others:

Applicants with nationality or permanent residency in the country in which they reside (except for Japan): Submit their application (original and one photocopy) to the nearest Japan Foundation Office or Japanese diplomatic mission no later than December 1, 2016.

Applicants residing in countries in which they hold neither nationality nor permanent residency (including residents in Japan): Submit their applications to the Japan Foundation Headquarters in Tokyo, no later than December 1, 2016.

Notes: Taiwanese applicants (including a permanent resident of Taiwan) who reside in Taiwan should submit an application form to the Taipei office of the Interchange Association, Japan. In either case, applications sent by E-mail will not be accepted.

Application Form

Scholarship Link

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