2020 Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowship in Japan

Deadline: July 31, 2019.

Matsumae International Foundation Fully Funded Research Fellowship Program 2020 in Japan is now open. Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents:

  • Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from the host institutions in Japan
  • Applicants must hold a PH.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications
  • Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when documents are submitted
  • Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages
  • Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan (Except for short-term stay. E.g. sightseeing, conferences)
  • Applicants should be in employment in their home countries, and must return to their countries upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure
  • Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)

 

BENEFITS

The following financial supports are provided to the successful applicants:

  • Allowance for research and stay
  • Insurance
  • Air Transportation
  • Start-up Fund upon arrival

 

APPLICATION

  • Application form
  • The research project
  • A reprint of the most significant publication by the applicant
  • Personal history (Curriculum Vitae)
  • A letter of recommendation by the applicant’s employer, printed out on the home institution’s letter head
  • Certified copies for all the academic certificates/diplomas (for Ph.D., MA/MS/MD, BA/BS) issued by the relevant institutions
  • A letter of invitation signed by the professor/scholar-in-charge at the host institution, printed out on the host institution’s letter head

Please send the documents to the following mailing address:

  • The Matsumae International Foundation
    4-4-46, Kamiogi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo, 167-0043 JAPAN
    Tel: +81-3-3301-7600

 

OFFICIAL LINK

 

Click here to apply

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