Research Opportunities in Japan-The Japan Foundation Fellowship

For the purpose of promoting Japanese studies overseas, this program provides support to preeminent foreign scholars in Japanese studies to give them an opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

 1.Who can apply?

There are three types of categories.

[Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term)]

Scholars and researchers conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) in the humanities and social sciences.

Duration 2 to 12 months

[Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term)] Applicants Scholars and researchers conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) 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.

Duration 21 to 59 days

[Doctoral Candidates] Applicants Ph.D. candidates, conducting research related to Japan (comparative research included) in the humanities and social sciences, who, in principle, have completed (or will have completed by the beginning of the fellowship) the necessary coursework, and find it necessary to visit Japan to complete their dissertations.

Duration 4 to 12 months

2.How to Apply

It is part of the Japan Foundation Headquarters’ Programs, so please go to latest program guidelines and download applications. The deadline is once in a year, in December.

3.Past fellows

You can check who went to the fellowship from here.

http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/project/intel/study/fellowship/index.html#List_Fellows