Hosei International Fund (HIF) Foreign Scholars Fellowship in Japan – 2016/2017

Hosei International Fund (HIF) Foreign Scholars Fellowship in Japan - 2016/2017

Hosei International Fund (HIF) Foreign Scholars Fellowship in Japan – 2016/2017

Applications are invited for HIF International Fellowship to carry out non-degree research programs at Hosei University under the direction of and/or in cooperation with Hosei faculty and researchers. Invitations are extended to young scholars from abroad who are, at the least, enrolled in a doctoral degree program. Fellowship is awarded for the duration of 6 to 12 months and each fellow will receive ¥300,000 each month.

Study Subject(s): Research areas include those studies in the humanities, social or natural sciences, or engineering as deemed acceptable by Hosei.
Course Level: Fellowship Program is available to carry out non-degree research programs at Hosei University.
Scholarship Provider: The Hosei International Fund (HIF)
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan

Eligibility: Applicant must:
-be foreign national (includes stateless person, foreign national currently residing in Japan)
-be presently enrolled in a doctoral degree program, hold a Doctorate, or its equivalent as recognized by the University
-have sufficient fluency in either Japanese or English
-be no more than 39 years of age as of April 1, 2016
-not have been a previous recipient of this fellowship

Scholarship Open for International Students: Foreign nationals are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

Scholarship Description: In 1980, Hosei University in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of its founding, established the Hosei International Fund (HIF) to advance international cooperation in academic research and scholarship. As one undertaking covered by this fund, academics may apply to the HIF Fellowship Program, also known as the Foreign Scholars Fellowship Program. Invitations are extended to young scholars from abroad who are, at the least, enrolled in a doctoral degree program to apply to the HIF Fellowship Program to carry out non-degree research programs at Hosei University under the direction of and/or in cooperation with Hosei faculty and researchers. It is expected that joint cooperation and coordination with Hosei faculty will contribute much to the development of the university’s research capabilities.

Number of award(s): Up to 2-3 fellowships are available (number of positions available may change according to period of candidates’ fellowship).

Duration of award(s): Fellowship is awarded for the duration of 6 to 12 months. The academic year begins in April and ends in March; however, HIF Fellows can begin their research either in April or October of 2016.

What does it cover?
-Fellowship Grant: an HIF Fellow can receive ¥300,000 each month.
-Travel Grant and Other Perquisites: an HIF Fellow can receive all or part of economy class transportation expenses for travel to and from Japan. The travel subsidy for round-trip travel is ¥300,000 maximum (or up to ¥150,000 for one way travel). To receive the inbound travel subsidy, the researcher must be living outside Japan; to receive the outbound subsidy a researcher must leave Japan within 30 days of completion of the research program; an HIF Fellow may receive assistance in his/her research from the research advisor, participate in lectures and seminars, and use other facilities of Hosei University and an HIF Fellow will be provided with shared office space, PC, and a Hosei University network ID.
-Housing: Hosei University will provide, upon request, a furnished apartment. However, the rent (approximately ¥100,000 per month) must be borne by the Fellow. (Note that rental expenses are subject to change)

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: The results will be sent out to all applicants on December 4, 2015.

How to Apply: Applications should be mailed.

Application Form

Scholarship Application Deadline: Application documents must reach the International Office of Hosei University by June 5, 2015.

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