The application deadline is October 30, 2015.
Hakuho Foundation is offering residential research fellowships for international researchers at the one of the participating organizations in Japan. International researchers working in the fields of Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture, university professors, associate professors and assistant professors who have outstanding research results that have future potential, and other persons with equivalent research backgrounds, are eligible to apply. A total of around 15 fellows are invited per year. The application deadline is October 30, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for Japanese language and Japanese language education research and Japanese literature and Japanese culture research.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to conduct residential research at the one of the following receiving organizations: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto University, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Ochanomizu University, Ritsumeikan University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Waseda University.
Scholarship Provider: Hakuho Foundation, Japan
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
Eligibility: International researchers working in the fields of Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture who reside outside Japan and meet all of the criteria below. University professors, associate professors and assistant professors who have outstanding research results that have future potential, and other persons with equivalent research backgrounds, are eligible to apply.
-Affiliated with a higher education or research institution (including postdoctoral scholars and adjunct professors), or have equivalent research and educational background
-Have sufficient Japanese language proficiency to be able to conduct research and interact in Japanese
-Non-Japanese national residing outside Japan or Japanese national who has resided outside Japan for 10 years or more and been active in the academic community, etc. of their country of residence
-Able to stay in Japan continuously for the duration of the Fellowship period Note: Those who have previously received support from another institution for residential research in Japan may also apply
Scholarship Open for International Students: International (non-Japanese) researchers can apply for these research fellowships.
Scholarship Description: With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening international understanding of Japan through researchers’ activities, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research.
Duration of award(s): Long-term fellowships are available for 12-month (September 1, 2016–August 31, 2017) and short-term fellowships are awarded for 6-month (Round 1: September 1, 2016–February 28, 2017; Round 2: March 1, 2017–August 31, 2017).
What does it cover?
-Airfares: Return economy class air tickets
-Relocation allowance: 300,000 yen
-Residential research expenses: 300,000 yen per month
-Housing subsidy: up to 150,000 yen per month
-International travelers’ illness and injury insurance
-In addition, Hakuho Foundation will pay the receiving organization a hosting cooperation fees for use of facilities, etc. by the Fellow.
Selection Criteria: The following points will be given weight in the selection process:
-Whether the proposal research has clear objectives and an appropriate research topic, and whether the pursuit of the research at the receiving organization is appropriate
-Whether the research plan is concrete and worthwhile, and whether its objectives are likely to be able to be met within the time frame of the fellowship period
-Whether the research has achieved outstanding results in research into the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture, can be expected to contribute to the deepening and advancement of research in that field
– Whether the proposal research can be expected to yield advanced and unique results by being conducted residentially in Japan
-Whether the proposal research can be expected to strengthen and develop the fundamentals Japanese language education and understanding of Japan in other countries, andact as a bridge with Japan
Notification: Applicants will be notified in early March 2016.
How to Apply: Application Procedure:
-Obtain Application Guide, Application Form and Letter of Recommendation.
-Have the person recommending you for the Fellowship fill in the Letter of Recommendation
-Prepare Japanese translation of the Letter of Recommendation (if written in a language other than Japanese)
-Send the above documents to the designated address by mail
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 30, 2015.