Research Fellowship Program 2020 in Japan Fully Funded

The Fuly Funded research fellowship program of the Matsumae International 2020 Foundation in Japan is now open.

On the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards a better understanding of Japan and a lasting world peace”, the MIF started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.

The aim of the scholarship is to open a path to peace and prosperity based on mutual understanding by bringing together outstanding young active researchers in Japan.

By deepening its understanding of Japan and establishing bonds of trust and friendship, the Foundation seeks to make a real contribution to permanent peace throughout the world.

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  • Country: Japan
  • Financial coverage: Fully Funded
  • Eligible Regions: everyone can apply
  • Deadline: July 31, 2019
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    Eligibility Criteria :

    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 have a PH.D. (Doctorate) or be recognized by the MIF for having equivalent academic qualifications
    • Applicants must be at least 49 years of age at the time the documents are submitted.
    • Applicants must have sufficient skills in the English or Japanese languages
    • Applicants must not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan (except for short stays, for example, sightseeing, conferences)
    • Applicants must be in employment in their countries of origin and must return to their countries at the end of their stay in the MIF.
    • Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)
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    Benefits :

    The following financial supports are provided to the selected candidates:

    • Subsidy for research and stay.
    • insurance
    • Air Transport
    • Start-up fund on arrival
      * For more information, download the PDF file “Announcement of scholarships” from the official link.

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    Application Process:

    Download and print out the Application Form in PDF-format or MS Word file from the apply link.

    All of the following documents should be in A4 size and must be type-written and be submitted all together in one package by postal mail. The documents are not to be bound into a book.

    • 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 letterhead
      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
    *Application must be submitted from the applicant’s home country. Those applications submitted electronically or via facsimile will be unacceptable. For details, please download the “Fellowship Announcement” PDF file from the official link.

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