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.
The fellowship aims to open a path to peace and prosperity on the basis of mutual understanding by bringing together active young research workers of outstanding character to Japan. By deepening their understanding of Japan, and establishing links of trust and friendship, the Foundation seeks to make a real contribution to permanent peace throughout the world.
The following financial supports are provided to the successful applicants:
Allowance for research and stay
Start-up Fund upon arrival
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)
Eligible Regions: Open for All
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.
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
*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.