Japan Foundation Japanese Studies Fellowship Program
This program provides preeminent foreign scholars and researchers in the field of Japanese Studies with opportunities to conduct research in Japan, with the aim of supporting them and promoting Japanese Studies overseas. Experts in the fields of natural science, medical science, and engineering are excluded. There are three subcategories as follows.
(1) All of the following criteria must be met:
a) Applicant must be a national/permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
＊Taiwanese applicants are eligible to apply for "Scholars and Researchers (Long-Term)" or "Doctoral Candidates."
b) Previous recipients of a Japan Foundation fellowship (not only the Japanese Studies Fellowship but also all the other fellowships by the Japan Foundation) are eligible to reapply only if, on April 1, 2018, a full three years has elapsed since completing their most recent fellowships. However, previous "Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term)" fellows are eligible to reapply only if, on April 1, 2018, one full year has elapsed since completing their most recent fellowship.
c) Applicants who have been in Japan continuously for more than a year dating back from April 1, 2018, are excluded.
d) Applicants must have advanced proficiency in either Japanese or English to research and communicate.
e) At the time of submitting an application, an advisor (to provide guidance) must be secured (except for "Scholars and Researchers (Short-Term)").
(2) The following individuals are not eligible to apply:
a) Students undertaking a Masters course as well as undergraduates.
b) Individuals undertaking basic training in the Japanese language, technical skills and development of Japanese-language teaching materials, as well as training in the fields of art and traditional culture (e.g., tea ceremony, flower arrangement, etc.).
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