GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS FOR RESEARCH IN JAPAN
The KCC Japan Education Exchange Graduate Fellowships Program was established in 1996 to support qualified graduate students for research or study in Japan. The purpose of the fellowship is to support future American educators who will teach more effectively about Japan. One fellowship of $30,000 will be awarded. Applicants may affiliate with Kobe College (Kobe Jogakuin) for award year, if selected.
Completed applications and all supporting materials must be submitted to the KCC Japan Education Exchange email address: email@example.com no later than April 15th, 2017. For those documents that must be mailed, please send them to KCC Japan Education Exchange, 540 W Frontage Road, Suite 3335, Northfield, IL 60093.
Before sending the completed application form and supporting materials, an applicant should be certain that s/he meets all conditions for being a fellow. Applications that are not received by the deadline will not be considered. Only electronic application forms will be accepted. Transcripts or letters of recommendation may be sent by mail, however email submissions are preferable.
Fellowships are for one academic year, nonrenewable, and are intended to cover both academic and living expenses. Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $30,000. To be eligible, you must be a United States citizen at the time of application.
KCC Japan Education Exchange will award a graduate fellowship to a graduate student who has a record of teaching effectively about Japan, or who shows promise to do so in the future. There are no restrictions as to place of study or research in Japan, field of study, or age of the applicant. Preference will be given to applicants who have documented interest in Japanese studies, which could include (but not limited to) the arts, culture, education, language, history, journalism, or business. Preference will be given to applicants who provide written confirmation of their research or study site in Japan. Preference will also be given to applicants who have not yet conducted dissertation research in Japan. Applicants must have completed their qualifying examinations and advanced to candidacy; they must also demonstrate research level Japanese language competency.
Before sending the completed application form and supporting materials, an applicant should be certain that s/he meets all conditions for being a fellow. Applications that are not received by the deadline will not be eligible for consideration. Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
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