Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowships 2016, Japan

Publish Date: Jul 28, 2015

Deadline: Oct 30, 2015

What is the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship?

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.

Eligible research

Japanese language and Japanese language education researchJapanese literature and Japanese culture research

Eligible researchers

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.


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.

Affiliated with a higher education or research institution (including postdoctoral scholars and adjunct professors), or have equivalent research and educational backgroundHave sufficient Japanese language proficiency to be able to conduct research and interact in JapaneseNon-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 residenceAble 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.

Fellowship content

Invited fellows will have their airfares, living and research expenses, housing and other expenses necessary for conducting research in Japan covered.Long-term (12-month) and short-term (6-month) fellowships are available.Around 15 fellows will be invited each year.

Receiving organizations

Invited research fellows will conduct their research with the cooperation of one of the following receiving organizations:International Research Center for Japanese StudiesKyoto UniversityNational Institute for Japanese Language and LinguisticsOchanomizu UniversityRitsumeikan UniversityTokyo University of Foreign StudiesWaseda University

Judging panel

Masahiro Ijima
Masaru Inoue (Chair)
Kaoru Koyanagi
Yukari Tanaka
Reiko Yamanaka

Professor, The University of Tokyo
Professor, Reitaku University
Professor, Sophia University
Professor, Nihon University
Director Professor, Noh Theatre Research Institute, Hosei University

For applicants

Application procedure

  1. Obtain Application Guide, Application Form and Letter of Recommendation. (Downloadable below)
  2. Fill in the Application Form
  3. Have the person recommending you for the Fellowship fill in the Letter of Recommendation
  4. Prepare Japanese translation of the Letter of Recommendation (if written in a language other than Japanese)
  5. Send the above documents to the designated address by mail

* Refer to the Application Guide for full details

Download forms

* Documents for the 11th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship (2016)
* Registration deadline: Must arrive by Oct 30, 2015 (Only mailed applications will be considered)

Document name  
Application Guide (3.2MB)  
Application Form (1.5MB) (48KB)
Letter of Recommendation (48KB) (20KB)

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