International Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture 2017-18, Japan

Publish Date: Jan 09, 2017

Deadline: Feb 15, 2017

Call for Applicants

The Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture is happy to announce the third fellowship for one post-doctoral student who has received a PhD from a university outside of Japan in the field of religious studies with a focus on some aspect of religion in Japan. The fellowship is supported by a Nanzan University program for the promotion of global exchanges.


Period of the fellowship: 1 September 2017–31 March 2018 (7 months)

Number of recipients: 1

  • The fellow will receive a round-trip airplane ticket between the international airport closest to the applicant’s current address and the Central Japan International Airport (Centrair).
  • The fellow will receive a stipend of 200,000 JPY per month during the period mentioned above.
  • The fellow is expected to concentrate 60% of his or her work on post-doctoral research, for which a private office will be provided in the Nanzan Institute building.
  • The fellow is expected to spend the other 40% on research activities of the Nanzan Institute, such as assisting editorial work for the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies and participating in research projects and meetings at the Institute.
  • The fellow may apply for room and board at the Paulus Heim, located near the Institute.


Applicants should send the following documents by e-mail attachment no later than 15 February 2017 to and

  • Full CV/resume, including list of publications
  • Research statement explaining the theme and content of your proposed research during your stay in Japan (about 4 pages)
  • Two letters of recommendation The successful recipient will be notified by 31 March 2017.

For further information or questions, please contact Paul Swanson at

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