Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships on Japanese Arts and Culture 2018, UK

Publish Date: Sep 28, 2017

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships

The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships, established in 2000 through generous funding from Lord Sainsbury of Turville, are designed to strengthen academic ties with Japanese studies programmes in Asia, Canada, Europe, Oceania and the USA. The Fellowships provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project.

The Institute is offering several Fellowships of either six months or one year, to scholars who have received a PhD in any area of Japanese culture, although preference will be given to applications focusing on the history of art, cultural heritage, archaeology or architecture.

The one-year Fellowship will commence in September 2018 and carries a value of £23,500.

For the six-month Fellowship, please state the preferred start date in your application. This may be subject to negotiation. The six-month Fellowship carries a value of £12,000.

The appointed fellows will be given shared office space in Norwich.

Previous Robert and Lisa Sainsbury fellows have contributed to the Third Thursday lectures at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. In London, they have contributed to the Japan Research Centre Seminar Series at SOAS. Fellows will also be encouraged to organise a workshop in Norwich towards the end of their stay.

Fellows are required to have a good level of spoken and written English.

Fellows are expected to live in Norwich during their appointment.

How to Apply

To submit an application for a Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowship, please fill in the application form below:

Once completed, the application form should be emailed to In addition to the application form, please enclose:
• Curriculum Vitae (please include the date your PhD is expected to be conferred, if not already conferred) and
• Sample of writing (for example a published article, or a core chapter of the PhD)

All application documents must be in English.

Receipt of applications by Sainsbury Institute will be acknowledged by email.

In addition, two letters of reference should be sent by email or mail to arrive by the application deadline. If sent by mail, they should be signed and sealed and sent directly by the referee to the Sainsbury Institute, 64 The Close, Norwich, NR1 4DH, UK. If they are sent by email, they should be emailed directly by the referee to the Sainsbury Institute.

The closing date for application for the 2018-19 Sainsbury Fellowship is 28 February 2018.

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