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Research Fellowship Program 2019 (Matsumae International Foundation)

Deadline: 31 August 2018, 03:00 Colombian time.

Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.

Applicants of non-Japanese  nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents:

  1. Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from host institutions in Japan.
  2. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
  3. Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when documents are submitted.
  4. Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages.
  5. Applicants  should  not  have  past  or  current  experiences  of  staying  in  Japan.  (Except for short-term stay. E.g., sightseeing, conferences)
  6. Applicants  should  be  in  employment  in  their  home  countries,  and  must  return  to  their  countries  upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure.
  7. Applicants must be of sound health.

Fields of research such as natural science, engineering and medicine are considered with first priorities.

Applicants indicate the period of Fellowship with the length of stay needed for the Research Project between 3 to 6 months,  and  commencing  month  and  ending  month  between  April  2019  and  March 2020. (e.g. 5 months from June 2019 to October 2019).  MIF plans to invite about 20 researchers/scholars.

Applicants  are  free  to  select  host  institutions  (universities,  national  research  institutions  or  the  corresponding facilities  in  private  sector)  in  which  to  carry  out  their  research.  However,  applicants  are  reminded  that  they  are obliged  to  obtain  acceptance  from  such  host  institutions  prior  to  submitting  their  applications.  MIF  is  not  in  a position to give advice or recommendation to an applicant for a host institution in Japan.

The  following  financial  supports  are  provided  to  the  successful  applicants: Allowance for research and stay (¥220,000  per  month), Insurance, Air transportation, and Start-up fund upon arrival.

No support  to  his/her  family  or dependents is available. Fellowships are provided to successful applicants only, and intended for necessary living expenses and research activities in Japan. Under no circumstances, this fellowship is transferable:

Deadline: 31 August 2018, 17:00 Japan Standard Time (03:00 Colombian time)

[Boletín SIUN 381, 1 de marzo de 2018]

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