2015 Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Research Fellowship Program for study in Japan (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: 31st of August 2015.

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.

Currently, MIF is receiving application for Research Fellowship Program until the 31st of August 2015.

Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
  • Applicants must be under 49 years old at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have sufficient conversational ability in English or Japanese to prevent insurmountable difficulties during their research activities in Japan.
  • Applicants should not have been in Japan in the past and/or in the present.
  • Applicants should have firm positions and professions in their home countries, and should return to their countries on completion of their fellowship stay by MIF.
  • Applicants must be of sound health and not physically handicapped in any way which would not prevent from carrying out research in Japan

Period & Number of Fellowships:

  • For a period of from three to six months; the number of fellowships is about 20 persons each year.
  • Applicants indicate the period of Fellowship with the length of stay needed for the Research Project  between 3 months to 6 months, and the commencing month and ending month between April 2016
    to March 2017. (e.g. 5 months from June 2016 to October 2017)

Host Institution In Japan:

  • Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)

Fellowship Details:

  • Stipend for research and stay, Insurance, Air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and Lump sum on arrival


Download and Fill Out the Application Form

For More Infomation:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Research Fellowship Program


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