The Fully-Funded MIF Research Fellowship Program 2022 Japan

Key details:
  • Host: MIF (Matsumae International Foundation)
  • Open to: All Nationals
  • Targets: Graduates
  • Deadline: 30th June, 2021

The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Research Fellowship Program is now accepting applications for its 2022 session.

About MIF Research Fellowship

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

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By bringing together active young research workers of exceptional character to Japan, the MIF Research fellowship aims to open a path to peace and prosperity based on mutual understanding. The Foundation aspires to make a genuine contribution to world peace by deepening their understanding of Japan and establishing trusting and friendly relationships.

MIF Research Fellowship Eligibility Criteria

Applicant of non-Japanese nationality who meets all the following eligibility requirements is invited to submit application documents.

  • Applicant must obtain Letter of Invitation from Host Institution in Japan.
  • Applicant must hold Ph.D. (Doctoral degree).
  • Applicant must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when application documents are submitted.
  • Applicant must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages.
  • Applicant should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (Except for short-term stay such as sightseeing and conferences)
  • Applicant must have an occupation in your home county, return there upon completion of your fellowship tenure and should contribute to development of your country.

NOTE: Applicant is free to choose a host institution (universities, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities in private sector) to carry out your research. You must obtain acceptance from a host institution prior to submitting your application.

MIF Research Fellowship Benefit

The following financial supports are provided to successful applicants. Fellowships are provided to the successful applicants only, and intended for necessary living expenses and research activities in Japan. Under no circumstances, this fellowship is transferable.

  • Monthly Allowance – JPY 220,000/month is provided for the purpose of expenses for research materials and living expenses.
  • Insurance – Overseas Travel Accident/Sickness Insurance:
    • Personal accident insurance with death benefit and medical treatment.
    • Sickness insurance with death benefit and medical treatment.
  • Air Transportation – Round-trip air tickets: Economy class, the most direct and economical route between the nearest international airport from the successful applicant’s domicile and Tokyo.
  • Start-up Fund upon Arrival – JPY120,000 is provided to cover the initial costs to start a new research stay in Japan.

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MIF Research Fellowship Application Procedure

Interested candidates who wish to apply can click the button below to download the MIF Research fellowship application form;

NOTE: All of the following documents must be converted to Adobe PDF by item and submitted to MIF by email. All the documents must be typed in English and inadequate documents are not subject to screening.

  • Research Project
  • The Most Significant Publication by Applicant
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Soft Copies of Academic Certificates/Diplomas for Ph.D., Master, Bachelor
  • Invitation Letter

For information visit the official website of MIF Research Fellowship 2021

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