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 meets all the following eligibility requirements is invited to submit application documents.

  1. Applicant must obtain Letter of Invitation from Host Institution in Japan.
  2. Applicant must hold Ph.D. (Doctoral degree).
  3. Applicant must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when application 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 such as sightseeing and conferences)
  6. Applicant must have an occupation in your home county, return there upon completion of your
    fellowship tenure and should contribute to the development of your country

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:
Monthly Allowance for research and stay, Insurance, Air Transportation (Round-trip air tickets to/from Tokyo), Start-up Fund upon Arrival.

Fellowship Period:
3 to 6 months within the period between April and March.

Number of Fellowship Recipients:
10 or less

Applicant must submit the required documents in accordance with the latest announcement which can be
downloaded from MIF’s website.
Your application documents must be submitted to the following email address.
 Submit to: contact@mif-japan.org
 Application Period : From April 1,2021 to June 30, 2021 (Japan Standard Time)

Application Deadline: June 30, 2021

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