Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowships in Japan, 2015

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The Hakuho Foundation is awarding research fellowships for international researchers (non-Japanese) working in the fields of Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture. Applicants must have sufficient Japanese language proficiency to be able to conduct research and interact in Japanese. Around 10–15 fellows will be invited each year. Long-term (12-month) and short-term (6-month) fellowships are available. Application should be submitted till October 31, 2014.. With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening international understanding of Japan through researchers’ activities, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research..  Fellowships are available to conduct residential research with the cooperation of one of the following receiving organizations: International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto University, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Ochanomizu University, Ritsumeikan University, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Waseda University.
The research areas of this scholarship are: Fellowships are awarded for Japanese language and Japanese language education research and Japanese literature and Japanese culture research.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Have sufficient Japanese language proficiency to be able to conduct research and interact in Japanese
· Be non
· Japanese nationals residing outside of Japan
· (Researchers with Japanese nationality who have resided outside Japan for 10 years or more and are active in the academic community, etc., of their current country of residence will also be considered)
· Be able to stay in Japan continuously for the duration of the Fellowship period
Benefits of the scholarship: -Airfares: Return economy class air tickets -Relocation allowance: 300,000 yen -Residential research expenses: 300,000 yen per month -Housing subsidy: up to 150,000 yen per month -International travelers’ illness and injury insurance
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Long-term fellowships for 12-month (September 1, 2015–August 31, 2016) and short-term fellowships are for 6-month (Round 1: September 1, 2015–February 29, 2016; Round 2: March 1, 2016–August 31, 2016).
Number of scholarships: Around 10–15 fellows will be invited each year.

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