Post Doctoral Fellowships in Japan by Matsumae International Foundation
Designation/Position- Post Doctoral Fellowships in Japan
Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), Japan invites application for Post Doctoral Fellowships in Japan from eligible and interested candidates
About- 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. Post Doctoral Fellowships in Japan by Matsumae International Foundation
“2020 Research Fellowship Program” has been officially released. The deadline of application is 17:00 on July 31st, 2019(Japan Standard Time).
Research/Job Area- Natural science, engineering and medicine
Location- Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), Japan
Applicants of non-Japanese nationality; a Doctorate degree; must be 49 years old or under; not have been in Japan previously; have firm positions and professions in their home nations; etc.
Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents.
- Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from host institutions in Japan.
- Applicants must hold a PH.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
- Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when documents are submitted.
- Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages.
- Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (Except for short-term stay. E.g. sightseeing, conferences)
- Applicants should be in employment in their home countries, and must return to their countries upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure.
Host Institution In Japan:
Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)
Stipend for research and stay, Insurance, Air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and Lump sum on arrival
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 (Application Document #2) between 3 to 6 months, and commencing month and ending month between April 2020 and March 2021. (e.g. 5 months from June 2020 to October 2020)
MIF plans to invite more or less 20 researchers/scholars.
The following financial supports are provided to the successful applicants. 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.
Allowance for research and stay ………… ¥220,000- per month is provided for the purpose of tuition payment, expenses for research materials, and miscellaneous living expenses.
Insurance …………………………………………… Overseas Travel Accident/Sickness Insurance: (1) Personal accident
insurance with death benefit and medical treatment, (2) Sickness insurance with death benefit and medical treatment.
Air transportation ………………………………. A coach class round trip air tickets between an airport nearest to the
successful applicant’s domicile and Tokyo via most direct and economical routing is provided. The tickets provided cannot be converted to cash, nor can cash provided by MIF be used for purchasing air tickets.
Start-up Fund upon arrival …………………. ¥120,000- is provided to cover the initial costs to start a new research stay in Japan.
How to Apply-
Applicants should obtain the current issue of the Fellowship Announcement from MIF. Or download the announcement from the MIF’s website and print out the Application Form in PDF-format or MS Word file.
MIF cannot entertain requests for waivers of the eligibility requirements and other conditions, listed in the Fellowship Announcement, and will not accommodate such requests.
Application must be submitted from the applicant’s home country. MIF accepts those submitted by POST. Those applications submitted electronically or via facsimile will be unacceptable.
Application will not be accepted in any reason after the deadline date.
For Contact- [email protected]@org
Last Date for Apply– 31 July 2019(Japan Standard Time)