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Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program

Program Outline

Jun 10, 2014
(46KB)Applications now being accepted for the 10th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship
Jun 10, 2014
Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship newsletter published

What is the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship?

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.

Eligible research

Japanese language and Japanese language education research Japanese literature and Japanese culture research

Eligible researchers

International researchers working in the fields of Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture. University professors, associate professors and assistant professors who have outstanding and research results that have future potential, and other persons with equivalent research backgrounds, are eligible to apply.

Applicants must:

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
Those who have previously received support from another institution for residential research in Japan may also apply.

Fellowship content

Airfares, living and research expenses, housing subsidy and other expenses necessary for conducting research in Japan Long-term (12-month) and short-term (6-month) fellowships are available Around 10–15 fellows will be invited each year

Receiving organizations

Invited fellows will conduct their 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 Waseda University

Judging panel

Masahiro Ijima
Masaru Inoue (Chair)
Kaoru Koyanagi
Yukari Tanaka
Reiko Yamanaka

Professor, The University of Tokyo
Professor, Reitaku University
Professor, Sophia University
Professor, Nihon University
Professor, Hosei University

For applicants

Application procedure

  1. Obtain Application Guide, Application Form and Letter of Recommendation. (Downloadable below)
  2. Fill in the Application Form
  3. Have the person recommending you for this Program fill in the Letter of Recommendation
  4. Prepare Japanese translation of the Letter of Recommendation (if written in a language other than Japanese)
  5. Send the above documents to the designated address by mail

* Refer to the Application Guide for full details

Download forms

* Documents for the 10th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship (2015)
* Registration deadline: Must arrive by Oct 31, 2014 (Only mailed applications will be considered)

Document name    
Application Guide (2.9MB)  
Application Form (1.5MB) (143KB)
Letter of Recommendation (330KB) (67KB)

The newsletter of the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

The June 2014 edition of “Nihon o manabu, Nihon de kiwameru,”

Packed with interviews with past Fellows and introductions to the receiving organizations, the newsletter highlights the attractions of residential research conducted in Japan.

Please fill in the request materials form if you would like to

Contact

Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship Secretariat
Tel: +81-(0)3-6435-8140 / Fax: +81-(0)3-6435-8790
E-mail: ip-office@hakuhofoundation-ip.jp

Note:The Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship was previously known as the Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program.