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Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program

Program Outline

What is the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship?

With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening understanding of Japan through researchers’ activities, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language instruction, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research.

Eligible research

Language and related Japanese research conducted around the world in either of the following fields. Japanese language and Japanese language instruction research Japanese literature and Japanese culture research

Eligible researchers

International researchers working in the fields of Japanese language, Japanese language instruction, 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 9th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship (2014)
* Registration deadline: Must arrive by Oct 31, 2013 (Only mailed applications will be considered)

Document name    
Application Guide (507KB)  
Application Form (290KB) (139KB)
Letter of Recommendation (88KB) (87KB)

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

Contact

Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship Secretariat
Tel: +81-(0)3-3263-8695 / Fax: +81-(0)3-3263-8693
E-mail: hakuhoip@secretariat.ne.jp