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2023 MATSUMAE International Foundation Research Fellowship Program

2023 MATSUMAE International Foundation Research Fellowship Program

2023 MATSUMAE International Foundation Research Fellowship Program

Attention aspiring scholars! The highly esteemed MATSUMAE International Foundation Research Fellowship Program for the 2023/2024 academic session is now open for enrollment! We cordially invite all interested and qualified candidates to apply for this prestigious opportunity.

The MATSUMAE International Foundation Research Fellowship Program offers an exceptional and fully-funded opportunity for PhD students. It’s important to keep in mind that grants are awarded for a specific period as stated in the grant letter and that the duration cannot be extended or shortened. Moreover, the fellowship is exclusively available to the recipient specified in the grant letter and cannot be transferred to anyone else. The foundation provides generous support for living expenses and research activities throughout the grant period in Japan. The program is a unique and prestigious opportunity that offers invaluable professional and personal experiences. It is an exceptional chance for scholars to expand their horizons and broaden their knowledge, making a significant contribution to their academic and research pursuits.

The Matsumae International Foundation offers a prestigious fellowship program for young researchers around the world to conduct research in Japan. It is important to note that while the program covers the cost of the fellow’s monthly allowance, round-trip economy class airfare, and overseas travel insurance, it does not handle immigration procedures, accommodation expenses for family members or companions, or airline tickets for anyone other than the selected applicant. Successful applicants can look forward to a monthly allowance of JPY 220,000 to cover their research activities and living expenses, as well as an additional JPY 120,000 to cover initial living costs. The MIF also offers a study tour to provide further insights into Japan. Since its establishment in 1985, the foundation has supported more than 800 researchers from 85 different countries, promoting international scientific cooperation.

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The MATSUMAE International Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1985 in Japan by Dr. Shigeyoshi Matsumae. Its goal is to promote international scientific cooperation by providing opportunities for young researchers from around the world to conduct research in Japan. Since its establishment, the foundation has supported over 800 researchers from 85 countries.

Fellowship Summary:

Fellowship Sponsor(s): MATSUMAE International Foundation, Japan

Host Institution(s): Institutions in Japan (Universities, National research institutions)

Fellowship Worth: JPY 220,000 monthly allowance, JPY 120,000 for living cost

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students

Requirements and eligibility criteria for the 2023 MATSUMAE International Foundation Research Fellowship Program:

  • Applicants must obtain an invitation (acceptance) letter from a host institution in Japan prior to application.
  • Applicants must hold Ph.D. (Doctoral degree).
  • Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have sufficient English or Japanese language ability.
  • Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan (other than short-term stays such as for sightseeing or conferences)
  • Applicants must have an occupation in their home countries, return there upon completing their fellowship tenure, and should contribute to the development of their own country

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Application Procedure for 2023 MATSUMAE International Foundation Research Fellowship Program (How to apply);

An interested applicant who wants to apply for the 2023 MATSUMAE International Foundation Research Fellowship Program, should download the application form and fill accordingly. An ID photograph taken within the past three months must be attached.
Please make sure that the form is filled out precisely.

  • Applicants must submit their application documents to the MIF via e-mail. Here is the Email: application@mif-japan.org
  • Applications will not be accepted for any reason before or after the application period.

Application Deadline: 30th June 2023.

For more information visit the official website

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