Japanese Research

What is the Japanese Research Fellowship?

With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening understanding of Japan, the 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.

The Japanese Research Fellowship,initiated in 2006, will be terminated following the completion of 16th Fellowship period.
* Application for the 16th Fellowship has already been completed.

Eligible research

  • Japanese language
  • Japanese language education
  • Japanese literature
  • Japanese culture

Fellowship content

  • Invited fellows will have their airfares, living and research expenses, housing and other expenses necessary for conducting research in Japan covered.
  • Long-term (12-month) and short-term (6-month) fellowships are available.

Receiving organizations

Invited fellows will conduct their research with the cooperation of one of the following receiving organizations:

  • International Research Center for Japanese Studies
  • The Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute,Urawa
  • Kyoto University
  • National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
  • Ochanomizu University
  • Ritsumeikan University
  • Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
  • Waseda University

Judging panels

Masahiro Ijima Professor, The University of Tokyo
Masaru Inoue (Chair) Professor, Nihon University
Kaoru Koyanagi Professor, Sophia University
Yukari Tanaka Professor, Nihon University
Takahisa Furukawa Professor, Nihon University
Reiko Yamanaka Director, Professor, Noh Theatre Research Institute, Hosei University

For applicants

Applications for the 16th Japanese Research Fellowship have now closed.

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