Fully Funded Research Fellowship in Natural Science, Engineering and Medicine in Japan 2019

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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. This year's “2020 Research Fellowship Program” has been officially released. The fellowship will last for 3-6 months, between April 2020 and March 2021.

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Eligibility Requirements

Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents:

  1. Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from host institutions in Japan.
  2. Applicants must hold a PhD degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
  3. Applicants must be at the age of 49 years or younger at the time when documents are submitted.
  4. Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages.
  5. Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (Except for short-term stays. E.g: sightseeing, confrences).
  6. Applicants should be in employment in their home countries, and must return to their countries upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure.

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Fields of Research Study

Fields of research such as natural science, engineering and medicine are considered with first priorities.

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Host Institutions in Japan

Applicants are free to select host institutions (universities, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities in private sector) in which to carry out their research. However, applicants are reminded that they are obliged to obtain acceptance from such host institutions prior to submitting their applications. MIF is not in a position to give advice or give recommendations to an applicant for a host institution in Japan.

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The following financial supports are provided to successful applicants. No support to his/her family or dependants is available.

  1. Allowance for research and stay: 220,00 Japanese Yen per month is provided for the purpose of tuition payment, expenses for research materials and miscellaneous living expenses.
  2. 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.
  3. Air transportation: a coach class rounf trip air tickets between an airport nearest to the successful applicant's domicile and Tokyo via the most direct and economical routing is provided.
  4. Start-up Fund upon arrival: 120,000 Japanese Yen is provided to cover the initial costs to start a new research stay in Japan.
  5. Study tour: to promote profounder understanding of Japan's culture, tradition and history, MIF organizes a study tour during the invitation period in Japan.

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United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Comoros, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen
Country of residence
Any Country
Age Groups
Less than49
Both gender
Environment & Nature, Science, Engineering

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Graduate Students
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Tuition fee, Travel costs, Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Required Documents
CV, Degree Certificate, passport sized photo of applicant, Research Proposal, Sample of your work, Recommendation Letter, others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Science, Engineering
Educational Level
Required Languages
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Matsumae International Foundation

Shigeyoshi Matsumae (Matsumae Shigeyoshi, October 24, 1901 – August 25, 1991) was a Japanese electrical engineer, inventor of the non-loaded... More details