Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowships in Japan for Natural Science, Engineering and Medicine Scholars Worldwide

Research Fellowship Program

Course(s) Offered: Natural Science, Engineering, Medicine
Course Level: Graduate (research fellowship)
Provider: The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF)
Country to Study in: Japan

Scholarship Description
The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is pleased to administer the MIF Fellowship Program for people of non-Japanese nationality with interests in the natural sciences, engineering and medicine.

Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation, “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF started the MIF Research Fellowship Program in 1980.

Applications are encouraged from eligible candidates from all countries of the world as MIF has started receiving application for the “2019 Research Fellowship Program”.

To be eligible, candidates must:
  • be of non-Japanese nationality;
  • have a Doctorate degree;
  • be 49 years old or under;
  • not have been in Japan previously;
  • have firm positions and professions in their home nations
For details, please download the PDF file of “Fellowship Announcement” (link to it is below)

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Applicants are free to select any Japanese host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)

Fields of study
Postgraduate research in the natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority

Number of awards
The number of fellowships is about 20 persons each year

Sponsorship duration
For a period of from three (3) to six (6) months. The commencing month and ending month should be between April 2019 to March 2020 (e.g. 5 months from June 2019 to October 2019)

Scholarship benefits
Fellowship covers:
  • Stipend for research and stay,
  • Insurance,
  • Air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and
  • Lump sum on arrival
Method of Application
MIF has a policy of providing fellowships to researchers who have never been in Japan in past/present. If you obtained your academic degree(s) in Japan, you CANNOT apply successfully for the MIF fellowship program. Before applying for this scholarship, candidates should download the 2019 Fellowship Announcement, and also visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this fellowship opportunity

The deadline of application is 17:00 Hrs on August 31st, 2018 (Japan Standard Time)

The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) was founded by Dr. Shigeyoshi MATSUMAE (1901-1991) in 1979. And MIF started the MIF Research Fellowship Program in 1980. The purpose of the Foundation is to invite active young research workers of outstanding character, without regard to sex, race, religion, ideology or nationality, to Japan. By deepening their understanding of Japan, and establishing links of trust and friendship, MIF seeks to make a real contribution to permanent peace throughout the world.

Application Deadline: 31 August 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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