|Proposal deadline||December 1 (annually)|
|Funding opportunity||Projects must be in the humanities, social sciences, and/or comparative research|
|Benefits||Includes airfare, insurance, settling-in and departure allowances, monthly stipend,
dependent allowance, enrollment fees (may vary depending on program)
This program provides support to outstanding scholars, researchers, and professionals in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.
NOTE: For applicants who are non-U.S citizens or permanent residents, please visit the Japan Foundation Headquarters.
2021-2022 Fellowship Categories
|Research Fellowship (Long-Term)||Research Fellowship (Short-Term)||Doctoral Fellowship|
|For research projects
2-12 months in length
|For intensive research projects
21-59 days in length
|For doctoral research projects
4-12 months in length
|Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience.||Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience.||Applicants must have achieved ABD status by the time the fellowship begins.|
Application deadline: 11:59pm EST on Tuesday, December 1, 2020
(Please note: different deadlines apply to applicants who do not hold American citizenship, permanent residency or Americans with permanent residency in other countries. Please see “3. Eligibility” in the Application Guidelines and Instructions)
Notification of results: Principal awardees will be notified of the results in April, 2021 through the Japan Foundation, New York. Alternate awardees will be notified as fellowships become available.
Specialists and/or professional practitioners of Japanese art who wish to conduct short-term research (21 to 59 days) in Japan should apply to the Ishibashi Foundation/The Japan Foundation Fellowship for Research on Japanese Art.
Guidelines and Login
Application Guidelines and Instructions (PDF)
(PLEASE READ THESE BEFORE CREATING AN ACCOUNT)
Read carefully to make sure you meet all eligibility requirements and understand application guidelines and instructions.
Frequently Asked Questions
This list of FAQs covers common questions about the Japanese Studies Fellowship Programs.
Fellowship Program FAQs (PDF)
Lists of Past Awardees
For past receipients of the Japanese Studies Fellowship, please click here.
For further inquiries, please contact: email@example.com or (212) 489-0299