Japanese Studies Fellowship Programs


Proposal deadline December 1 (annually)
Funding opportunityProjects must be in the humanities, social sciences, and/or comparative research
BenefitsIncludes 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.

2022-2023 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 Wednesday, December 1, 2021
(Please note: different application processes 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, 2022 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)
Read carefully to make sure you meet all eligibility requirements and understand application guidelines and instructions.

Create Account
To access the Fellowship Application form, click below to create an account.
(please note this link will redirect you to an external website from the JFNY website.)


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: jf_fellowship@jfny.org or (212) 489-0299