The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program
Date: September 4, 2017 - June 8, 2018

The IUC is pleased to announce a fellowship program for graduate students with Japan-focused career goals in academia, business, diplomacy/government service, journalism, translation, and law, generously sponsored by the Nippon Foundation. The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC aims to provide the most promising students with the deep linguistic and cultural knowledge needed to become leaders in their fields, and to foster strong collegial bonds and intellectual exchange among them and with their IUC senpai.

Nippon Foundation Fellows participate fully in the program of instruction at the IUC, and in addition they:

  • Meet regularly with each other and the IUC Resident Director to discuss their research interests and experiences in Japan;
  • Meet with distinguished IUC alumni at semiannual lectures held in Tokyo; and
  • Deliver a presentation in Japanese at a Nippon Foundation Fellows conference open to the public.

Click here to apply now. It is not necessary to make a separate application to the IUC 10-Month Program.

Eligibility

Eligibility:(1) PhD students in all fields of Japanese studies who are currently enrolled in universities in North America, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand. Must have an intention to pursue an academic career upon completion of the PhD. (2) MA, MS, MBA, or JD students currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a North American university, who intend to pursue Japan-focused careers in academia, business, diplomacy/government service, journalism, translation, or law. (3) All applicants must pass the IUC language exam.

Language Exam: Required and offered in January, 2017

Click here to apply now. It is not necessary to make a separate application to the IUC 10-Month Program.

Attendance Fees

The Nippon Foundation Fellows will receive a full tuition scholarship plus modest living stipend to attend the 10-Month Fellowship Program at the IUC in Yokohama.

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For further information email: iucjapan@stanford.edu

Application Instructions and Forms

Please note the deadlines below
PhD applicants: December 9, 2016
MA/MS/MBA/JD applicants: December 9, 2016

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All Inter-University Center application forms are available in either Adobe Acrobat PDF or Microsoft Word. To view PDF files, download Adobe's free Acrobat Reader software. Click here to view all forms.

The Selection and Awards Committee meet mid March 2017. Applicants will be notified of their admission status via email prior to month end or shortly thereafter.

Stanford Administrative Office for delivery of Nippon Foundation Fellows Application Materials:
Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies
Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI)
Encina Hall, Room C334
616 Serra Street
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305

Contact Information for Nippon Foundation Fellows Program and Applications:
Email: iucjapan@stanford.edu
Web: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/IUC
Tel: 650-725-1490

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Please Note: It is not necessary to make a separate application to the IUC 10-Month Program. Applicants not selected for the Nippon Foundation Fellows Program will be automatically considered for admission to the 10-Month Program.

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