The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program
Date: September 3, 2018 - June 6, 2019

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, 2018

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.

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

For further information email: iucjapan@stanford.edu

Application Instructions and Forms

How to Apply
The 2018-19 application period will open September 1, 2017.

The application deadline is December 15, 2017.

Interfolio
Applications will only be accepted via our Interfolio.com online application portal
No email or paper submissions will be accepted.

Application Fee
Application fee of $80. Click here

Click here to view all application information and required forms.

Questions regarding this fellowship may be addressed to iucjapan@stanford.edu.

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