Fully Funded Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Research Fellowship, Japan


ABOUT

The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is a nongovernmental organization whose Fund is solely based on donations from many Japanese people who have responded with goodwill to Dr. Shigeyoshi MATSUMAE’s call. While many donations have been kindly offered by corporations and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic with the Founder’s ideals, and maintain contributions to the Fund from their limited incomes. Successful applicants are urged to seriously consider and understand the goodwill of those persons, and ensure that the provided fellowships are utilized effectively.


ELIGIBILITY

1. Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from host institutions in Japan.

2. Applicants must hold a PH.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.

3. Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when documents are submitted.

4. Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages.

5. Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (Except for short-term stay. E.g. sightseeing, conferences)

6. Applicants should be in employment in their home countries, and must return to their countries upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure.

7. Applicants must be of sound health.


AREAS OF INTEREST

Fields of research such as natural science, engineering and medicine are considered with first priorities.


SLOTS

MIF plans to invite about 20 researchers/scholars.


BENEFITS

Fellowships are provided to successful applicants only, and intended for necessary living expenses and research activities in Japan. Under no circumstances, this fellowship is transferable.

Allowance for research and stay ............ ¥220,000- per month is provided for the purpose of tuition payment, expenses for research materials, and miscellaneous living expenses.

Insurance ...................................................

Overseas Travel Accident/Sickness Insurance:

(1) Personal accident insurance with death benefit and medical treatment,

(2) Sickness insurance with death benefit and medical treatment.

Air transportation ..................................... A coach class round trip air tickets between an airport nearest to the successful applicant’s domicile and Tokyo via most direct and economical routing is provided. The tickets provided cannot be converted to cash, nor can cash provided by MIF be used for purchasing air tickets.

Start-up Fund upon arrival ...................... ¥120,000- is provided to cover the initial costs to start a new research stay in Japan