Hitachi Research Fellowship in Japan 2014

Hitachi Research Fellowship in Japan 2014

Study Subject(s) : Fellowships are awarded in the field of science and technology.

Course Level : Fellowships are awarded to conduct post doctoral and cooperative research at Japanese universities or research institutes.

Scholarship Provider : The Hitachi Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship can be taken at : Japan

Eligibility for Hitachi Research Fellowship Scholarship 2014 :

  1. Only the faculty members, who belong to the universities invited by the Foundation and wish to conduct their post-doctoral and cooperative research in the field of science and technology except veterinary science at Japanese universities or research institutes, will be accepted as applicants.
  2. They have to satisfy the following requirements : Ph.D. holder.
  3. Below 45 years of age ( born on or after November 1, 1968 ).
  4. Firm position or profession in the university.

Hitachi Scholarship Open for International Students :

The applicants of ( Southeast Asian countries ) Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, The Philippines and Thailand can apply for these fellowships.

Hitachi Research Fellowship Scholarship Description :

The Hitachi Scholarship Foundation ( “Foundation” ) provides the scholars and researchers in Southeast Asian countries with opportunities to conduct their post-doctoral and cooperative research in the field of science and technology at Japanese universities or research institutes.

Duration of Hitachi Research Fellowship Award(s) :

One (1) to three (3) months for a short-term fellowship. Four (4) to ten (10) months for a long-term fellowship. The fellowship begins on the day of the grantee’s arrival in Japan and ends on the day of departure from Japan. The fellowship cannot be extended.

What does it cover?

The Foundation will support the following costs and expenses. No financial support is provided to his / her family or dependent.

For a Short-Term Fellowship Expenses & Allowances 2014

Travel Expenses :

Economy class round-trip airfare between the nearest airport of the grantee’s university and the airport in Japan, the travel expenses between the airport in Japan and the place of grantee’s research affiliation, and the travel expenses to visit the office of the Foundation.

Maintenance Allowance : ¥15,000 a day ( This rate is applied to the number of nights the grantee stays in Japan ).

Research Travel Allowance :

At cost but up to ¥100,000 ( If the grantee wishes to receive this allowance, the travel plan and the recommendation letter of the Japanese host scientist should be submitted to the Foundation for review and approval in advance. This plan should relate to the proposed research.

For a Long-Term Fellowship Expenses & Allowances 2014

Travel Expenses :

Economy class round-trip airfare between the nearest airport of the grantee’s university and the airport in Japan, the travel expenses between the airport in Japan and the place of grantee’s research affiliation, and the travel expenses to visit the office of the Foundation.

Maintenance Allowance : ¥270,000 a month.

Research Travel Allowance : ¥100,000

Research Allowance : ¥40,000

Housing Allowance : At cost but up to ¥100,000 a month.

Hitachi Research Fellowship Selection Criteria 2014

  1. Support of the senior management of the applicant’s university of his/her post-doctoral and cooperative research.
  2. Academic performance and achievement by the applicant.
  3. Proposed plan and significance of research.

Hitachi Research Fellowship Notification 2014

The result of Hitachi Research Fellowship selection will be informed to the applicant through the President’s office of his / her university in June 2014, and the successful applicant is requested to come to Japan by the date agreed with the host scientist in Japan.

How to Apply for Hitachi Research Fellowship Scholarship 2014

Application shall be endorsed by the President’s office of the university to which the Foundation has offered the fellowship award and submitted by post using the registered mail. Neither personal nor direct application to the Foundation is accepted.

Hitachi Research Fellowship Scholarship 2014 Application Deadline : The application deadline is 31st October, 2013.