Intellectual Exchange Fellowship , Japan

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Intellectual Exchange Fellowship 2011, Japan

The Fellowship Program for Intellectual Exchange 2011 – 2012 is designed to provide selected intellectuals in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa with an opportunity to visit Japan and conduct their own individual research on a chosen topic as well as networking / exchange activities

Study Subject : Humanities or the social sciences

Employer : Japan Foundation

Level : Postdoctoral, Professionals

Intellectual Exchange Scholarship Description :

The program thus seeks to assist in the development of a new generation of Eastern European, Middle Eastern and African intellectual leaders who are familiar with Japan through established individual and institutional networks and are able to incorporate topics / elements related to Japan to their own field of research in future.

Eligibility for Intellectual Exchange Fellowship :

1. Scholars, researchers (except undergraduate and graduate students), journalists and professionals who are engaged in research activities in the fields of the humanities or the social sciences, or who have practical experience in research, media, or non – profit organizations. In this fellowship, the applicant’s specialization should not be Japanese studies, but he / she should aim to conduct research that is related to Japan.

2. Individuals with adequate English – language proficiency to take part in collaborative interaction and to conduct research in Japan (Japanese – language ability is not assessed. Please attach a certificate showing the applicant’s English – language ability, if you have one.)

Applicants who are under 45 years old at the point of April 1, 2011 (as a general rule), and who are nationals or permanent residents with an active academic / professional affiliation in any of the following countries :

[Eastern Europe] – Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Republic of Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

[Middle East] – Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Interim Self-Government Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

[Africa] – Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, FIE 2011 2/5 Central Africa, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea – Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Intellectual Exchange Scholarship Application Deadline :

Applications must arrive at the Japanese Diplomatic Office* in your country by the date set bythe Office (*For applicants in Russia, Hungary and Egypt, the Japan Foundation Office instead.)

For further scholarship information and application visit : http://www.pl.emb-japan.go.jp/kultura/documents/fellowship2010_annai.pdf