The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is currently accepting applications for its 2017 fellowship program with the theme ďTowards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World PeaceĒ.
The MIF is a nongovernmental organization. Its Fund is solely based on donations from many Japanese people enterprises and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic with the Founderís ideals, and maintain contributions to the Fund from their limited incomes.
Fields of study
Fields of study such as natural science, engineering and medicine are given first priority.
Number of Fellowships
For a period of from three to six months, the number of fellowships is about 20 persons each year.
Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
Applicants must be 49 years old or under.
Applicants must have sufficient conversational ability in English or Japanese to prevent insurmountable difficulties during their research activities in Japan.
Applicants should not have been in Japan in the past and/or in the present.
Applicants should have firm positions and professions in their home countries, and should return to their countries on completion of their fellowship stay by MIF.
Applicants must be of sound health and not physically handicapped in any way which would not prevent from carrying out research in Japan.