Institution: Toshiba International Foundation
Applicant Eligible Countries: Worldwide
Type of Opportunity: Fellowships
Study Levels: Doctoral
Duration: 3 months
Application Deadline: May 7, 2018
Funding: Up to 7,000 Euro
The prestigious Toshiba International Foundation invites qualified doctoral students to apply for its 2018 fellowships. These fellowships are funded and coordinated by the Toshiba International Foundation and the European Association for Japanese studies.
The European Association for Japanese Studies is comprised of a group of scholars and researchers who focus exclusively on Japan. Since 1973, this group has worked to promote interest and research in Japanese studies in all countries of Europe, as well as the United States and Japan. Studies are encouraged through conferences, symposia, and workshops, and these efforts aim to increase the overall membership of the European Association for Japanese studies.
The Toshiba International Foundation, on the other hand, was founded in 1989 and promotes overall understanding of Japan by funding Japanese studies and research by the world’s top universities, research institutions, and historical organizations.
All research for these fellowships will be carried out in Japan. Therefore, all applicants must be specializing in any field related to Japanese Studies at an approved European academic institution. Because the goal of the program is to encourage new academic study in Japan, applicants who have already studied in Japan (including for a high school program) will not be considered.
To apply, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of three hundred words describing the project for which the applicant wishes to pursue their research. This should be a brief proposal but describe in detail the goal of the applicant’s overall research in Japan.
Each applicant must also submit a letter of support from his or her advisor or supervisor. This letter should be written on official company or university letterhead. All application materials must be received no later than May 7 2018. Fellowships will last for a total of three months and all grantees will receive an award of roughly 7,000 Euros. More information may be found at https://www.toshibafoundation.com/index.html.
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