Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF has started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.
The MIF invites professional foreign researchers to Japan in order to let them conduct the research studies with their host institutions under their fellowhip program. Since 1980, MIF has so far granted fellowships to 821 foreign researchers from 119 countries (as of November 2018).
Applicants of non-Japanese nationality; a Doctorate degree; must be 49 years old or under; not have been in Japan previously; have firm positions and professions in their home nations; etc.
Host Institution In Japan:
Applicants are free to select host institutions (university research laboratories, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities of private industry)
Stipend for research and stay, Insurance, Air transportation (a round-trip air ticket to/from Tokyo) and Lump sum on arrival
Period & Number of Fellowships:
For a period of from three to six months; the number of fellowships is about 20 persons each year.