8th Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

TOKYO, Sept. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - Hakuho Foundation, a public interest incorporated foundation, began accepting applications for the 8th Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program on September 3.

Program objectives
The Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program aims to enhance the fundamentals of research into the Japanese language and Japanese-language instruction and to promote the deepening and application to practical use of such research both in Japan and abroad by inviting leading international researchers to Japan to conduct research as residents.

Eligibility
Researchers to whom all of the following apply:

  • Engaged in research into the Japanese language or Japanese-language instruction.
  • University professors or associate professors with outstanding research results, or other persons with equivalent research backgrounds.
  • Non-Japanese nationality. (Japanese nationals who have resided outside Japan for 10 years or more and are active in the academic community of their country of residence will also be considered)
  • Those able to visit Japan alone. (The grant is intended for researchers. Accompanying family members cannot be accommodated)

Schedule
Application period: September 3-October 31, 2012 Notification of results: Mid-January 2013 (tentative) Fellowship period: October 1, 2013-September 30, 2014 (Long-term fellowships: 1 year; short-term fellowships: 6 months)

Receiving organizations
National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Ochanomizu University
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Waseda University

Supplemental information

  • Seven researchers from six countries were invited to the 6th Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program. They are scheduled to present final reports of their findings in late September 2012.
  • Seven researchers from seven countries were invited to the 7th Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program. They will begin research at their receiving institutions from October 2012.

About Hakuho Foundation
Established as an incorporated foundation in 1970, Hakuho Foundation was recognized and commenced operating as a public interest incorporated foundation in April 2011.

To nurture rich human qualities in children, tomorrow's leaders, Hakuho Foundation supports child education, particularly in the areas of language and culture, through such initiatives as the Hakuho Award for outstanding child educators, the Hakuho Research Grant for Child Education, the Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program and the Hakuho Scheme for Global Children's Japanese Language Network.

URL: http://www.hakuhodo.co.jp/foundation/english/

SOURCE: Hakuho Foundation

For further information:

Megumi Takata
Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program Secretariat
Tel: +81-3-3263-8695
Fax: +81-3-3263-8687
E-mail: hakuhoip@secretariat.ne.jp


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