Applications Now Being Accepted for 12th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

TOKYO, June 13, 2016 /CNW/ -- Hakuho Foundation, a public interest incorporated foundation, began accepting on June 10 applications for the 12th Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship.


With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into and deepening understanding of Japan, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites to Japan leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese-language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to conduct residential research.

Eligible research:

Japanese language, Japanese-language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture research

Eligible researchers:

Researchers working in the fields of Japanese language, Japanese-language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture who reside outside Japan and meet all of the criteria below.

  • Affiliated with a higher education or research institution (including postdoctoral scholars, adjunct professors and part-time lecturers), or have equivalent research and educational backgrounds.
  • Scholar or researcher with (or soon to be granted) a doctoral degree and an extensive research or education background.
  • Sufficient Japanese-language proficiency to be able to conduct research in Japanese.
  • Non-Japanese national residing outside Japan or Japanese national who has resided outside Japan for 10 years or more and been active in the academic community of the country of their residence.
  • Able to stay continuously in Japan for the duration of the Fellowship period.


Applications are not sought from those whose purpose is to write a doctoral thesis.

Applicants who will soon receive their doctoral thesis must receive it by no later than March 31, 2017.

As research reporting and communication with the Fellowship secretariat on various procedures will be conducted in Japanese only, a suitable level of Japanese-language ability is required.

Those who have previously received support for residential research in Japan may also apply.

Support provided:

Fellows will have the following expenses necessary for conducting residential research in Japan covered.


Return economy class air tickets

Relocation allowance:

350,000 yen (lump sum)

Living and research expenses: 

350,000 yen per month

Housing subsidy:

Up to150,000 yen per month
(actual cost; subject to provision of a receipt each month)

International travelers' illness and injury insurance

In addition, the Hakuho Foundation will pay the receiving organization a hosting cooperation fee for use of facilities, etc. by the Fellow.

Fellowship period:

Choice of the following long-term (1-year) or short-term (6-month) periods.

Long-term (1 year):  

September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

Short-term (6 months):

September 1, 2017 - February 28, 2018 (Round 1)

March 1, 2018 - August 31, 2018 (Round 2)


Application period:   

June 10 - October 31, 2016

Notification of results:

Early March 2017 (tentative)

Fellowship period:   

September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018

(Long-term: 1 year; Short-term: 6 months)

Application Guide (download from the following website):

Japanese site:
English site:


Thirteen researchers from nine countries have been invited to the 11th Fellowship.

About Hakuho Foundation

The Hakuho Foundation was established in 1970 to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of Hakuhodo Inc., a major Japanese advertising company. It was recognized and has been operating as a public interest incorporated foundation since April 2011, following the introduction of new regulations relating to public interest corporations. Its Chairman is Junji Narita.

To nurture rich human qualities in children who will be tomorrow's leaders, the 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 Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship and the Hakuho Scheme for a Global Children's Japanese-Language Network.


Scott Macdonald, Yui Sato
Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship Secretariat
Tel: +81-3-6435-8140
Fax: +81-3-6435-8790

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