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Fellowship Program for Intellectual Exchange 2014-2015
 
Datum dogodka: 2014/15
 
The Japan Foundation
Fellowship Program for Intellectual Exchange 2014-2015
 
An applicant must be under 45 years old / za mlajše od 45 let
 

Slovensko (English below):

Program »Fellowship for Intellectual Exchange« izbranim intelektualcem omogoča obisk Japonske ter opravljanje samostojnega raziskovalnega dela na izbrano temo in mreženje. Na razpis se lahko prijavijo raziskovalci (razen dodiplomskih in podiplomskih študentov), novinarji in strokovnjaki s področja humanistike ali družboslovja ter posamezniki s praktičnimi izkušnjami v medijih in neprofitnih organizacijah. Več informacij v spodnjih dokumentih.

Veleposlaništvo Japonske bo pregledalo ustreznost vsake prijave, preden bo kandidata uradno priporočilo Japonski fundaciji. Vsi kandidati, ki bodo uspešno prestali prvo preverjanje, bodo povabljeni na razgovor, ki bo 6. decembra 2013. Kandidate, ki se nameravajo prijaviti na program, prosimo, da o tem obvestijo veleposlaništvo pred oddajo prijave.

Prijava za slovenske prijavitelje:
Veleposlaništvo Japonske v Sloveniji
Trg republike 3/XI
1000 Ljubljana

Prijavni rok: 2. december 2013 (prijav po elektronski pošti ne sprejemamo).

Več 
 

English:

The Fellowship Program for Intellectual Exchange 2014-2015 is designed to provide selected intellectuals in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa with an opportunity to visit Japan and conduct their own individual research on a chosen topic as well as networking/exchange activities.

The program thus seeks to assist in the development of a new generation of Eastern European, Middle Eastern and African intellectual leaders who are familiar with Japan through established individual and institutional networks and are able to incorporate topics/elements related to Japan to their own field of research in future.

Eligibility of Applicants:

1. Scholars, researchers (except undergraduate and graduate students), journalists and professionals who are engaged in research activities in the fields of the humanities or the social sciences, or who have practical experience in research, media, or non-profit organizations. In principle, the applicant’s specialization is not necessarily limited to Japanese studies. Priority will be given to individuals either with related research or practical experience within their own field of specialty or who plan to take up new studies on or related to Japan.

2. An individual with adequate English-language proficiency to take part in collaborative interaction and to conduct research in Japan (Japanese-language ability is not assessed). Please attach a certificate showing the applicant’s English-language ability, if he/she has one.)

3. An applicant must be under 45 years old at the point of April 1, 2014 (as a general rule), and holds nationality or permanent residency with an active academic/professional affiliation in any of the following countries:
[Eastern Europe]:Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Republic of Kosovo, Kyrgyz, Latvia, Lithuania, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan
[Middle East]:Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Interim Self-Government Authority, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Yemen
[Africa]:Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Côte d´Ivoire, Djibouti, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Republic of South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

4. An applicant should be able to find his/her own affiliated institutions and advisors in Japan.

5. Applicants who intend to take Japanese-language training courses, industry training courses or courses in traditional culture (e.g., flower arranging, karate) are not eligible. Religious and political activities and training for governmental officials are not eligible as well.

The content must include surveys and/or individual research and/or collaborative research, in the fields of either the humanities or the social sciences. The research topic must be one that is appropriate for visiting Japan (i.e., there should be a reason the fellow wishes to conduct research in Japan).
The topic must fulfil at least one of these requirements:
1. It must incorporate Japanese issues into your area of specialization.
2. It must be of mutual interest to Japan – Eastern Europe (including Russia, Central Asia and Caucasus), or Japan - Middle East, or Japan - Africa.
3. It must be an international topic (global issue), related to Japan.

Examples of topics are given below (these are only examples; research topics are NOT limited to these):
Environment and Development, Peace and Security, Social order/Law enforcement, Globalization of the economy and international cooperation, Disaster Prevention, Corporate Social Responsibility, Education and human resource development, Energy issues, Gender issues, Population problem, etc.

Expected Number of Fellows:
Approx. 30

Fellowship Period:
A beginning date of fellowship must be in the period from May 20, 2014, to March 15, 2015. The duration of the fellowship must be between 30 days and 60 days.
* It is advised, however, that fellows should avoid visiting Japan from December 20, 2014 through January 6, 2015, because meeting and travel arrangements are virtually impossible.

Obligations of the Fellows:
1. Fellows will independently conduct their own individual research activities on their chosen topic as described in the application.
2. Fellows are expected to submit a final project report to the Japan Foundation within 1 month after returning back home.
3. It is desirable that Fellows will give presentations about their research during their stay in Japan.

Benefits:
1. Round-trip, discount economy-class air ticket (PEX).
2. Allowance to cover accommodation, meals, local transportation, research expenses and other incidentals (17,000 Japanese yen per day).
3. Insurance:
The insurance coverage provided will be in accordance with the general guidelines set forth by the Foundation.
4. Domestic Transportation:
Domestic transportation expenses within Japan will be provided only when a Fellow needs to travel no less than 50 km from the airport to his/her site of research.
5. The Japan Foundation will directly pay the supervisor fee (JPY 50,000) to the academic advisor.
6. The Japan Foundation will directly pay the assistant fee (JPY 30,000) to the assistant to the fellow. Please note that the need for an assistant will be determined by the academic advisor.

Fully Completed Application Form must be sent from an applicant to the Japanese Diplomatic Office in his/her home country except he/she falls into the following cases: No Japanese Diplomatic Office in an applicant’s country; Applicants from Egypt, Hungary and Russia.

 
Rok prijave: diverse with regard to countries (02/12/13 for SLO applicants)
 
Kontakt:
The Japan Foundation
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku
160-0004 Tokyo
Japan
tel: 020 7436 6695
 
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