USJI Scholar Program

1.Program Name:
USJI Scholar Program

2.Eligible candidates:
Researchers (including doctoral students, doctoral researchers, and master’s students) at Kyoto University who do not hold faculty positions 

Please Note:
Each faculty/department can recommend one person only.
If there are several candidates proposed within the university, an internal selection will be conducted.

3. Eligible Research Fields:
Research centered on US-Japan relations and relating to addressing policy issues faced by contemporary society.

Three to four weeks during the period October 2018 to March 2019 (the period is negotiable).

Please note:
The research must generally be undertaken in Washington DC and surrounding areas.

5. Subsidy: JPY 200,000 (including travel and research expenses)

6. Report on Research Activities and Other Matters:
Program participants must submit the following reports:
1. During the program, the researcher must visit the USJI DC Office, and make a report about his/her research activities.
2. After the program, the researcher must submit a report of the outcomes of his research to USJI within one month of completing the program.
3. When publishing research outcomes, the Sojitz Foundation and the USJI must be clearly acknowledged as sponsors.

7. Next year’s USJI Scholar Program:
Successful applicants are also eligible to apply for funding through next year’s US-Japan Program. Candidates who wish to apply for the program should indicate it in the appropriate section of the application form.

8. Submission Deadline for Applications:
August 24, 2018 (Fri.) at 5:00 p.m.

Please Note: This is the deadline established by the International Affairs Division. Since applicants must apply for this program through the relevant administrative staff in their faculty/department of affiliation, they must be sure to confirm their faculty/department’s internal deadline with the administrative section in charge of international affairs in their faculty/department.

9. Required documents
Application Form for USJI Scholar Program (English is available.)

10. For Reference:
USJI Website

Information (in Japanese) about the grant can also be found on YARI, Kyoto University’s grant search engine for researchers, which provides information on publicly offered grants.