Submit an application for the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Research Fellowship 2022 for a chance to be among the fellows to be provided with monthly allowances, insurance, transportation and a startup fund.

Application Deadline: June 30 2021


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  • Monthly Allowance for research and stay
  • Insurance
  • Air Transportation (Round-trip air tickets to/from Tokyo)
  • Start-up Fund upon Arrival.


  • Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit application documents.
  • Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from a Host Institution in Japan.
  • Applicants must hold a Ph.D. (Doctoral degree). 
  • Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when application documents are submitted.
  • Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages.
  • Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (Except for short-term stay such as sightseeing and conferences)
  •  Applicants must have an occupation in your home county, return there upon completion of your fellowship tenure and should contribute to development of your country.

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Application Instructions

Applicants must submit the required documents in accordance with the latest announcement which can be downloaded from MIF’s website.

 Application Period : From April 1,2021 to June 30, 2021 (Japan Standard Time)

Application will not be accepted for any reason before/after the application period.

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Am the following documents must be typed in English and inadequate documents are not subject to screening

  • Application Form
  • Research Project
  • The most significant publication by applicants 
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Recommendation Letter
  • Soft copies of academic certificates or diplomas for PhD, Masters, Bachelor
  • Invitation Letter.

Your application documents must be submitted to the following email address.

 Submit to: contact@mif-japan.org

About the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Research Fellowship Program

Upon the concept of the founder of the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF), “Towards A Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace”, MIF started the Research Fellowship Program in 1980.   


Applicants are free to choose a host institution (universities, national research institutions or the corresponding facilities in the private sector) to carry out your research. You must obtain acceptance from a host institution prior to submitting your application. 

MIF is not in a position to give advice or recommendation to an applicant for a host institution in Japan.

Key Dates and Order of Program

Application Period will be from April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021 (Japan Standard Time).

The fellowship period is between 3 to 6 months within the period between April and March.

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