[Blueboard] 2008 - 2009 Visiting Researcher Program
Japanese Studies Program
japanese at admu.edu.ph
Thu Jan 4 16:03:47 PHT 2007
2008 - 2009
Visiting Researcher Program
Toward the promotion of international academic communication and exchange, and
in hopes of stimulating the development of research and education both in Japan
and abroad, Kokugakuin University administers a program of support for visiting
scholars wishing to pursue research in fields related to Japanese culture.
Applications are invited from foreign scholars and researchers at universities
and research institutions outside Japan, who wish to undertake research at
Kokugakuin under the guidelines of the gVisiting Researcher Program.h
A. Applicant must be scholars or researchers engaged in professional research
in a field dealing broadly with Japanese culture.
B. It is anticipated that successful applicants will be between 30 and about 55
years of age.
C. Applicants should possess sufficient command of the Japanese or English
languages to facilitate everyday communication and life in Japan. Applicants
without previous or adequate Japanese language ability may be required to take
courses in Japanese language during their stay, as a means of deepening their
understanding of Japanese culture.
D. Applicants may not hold a fellowship from another institution during the
period of their Kokugakuin grant.
2. Applicable Countries & Regions, and Academic Specialties
Applicants may be nationals from any country or region outside Japan (Japanese
citizens may not apply) engaged in any professional academic discipline; the
selection committee may make special consideration to avoid the over-
representation of any single region or discipline. The selected research topic
should be in a field for which Kokugakuin faculties are available to provide
appropriate assistance and advice. If possible, applicants should note on their
application the name of specific Kokugakuin faculty members related to their
proposed research topic.
3D Annual Quota
No specific quota of visiting scholars is established, but it is expected that
a few persons will be selected each year of the program.
4. Period of Research
The period of visiting research will be approved for between six and twelve
months between April 1, 2008 and March 31, 2009 as indicated on the
individualfs application and research proposal.
In principle, no change in the period of research will be permitted once the
applicant begins his or her research at Kokugakuin.
5. Stipend and Expenses
@ Round-trip air travel from the applicantfs home country to Japan (economy
class), payment to be effected by one of the following methods:
A. Following selection and approval of the applicantfs plan of research,
Kokugakuin will deposit the amount of the ticket (in the applicantfs home
currency), forwarded to the applicantfs designated bank account.
B. Alternately, a Prepaid Ticket Advance may be utilized. In this case,
Kokugakuin will make arrangement for purchase of the travel ticket, and the
applicant will take possession of the ticket at a travel agency or airline
office near his or her home.
A Visiting researchers will each be paid a monthly living stipend of Y150,000
during the period of their stay in Japan (fractions of full months will be paid
on a per diem basis, (Y5,000 per day).
B A one-time research stipend (maximum Y100,000) will be paid for use in
purchasing books and materials, and for research-related travel while in Japan.
C Each Visiting researchers will be provided with a private guest room in
Kokugakuin International Exchange Center for the duration of their stay in
Tokyo (the school will pay with heating and light expenses, together with the
basic telephone service charge; telephone calls are billed individually, and
must be paid for by the user).
D@The premium for National Health Insurance of Japan (NHI) will be paid by
Kokugakuin. 80 % of the medical expense billed to the researchers will be
reimbursed by Kokugakuin if the treatment was covered by NHI.
(The researcher may be levied taxes on the stipend aforementioned based on
6. Information Regarding Faculty and Application Procedures
Information regarding Kokugakuin faculty and programs may be viewed on the
Kokugakuin webpage at the following URL:
+For further information regarding Kokugakuin faculty members, please contact
Kokugakuin's International Exchange Program.
+Application forms can be downloaded from the Kokugakuin's website, but must be
submitted via ordinary mail.
For Applications or Further Information, Contact:
International Exchange Programs, Kokugakuin University
4-10-28 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8840 Japan
TEL +81-3-5778-7061 FAX +81-3-5778-7062
Attention: Nobukatsu Shimoyama, Director(simoyama at kokugakuin.ac.jp)
Akihiko Ishiyama (ishiyama at kokugakuin.ac.jp)
Lydia N. Yu Jose, Ph.D.
Japanese Studies Program
3/F Social Sciences Building
Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Telefax: 426-6001 local 5248
Email: japanese at admu.edu.ph or
japanesestudiesprogram at yahoo.com
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