The Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowship Program 2022

The Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowship Program

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Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowship Program:

 Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowship for post-doctoral candidates to carry out research in Japanese Host Institutions for the 2022 cohort.The fellowship intends to support young researchers to undertake their research in Japan universities, research institutes and other corresponding facilities in private sector. Applicants are encouraged to apply before the application deadline.


Matsumae International Foundation

Degree Level:


Research Fields

Fields of research such as natural science, engineering and medicine are considered with first priorities

Scholarship Award:

The following financial supports are provided to successful applicants.
Fellowships are provided to the successful applicants only, and intended for necessary living expenses and research activities in Japan. Under no circumstances, this fellowship is transferable.

  • Monthly Allowance: JPY 220,000/month is provided for the purpose of expenses for research materials and living expenses.
  • Insurance: Overseas Travel Accident/Sickness Insurance:
    Personal accident insurance with death benefit and medical treatment.
    Sickness insurance with death benefit and medical treatment.
  • Air Transportation: Round-trip air tickets: Economy class, the most direct and economical route between the nearest international airport from the successful applicant’s domicile and Tokyo.
  • Start-up Fund upon Arrival : JPY120,000 is provided to cover the initial costs to start a new research stay in Japan.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant of non-Japanese nationality who meets all the following eligibility requirements is invited to submit application documents. Applicants must:

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


Applicant of non-Japanese nationality.

Application Procedure & Documents:

Applicant must submit the required documents in accordance with the latest announcement which can be downloaded from the link below.
Your application documents must be submitted to the following email address.

Submit to: [email protected]

Apply Form

Fellowship Announcement (PDF)

Application Deadline:

June 30, 2021

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