Please refer to this Call for Applications for Nichibunken staff and Graduate Education openings.
The International Research Center for Japanese Studies is one of the constituent institutions of the National Institutes for the Humanities, which was established as an Inter-University Research Institute Corporation under a law effective April 2004. Founded in May 1987 as an inter-university research institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, this Center seeks to promote comprehensive, international, and interdisciplinary research on Japanese culture, and to foster cooperation among researchers in Japanese studies worldwide. In order to broaden and deepen research on Japanese culture and bring together researchers in a variety of specialized fields, the Center regularly appoints a number of scholars from around the world as Visiting Research Scholars.
The Center invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct research while in residence here. Visiting Research Scholars are expected to engage in collaborative activity with the Center's permanent faculty by, for example, participating in at least one of our team research projects ("kyōdō kenkyū").
The Visiting Research Scholar will be free to carry out his/her individual research, but must join in at least one team research project.
You are required to submit a report about trends in Japanese Studies in your country.
You are required to submit one article to either one of the two Nichibunken journals, Nihon Kenkyū (in Japanese) or Japan Review (in English).
Researchers of any nationality not more than 65 years old when the research period begins, who live outside Japan, are eligible to apply. Others whom the Director-General of this Center deems to have equivalent qualifications as a researcher may apply, provided that they meet the age criteria.
Applicants who meet the following criteria are preferred.
We are now accepting applications from The Visiting Research Scholar candidates for the fiscal year 2016 (April 1, 2016～March 31, 2017), expected to start their stay on a date within this period. The stay must be for a minimum of three (3) months but not exceed the maximum of twelve (12) months. (It is possible for a period of stay to extend into the following fiscal year.) Along with a first preference for a period of stay, please indicate a second preferred period.
2016 Apr. 1 〜 2017 Mar. 31 (for one year)
2017 Jan. 1 〜 2017 Dec. 31 (for one year)
2017 Mar. 1 〜 2018 Jan. 31 (for eleven months)
Please fill in the application form below and submit it as an e-mail attachment. You will receive an e-mail confirmation when it arrives. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation of its arrival, please send an e-mail to the address "for inquiries only" or inquire at Nichibunken by telephone or fax.
The application must reach the Center before the end of the day (Japan time) on Thursday, October 31, 2014.
All the applicants will be notified of the results by the middle of March, 2015 by post only.
Application form only: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Inquiries Only (please use for inquiries concerning applications) :
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Research Cooperation Division
3-2 Oeyama-cho, Goryo, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-1192, Japan
Phone: +81(0)75-335-2041 Fax: +81(0)75-335-2092