Let’s talk funding opportunities – with a postgraduate/Japanese twist

Here’s a mini roundup of funding opportunities for postgrad study, study in Japan, and postgrad study in Japan…I feel a Venn Diagram coming on…

Apply now! The Postgraduate Studentships PhD Funding Fair 2015 is happening 1 December, organised by ThinkPostgrad. Places are limited and you MUST apply to attend at http://bit.ly/1KRgyOJ.

Closing 3 December! The Daiwa Scholarship is a 19-month programme of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, following a month of Japanese language tuition in the UK. Daiwa Scholarships offer young and talented UK citizens with strong leadership potential, the opportunity to acquire Japanese language skills, and to access expertise and knowledge relevant to their career goals. http://bit.ly/1jhUhTx

Closing 15 January! JSPS Summer Programme 2016. The programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for 2 months during the summer. Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided. Applicants must be a British national and a current MPhil or PhD student based at a UK university or research institution at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited. Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo. Application guidelines and form are available at http://bit.ly/1ytLlO8. Case studies written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows can be found at http://bit.ly/1Tcn7Se. Fellowship to take place during fixed period: 14 June to 24 August 2016.


Paul Rothwell • 24/11/2015

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