Grants & Awards, Student, Travel: Call for Applications: Yokohama National University Japan Short Visit Fellowship
The Global Studies Program for Multicultural Societies at Yokohama National University
Since 2008, Yokohama National University (YNU)’s Global Studies Program for Multicultural Societies has offered opportunities for international students to exchange ideas and discuss critical issues shared across various regions. YNU, located in the city of Yokohama within the greater Tokyo area and the historical center of Japan’s international relations, is proud to be a hub for this platform of international exchange.
In the 2015-16 academic year, YNU invites two U of T graduate students in humanities or social sciences to stay in Japan for three months and will provide them with an opportunity to conduct their own research as well as to exchange ideas with YNU students. Priority will be given to students whose research project corresponds with the Global Studies Program’s theme of critical inquiry of social dynamics from inter-regional or inter-cultural perspectives and who have not received this fellowship before.
- Successful applicants will need to enroll in a U of T research course (such as Independent Research, Dissertation Writing, Masters Thesis Writing) and their research at YNU will serve to partially fulfill the credit requirement for the U of T research course.
- Japanese nationals are not eligible. Students who are nationals of any country with diplomatic relations with Japan are eligible
Value and Requirements:
- Monthly stipend: 80,000 yen per month.
- Access to the YNU library and internet system will be provided.
- Other costs and expenses, such as airfare, transportation and health insurance are not covered by this fellowship. Students are responsible for securing these funds on their own.
- Length of Stay: 3 months in the period from April to August in 2015.
- Students should present their research plans at the beginning of their stays, and
submit their research reports at the end of their stays at YNU. Students are also encouraged to join some of the YNU graduate seminars.
While YNU has several dormitories, the availability is very limited. For short-term residents, monthly lodging near campus is suggested.
Please submit the following items in hard copy.
- Application Summary Form, including the signature of the student research supervisor which indicates that the student is in good standing (the supervisor should be a University of Toronto faculty member). The supervisor may be contacted later.
- One-page statement outlining the student’s program of study and/or research interests.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Detailed breakdown of estimated costs.
Submit applications to:
c/o Gianna Leggio, Program Administrator and Communications Officer, Asian Institute
1 Devonshire Place, Room 228N
There will be an information session on March 4, 2015. All interested students are welcome to attend.
Deadline: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. – Late submissions will not be accepted.
Applicants will be notified of the decision by email no later than Friday, March 20, 2015.
Deadline: march 10, 2015