APPLY NOW! 2016 Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) International Fellowship For Women Researchers

Deadline: March 31, 2016

The Japanese Association of University Women (JAUW) is seeking applications from women students or researchers for its 2016 JAUW International Fellowship. The program offers core funding to pursue their ongoing study/research at any of the host institutions in Japan.


To allow promising researchers/graduate students in any field to spend a period of time in residence in a graduate /research institute in Japan.

Award Information

  • The amount of grant will range from ¥700,000 to ¥1,000,000 per grantee;
  • The duration of the stay in Japan and various other factors will be taken into consideration in deciding the total amount of grant;
  • This grant is for 5 to 6 months between September 2016 and March 2017, depending on applicant’s proposal.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be a woman of any nationality, but other than Japanese, living outside Japan at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have received a Master’s degree or its equivalent, and presently work outside academia, or must be a student/researcher higher than MA /its equivalent level (typically of pre-doctoral or dissertation level).
  • Postdoctoral researchers may apply but they may be placed lower in priority.
  • Applicants have to find a host university or institution in Japan and submit, at the time of application, a Letter of Acceptance from that host or from the prospective supervisor thereof. JAUW will not extend any help regarding this matter.

How to Apply

  • Applicants must download the application form via given website and submit required documents:
    • 5 copies of Application Form Part 1
    • 5 copies of Application Form Part 2
    • 3 letters of Recommendation
    • A letter of acceptance
    • A medical certificate of health
    • A medical certificate of health
  • All the Application documents must be typed in English

For more information, please visit the Fellowship Program Website.

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