Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship Program 2023

Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship Program 2023
Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship Program 2023


Applications are invited for Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship Program 2023 Future researchers from all around the world are being invited to Japan. The Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship gives you the chance to work on a research project in one of Japan’s main cities. A fully financed Fellowship will be a valuable addition to your future professional experience. MIF uses innovative technologies and procedures to assist its researchers in doing research. Apply today if you are passionate about research and have a strong academic record.

Matsumae International Foundation is a place where motivated scholars may learn about and discuss contemporary global concerns and solutions. Working together with professionals will expand your knowledge and exposure. International researchers are introduced to Japanese history, philosophy, and major founders through the research fellowship program. So, through building a network and cordial relationships with Japanese and other international participants, you can learn more about Japan with MIF. Researchers of all religions, genders, and races are welcome.

The fellowship pays basic living expenses and provides all necessary support to the researchers. There will also be study tours for education, exposure, and entertainment. Young minds are encouraged to participate in problem-solving research and to learn about Japan.

The MIF Fellowship is a well-known organization that was established in 1979. It is the focus of trained researchers’ attention. MIF provides support to researchers to help them improve their knowledge and skills. The fellowship lasts three to six months.

Research Fields

  • Natural Science
  • Engineering
  • Medicine 
Details Of Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship Program 2023
Hiring OrganizationMatsumae International Foundation
EducationOnly PhD degree holders
Number of Fellowship Recipients10
Last Date30-June-2022

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all the following requirements are eligible to submit application documents.

  • Applicants must obtain an invitation (acceptance) letter from a host institution in Japan prior to application.
  • Applicants must hold PhD. (Doctoral degree).
  • Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time of application.
  • Applicants must have sufficient the English or Japanese languages ability.
  • Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (other than short-term stays such as for
  • sightseeing or conferences)
  • Applicants must have an occupation in their home countries, return there upon completing their fellowship tenure, and should contribute to development of their own country.


Fully funded postdoctoral fellowship offers the following benefits:

  • Living and research allowance of JPY 220,000 every month.
  • Arrival fund of JPY 120,000.
  • Economy class airfare to and from Japan.
  • Medical treatment allowance.
  • Death benefits.
  • There will be study tours for better understanding and exposure.

Required Documents

The following documents must be submitted as PDFs to the MIF via email.
All documents must be typed in English.
Inadequate documents will not be accepted.

  • Research plan
  • Soft copy of publications
  • CV and list of publications
  • Recommendation letter from employer
  • Soft copies of academic transcript and diploma/degree
  • Invitation letter from a Japanese professor

The following will be automatically rejected without notice.

  • ● Emails over 10 MB in size.
  • ● Emails with attachments with file extensions other than “PDF.”
  • ● Emails with attachments in any compressed format such as “zip” or “rar.” 
  • ● Emails including any program files or downloadable links.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit their application documents to the MIF via e-mail.

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Application Period: April 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022 (Japan Standard Time)

Applications will not be accepted for any reason before or after the application period

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