THIS programme is an opportunity for academics and students from Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa to conduct research in Japan. It enables scientists, researchers, graduates, journalists and professionals in the field of humanities and social sciences to gain experience in research, media or NGOs.
The candidate’s research topic must be connected to Japan. The programme is designed for projects dealing with traditions, culture, civil society, education and the development of human resources, gender roles, urbanisation, regional development, peacemaking, social law and order, economic globalisation, international cooperation, energy and security issues, the environment, the market economy and similar.
Eligible candidates must be Slovak citizens younger than 45, fluent in English and have been accepted to a Japanese institution. The length of the stay is one to two months between May 10, 2009 and March 25, 2010.
The scholarship covers travel costs. Accommodation, food, transport, research and other costs are covered at 17,000 yen per day. Insurance and the supervisor’s salary are also part of the scholarship.
Applications should be delivered in person to the Japanese embassy in Bratislava and should contain the following documents: an application form in Japanese or English, a CV, a letter of recommendation from a Slovak employer and copies of e-mails or letters exchanged with the supervisor or institution in Japan.
The deadline for applications is November 20, 2008. For more information, see http://www.saia.sk/images/JANA/Japan%20Foundation/Japonsko.rar or call the embassy at 02/5980-0100.
10. Nov 2008 at 0:00 | Michaela Terenzani