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Overview of Kokugakuin University Visiting Researcher Program

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2013年11月13日更新

Toward the promotion of international academic communication and exchange, and in hopes of stimulating the development of research and education both in Japan and abroad, Kokugakuin University administers a program of support for visiting scholars wishing to pursue research in fields related to Japanese culture. Applications are invited from foreign scholars and researchers at universities and research institutions outside Japan, who wish to undertake research at Kokugakuin under the guidelines of the “Visiting Researcher Program.”

2015–2016 Visiting Researcher Program

1. Qualifications
a.
Applicant must be scholars or researchers engaged in professional research in a field dealing broadly with Japanese culture.
b. It is anticipated that successful applicants will be between 30 and about 55 years of age.
c. Applicants should possess sufficient command of the Japanese or English languages to facilitate everyday communication and life in Japan. Applicants without previous or adequate Japanese language ability may be required to take courses in Japanese language during their stay, as a means of deepening their understanding of Japanese culture.
d. Applicants may not hold a fellowship from another institution during the period of their Kokugakuin grant.
  
2. Applicable Countries & Regions, and Academic Specialties
Applicants may be nationals from any country or region outside Japan (Japanese citizens may not apply) engaged in any professional academic discipline; the selection committee may make special consideration to avoid the over-representation of any single region or discipline. The selected research topic should be in a field for which Kokugakuin faculties are available to provide appropriate assistance and advice. If possible, applicants should note on their application the name of specific Kokugakuin faculty members related to their proposed research topic.
 
3.Annual Quota
No specific quota of visiting scholars is, but it is expected that a few persons will be selected each year of the program.
 
4. Period of Research
The period of visiting research will be approved for between six and twelve months between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016 as indicated on the individual’s application and research proposal.
In principle, no change in the period of research will be permitted once the applicant begins his or her research at Kokugakuin. 
 
5.  Stipend and Expenses
(1)
Round-trip air ticket from the applicant’s home country to Japan (economy class) will be provided.
(2) Visiting researchers will each be paid a monthly living stipend of JPY150,000 during the period of their stay in Japan (fractions of full months will be paid on a per diem basis, (JPY5,000 per day).
(3) A one-time research stipend (maximum JPY100,000) will be paid for use in purchasing books and materials, and for research-related travel while in Japan.
(4) Each visiting researcher will be provided with a on campus private guest room for single during their stay or substituting support in case the room is not available.
(5) The premium for National Health Insurance of Japan (NHI) will be paid by Kokugakuin.

(The researcher may be levied taxes on the stipend aforementioned based on Japanese laws) 
 
6.  Application Procedures
Applicants must submit the following documents by traceable mail so as to assure their arrival at the International Exchange Committee by September 30, 2014:
(1) Application form
(2) Proposed plan of research
(3) Recommendation from the director of the institution where currently employed
(4) Curriculum vitae (educational and employment history, membership in scholarly organizations, professional publications, etc.)
(5) Health certificate (signed by the applicant’s doctor) 
 
7.  Notification of Selection
Successful applicants will be notified of their selection by the end of November,2014, and will be sent an official letter of invitation from the president of Kokugakuin University. If requested, an official letter of notification will also be sent to the director of the institution where the applicant is employed.
 
8.  Research Report
A.
Before returning to their home countries, visiting researchers will be required to present the results of their research in the form of an oral presentation and/or written research paper.
B. Visiting researchers must submit a notification of results of research to the president of Kokugakuin University through the head of the department with which they are affiliated during the course of research.
C. As part of their research activities at Kokugakuin, visiting researchers may be called upon to teach occasional classes or deliver occasional guest lectures regarding their specialty.
 
9.  Information Regarding Faculty and Application Procedures
Information regarding Kokugakuin faculty and programs may be viewed on the Kokugakuin webpage at the following URL:
  https://www7.kokugakuin.ac.jp/k-read/ (Japanese) 
+For further information regarding Kokugakuin faculty members, please contact Kokugakuin’s International Exchange Programs Office.
+Application forms can be downloaded from the Kokugakuin’s website, but must be submitted via ordinary mail.
 
For Applications or Further Information, Contact:

International Exchange Programs Office, Kokugakuin University
4-10-28 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8840 Japan
TEL +81-3-5778-7061    FAX +81-3-5778-7062
http://www.kokugakuin.ac.jp/intl/kokusai0200011.html
Attention:  
 Akihiko Ishiyama, Director  (ishiyama●kokugakuin.ac.jp / replace ● with @)




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