Brief Description The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) is a nongovernmental organization whose fund is solely based on donations from many Japanese people who have responded with goodwill to Dr. Shigeyoshi MATSUMAE’s call. While many donations have been kindly offered by corporations and groups, most of the donors are individuals who are sympathetic with the Founder’s ideals, and maintain contributions to the Fund from their limited incomes. Successful applicants are urged to seriously consider and understand the goodwill of those persons, and ensure that the provided fellowships are utilized effectively.
ELIGIBILITY Applicants of non-Japanese nationality who meet all of the following eligibility requirements are invited to submit the required application documents. 1. Applicants must obtain a Letter of Invitation from host institutions in Japan. 2. Applicants must hold a PH.D. (Doctorate) degree, or be recognized by MIF as possessing equivalent academic qualifications. 3. Applicants must be at the age of 49 years old or younger at the time when documents are submitted. 4. Applicants must have sufficient abilities in the English or Japanese languages. 5. Applicants should not have past or current experiences of staying in Japan. (Except for short-term stay. E.g. sightseeing, conferences) 6. Applicants should be in employment in their home countries, and must return to their countries upon completion of their MIF fellowship tenure. Deadline is June 30th
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