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Japanese Studies Fellowship Programs


Proposal deadlineDecember 1, 2023
Funding opportunityProjects must be in the humanities, social sciences, and/or comparative research
BenefitsIncludes airfare, certificate of health, insurance, settling-in and departure allowances, monthly stipend,
dependent allowance and insurance, and, enrollment fees (may vary depending on program)

This program provides support to outstanding scholars, researchers, and professionals in the field by offering the opportunity to conduct research in Japan.

NOTE: For applicants who are non-U.S citizens or permanent residents, please visit the Japan Foundation Headquarters.

2024-2025 Fellowship Categories

Research Fellowship (Long-Term)Research Fellowship (Short-Term)Doctoral Fellowship
For research projects


More than 4 months, up to 12 months in length

For intensive research projects


21 days to 89 days in length

For doctoral research projects


4-12 months in length

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience.Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional experience.Applicants must have achieved ABD status by the time the fellowship begins.

Application deadline: 11:59pm EST on Friday, December 1, 2023

(Please note: different application processes apply to applicants who do not hold American citizenship, permanent residency or Americans with permanent residency in other countries. Please see “3. Eligibility” in the Application Guidelines and Instructions)

Notification of results: Principal awardees will be notified of the results in April, 2023 through the Japan Foundation, New York. Alternate awardees will be notified as fellowships become available.

Specialists and/or professional practitioners of Japanese art who wish to conduct short-term research in Japan should apply to the Ishibashi Foundation/The Japan Foundation Fellowship for Research on Japanese Art.

Guidelines and Login

Application Guidelines and Instructions (PDF)
Read carefully to make sure you meet all eligibility requirements and understand application guidelines and instructions.

Create Account
To access the Fellowship Application form, click below to create an account.
(please note this link will redirect you to an external website from the JFNY website.)

Frequently Asked Questions

This list of FAQs covers common questions about the Japanese Studies Fellowship Programs.
Fellowship Program FAQs (PDF)

Lists of Past Awardees

For past recipients of the Japanese Studies Fellowship, please click here.

For further inquiries, please contact: or (212) 489-0299