Fellowships and Grants: May 5, 2014

The Japan Information Center is delighted to announce that applications for the 2015 Japanese Government MEXT Research Student Scholarship are now available! This scholarship provides for college graduates to undertake graduate-level course work and research at a university in Japan under the supervision of a professor for 18 to 24 months. Any field of study is eligible for the scholarship, but applicants must find a professor at a Japanese university willing to supervise their studies. Applications, Guidelines, and an FAQ are currently available online at our website under the "Research" header: http://www.chicago.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JIC/monbusho.html. Applications are due on Tuesday May 27, 2014. Those who pass the initial application screening will be asked to sit for an interview and Japanese language exam on Tuesday July 8, 2014. Final selection will come from MEXT in February, with scholarship recipients departing for Japan in April or September of 2015.

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 16 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars. EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 16 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions. The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from leading senior researchers. The EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications in high-impact venues. For the 2015-2016 academic year EURIAS offers 44 fellowships (22 junior and 22 senior positions). All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses. Applications are submitted online via www.eurias-fp.eu, where, you will find detailed information regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, and selection procedure. Applications period April 15th → June 5th, 2014, 12 pm (noon) GMT. Late applications will not be considered. Selection Proceedure: Scientific assessment by two international reviewers; Pre-selection by the international EURIAS Scientific Committee; Final selection by the IAS Academic Boards. Publication of results: January 2015 For further information on the Programme, please consult our website: www.eurias-fp.eu. For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions: www.eurias-fp.eu/ias.