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Visiting Fellowship Announcement Tohoku University

CNEAS Visiting Fellows Call for Applications
(Fellowship period two to six months in October 2020-September 2021)

The Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University, is seeking visiting fellows. Our center has a visiting fellowship program to promote cooperative research activities with distinguished researchers in Northeast Asian Studies who belong to research institutes abroad. In this program, researchers accepted as visiting scholars will be provided with traveling costs from/to home countries and a salary to cover living expenses in Japan, as well as various research resources of the Center and opportunities to carry out cooperative research with CNEAS staff and faculty.

Fellowship Posts and Periods
Available posts for researchers in the natural sciences: 2 to 6 posts for every fiscal year.
Available posts for researchers in the social sciences and humanities: 2 to 6 posts for every fiscal year.
The fellowship period should consist of a continuous period of a minimum 2 months to a maximum of 6 months during the period of October 2020 to September 2021.

Applications for the 2020-2021 visiting fellowship must reach us no later than December 31, 2019.

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International Christian University. Faculty Position in Japanese Literature (Full-time)

International Christian University (ICU) is a private and bilingual university that provides a first-class liberal arts education to a culturally and religiously diverse international community of students, faculty and staff. ICU’s educational mission is based on Christian and democratic principles. ICU has approximately 3,000 students and over 150 faculty members from Japan and overseas. The university is located on a wooded campus in the suburbs of Tokyo.

We are pleased to announce an open search for a full-time faculty position in Japanese Literature with a particular focus on Ancient or Medieval Literature. The successful applicant is expected to teach general education, foundation, and area major courses in the College of Liberal Arts, as well as courses in the Graduate School.

1. Ph.D. or equivalent in Japanese Literature or a related field is required.
2. Language of instruction: Japanese (Ability to teach in English is highly desirable.)
3. Christian (of any denomination). In exceptional circumstances, a non-Christian who affirms ICU’s Christian ideals and commits to realizing them. 

Deadline for Applications
Applications and supporting materials must be submitted no later than January 6, 2020 (JST). (Deadline may be extended until an appropriate candidate is found.)

Starting Date: September 1, 2020 or April 1, 2021.

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Natsumi Ikoma
Position of Contact Person
Professor, Department of Humanities

Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants

Once a year, supported by the Peters Beer Foundation, part of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Donors’ Association for the Promotion of Humanities and Sciences in Germany), the Max Weber Foundation (MWS) confers Gerald D. Feldman Travel Grants to young academics with an international focus.

The travel grants are meant to improve the career opportunities for humanities and social science academics in their qualification phase. The scientists conduct a self-chosen research project in at least two and at most three host countries which are home to MWS institutes and branches or at the Richard Koebner Minerva Center for German History. The total term of funding shall not exceed three months. Placements (at most one month per host country, shorter stays are possible) are to be used for research, especially in libraries and archives. Academics are expected to produce transnational and transregional studies, providing research with new and original ideas. The research placements should ideally be completed within 12 months, or at most 24. 

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Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship

With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening understanding of Japan, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research. Click here for more information.

Abe Fellowship Program competition

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. Funding for the Abe Fellowship Program is provided by CGP. Click here for more information.