Nichibunken Visiting Research Scholar (Team Research Organizer) 2019-2020

Nichibunken seeks visiting research scholars to plan and organize one-year team research projects for the Japanese academic year 2019 (April)-2020 (March). Research themes of outstanding significance and future potential will be favorably considered.

In order to deepen research on Japanese culture and broaden its scope by bringing together researchers from different fields of specialization, the International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) supports the "team research" (kyōdō kenkyū) approach to opening up new frontiers in Japanese studies scholarship.

Nichibunken seeks visiting research scholars to plan and organize one-year team research projects for the Japanese academic year 2019 (April)-2020 (March). Research themes of outstanding significance and future potential will be favorably considered.

Role of the Team Research Organizer

The team research organizer will be appointed as a Nichibunken visiting research scholar. He or she will be responsible for: selecting the project participants and organizing their project-related activities, drawing up and implementing the research plan; chairing research meetings; and collating the research results for publication.

Other Participants in the Project

Participants in the project must meet at least one of the following eligibilities: ⑴ researchers who are attached to a university or other research institution in or outside Japan or who have equivalent qualifications ⑵members of Nichibunken’s faculty.

A faculty member will assist the project organizer.

Venue of Research Meetings

Research meetings will be held at Nichibunken.

Operational Fund

Nichibunken will allocate each team research project an annual operational fund, from which the participants will be reimbursed expenses necessary to attend research meetings, including expenses for transportation, accommodation, and daily allowances, according to the rules and regulations of Nichibunken. Please note that the expenses to be utilized must be approved by the Team Research Committee.
( Ex. Total expenses for one team research project in FY 2016: 1,650,000 JPY)

Eligibility

Researchers who are attached to a university or other research institution outside Japan and not more than 65 years old as of 1 April 2019, or whom the Director-general deems to have equivalent qualifications.

Number of Openings

Not more than two project organizers will be selected each year.

Research Period

The project runs for one year after the arrival of the organizer in Japan. The project organizer is expected to arrive in Kyoto between April 1 and August 31, 2019. Please be sure to arrive in Japan within 1 to 7 days before the starting date of your contract period.

 

For information on how to apply, please visit the Nichibunken website at the following link:
http://research.nichibun.ac.jp/en/employment/team.html#kokugai

For more info please contact:
Research Support Unit
+81-75-335-2044
kyoudou@nichibun.ac.jp