Funding: 2015–2016 International Affairs Fellowship in Japan

money [150-2]Sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.

Program

Founded in 1997, the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan. Fellows are drawn from academia, business, government, media, NGOs, and think tanks. In cooperation with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the program’s sponsor, Hitachi, Ltd., assists fellows in finding suitable host organizations in Japan. CFR awards approximately three to five fellowships annually. 

Eligibility

The IAF-J is only open to U.S. citizens between the ages of twenty-seven and forty-five. The program is intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan, although the selection committee has made exceptions when it considered that the fellowship would allow an individual to add a significant new dimension to his or her career. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement.

Fellowship Award

The duration of the fellowship is between three and twelve months. The program awards a stipend in yen, which covers travel and living expenses in Japan. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance.

How to Apply

Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online betweenJuly 1 and October 31 on an annual basis.

Contact Us

For more information, please visit www.cfr.org/fellowships, or contact fellowships@cfr.org or212.434.9740.

Aliya Medetbekova

Program Associate, Fellowship Affairs

Council on Foreign Relations

58 East 68th Street, New York, New York 10065

tel  212.434.9740   fax  212.434.9870 

amedetbekova@cfr.org  www.cfr.org  www.cfr.org/fellowships

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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