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Home Scholarships “MINERVA” EU-Japan Fellowship Programme in Japan – 2019/2020.

“MINERVA” EU-Japan Fellowship Programme in Japan – 2019/2020.

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Application for the “MINERVA” EU-Japan Fellowship Programme in Japan – 2019/2020. Entry is now open at the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Japan.

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The fellowship is worth 2000 EUR/month (paid in JPY) and covers a period of 6 months. The fellowship is worth 2500 EUR/month (paid in JPY) and covers a period of 6 months:The fellowship is expected to cover basic daily expenses and accommodation in Tokyo. A Research Fellow selected from outside Japan will receive an additional travel subsidy of up to 1000 EUR. Insurance: the Research Fellow shall take out a personal insurance policy for the whole duration of the Fellowship to cover: Travel,nPersonal health, Accident insurance, Third-party liability (private life): insurance against the loss of, or damage to, his/her personal property, and insurance against any injury, loss or damage suffered by a third person for which the Participant is personally liable.

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The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is a unique venture between the European Commission and the Japanese Government. It aims at promoting all forms of industrial, trade and investment cooperation between the EU and Japan and at improving EU and Japanese companies’ competitiveness and cooperation by facilitating exchanges of experience and know-how between EU and Japanese businesses.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

EU-JAPAN FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

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  • Candidates must be citizens of an EU Member-State (*) or a COSME Third Country (**) or Japan.
  • Candidates must be professionals(trade and economic analysts, academics, scientists, civil servants) with a proven interest in EU-Japan cooperation from multiple perspectives (trade/market access, industrial policy issues, R&D, etc…).Minimum requirements: EU / COSME or Japanese citizenship, university degree, strong interest and motivation in Japan and EU-Japan relations. The following elements will constitute an advantage in the selection process: previous professional experience with Japan, an already advanced study/research on one of the priority topics, Japanese language abilities.

EU-JAPAN FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • The candidates should specify the slot for which they are applying.

Application must include:

Application documents to be submitted: CV, Covering Letter, Research Topic-Research Plan (1-2 A4 pages).

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Contents of each MINERVA application should flow coherently and contain substance, in order to allow the selection board to see clear and easy-to-understand connections between the candidate’s background, the letter of motivation and his/her research plan.

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  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before December 1, 2019  will be considered.

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