Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures is awarding international fellowships to scholars from North America, Asia or Europe. One fellowship for a maximum period of one year and two or three short-term fellowships of three months to half a year each will be awarded. The annual Fellowship carries a value of £23,500. The short Fellowships carry a value of between £6,000 and £12,000 depending upon their length. The closing date for application is 28 February 2017.

The Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships, established in 2000 through generous funding from Lord Sainsbury of Turville, are designed to strengthen academic ties with Japanese studies programs in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe. Since 2012 the Fellowships are awarded to scholars not only from or active in North America, but to academics working in institutions or museums with a focus on Japan in Asia and Europe. The Fellowships provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project. The Institute is offering one Fellowship for a maximum period of one year and two or three short-term Fellowships, of three months to half a year each, to scholars who have either received a PhD from a North American, Asian or European university, or who are currently employed by an academic institution or museum. Any area of Japanese culture is eligible, although preference will be given to applications focusing on the history of art, cultural heritage, archaeology or architecture.

 

Scholarship Type

Fellowship is awarded in any area of Japanese culture. Preference will be given to applications focusing on the history of art, cultural heritage, archaeology or architecture.

 

Eligible Fields of Study

Course Level: Fellowship is available for conducting research at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.

 

Applicant Eligibility Criteria

The Institute is offering Fellowship to scholars who have either received a PhD from a North American, Asian or European university, or who are currently employed by an academic institution or museum. Any area of Japanese culture is eligible, although preference will be given to applications focusing on the history of art, cultural heritage, archaeology or architecture.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of North America, Asia (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India,  Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan,  North Korea, South Korea,  Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Philippines, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan,  Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen) or Europe (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom) can apply for the fellowships.

 

 

Value of Award

Number of award(s): The Institute is offering one Fellowship and two or three short-term Fellowships.

Duration of award(s): The Institute is offering one fellowship for a maximum period of one year and two or three short-term Fellowships, of three months to half a year each, to scholars.

The annual Fellowship carries a value of £23,500. The short Fellowships carry a value of between £6,000 and £12,000 depending upon their length.

 

 

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following documents by email (postal applications will not be accepted):

  • Curriculum Vitae (please include the date your PhD is expected to be conferred, if not already conferred).
  • Plan of research in the UK (maximum 2 pages).
  • Sample of writing (preferably something published, or a core chapter of PhD) in the form of either an attachment with a maximum size of 1 MB or a link to an online file.
  • In addition, two letters of reference should be sent by email or mail to arrive by the application deadline. If sent by mail, they should be signed and sealed and sent directly by the referee to the Sainsbury Institute via post or email.

 

 

Scholarship Application Deadline: The closing date for application for the 2015-16 Sainsbury Fellowship is 28 February 2017.

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