National Museum of Japanese History Visiting Scholars Program Application Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2018 (May 2018-March 2019)

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Purpose The National Museum of Japanese History (Rekihaku) conducts the International Visiting Scholars Program. The purpose of the program is to offer overseas researchers opportunities to conduct research on Japanese history and culture, and to promote innovative research in related fields and contribute to the development of research projects and activities of Rekihaku by joining the collaborative research, international exchange activities, and projects for the permanent exhibition and special exhibitions of Rekihaku.
Eligible Research Fields Fields related to museum science, history, archaeology, or folklore
Requirements

As a rule, applicants must be employed by overseas research institutions, and must meet one of the following requirements:
(1) Hold a doctoral degree
(2) Have expertise or research skills equivalent to those who hold a doctoral degree

* Prior approval from the head of applicants’ institution is required upon application.
Number of Position Awarded A few positions
Invitation Period

Between three and up to six months during the period of May 1, 2017-March 31, 2018

Provisions

Rekihakuwill cover the following expenses:
(1) Salary (Upon arrival with work visa (professor), employment contract will be signed with Rekihaku.)
(2) Round-trip airfare
(3) Travel expenses for domestic research trips (up to 25,000 yen a month)
*Note that interpretation fees for researchers who can not speak Japanese will not be covered.

Research Benefits Participants will have access to the collections, facilities, equipment, books and journals of Rekihaku with permissions.
Accommodation Rekihaku will lend participants rooms at the guest house adjacent to Rekihaku. Participants are expected to stay at this facility, except when they are on research trips to remote areas.
Research Trips to Other Institutions in Japan The International Visiting Scholars may visit universities, libraries, etc. in Japan for research purposes when such visits are considered necessary for completing their proposed research plans.
Application The application deadline is Friday, December 15, 2017. The following documents must be submitted to the host researchers of Rekihaku:
(1) Application form(Please refer to Application Form Instructions.)
Word / PDF ( Instructions here (PDF) )

(2) Curriculum vitae (Please draw up in Japanese.Mailing address, telephone number and email address are necessary information.)
(3) List of publications
* Profiles on researchers of Rekihaku can be seen at our website:
[Japanese] [English]

Selection Process and Announcement Applications will be examined by the selection committee and by the Director-General of Rekihaku. Result of the selection will be announced to applicants, host researchers of Rekihaku and the heads of applicants’ institution around February 2018.
Obligations

Applicants must agree to the following obligations:
1) As a rule, participants must stay in Japan continuously during the invitation period and concentrate on their research at Rekihaku. Participants may not engage in other work, whether paid or unpaid, during the period.
2) Participants must do their research plans under the rules of Rekihaku so as to prevent research misconduct and misuse of research expenses.
3) Participants must contribute to the advancement of research as well as to the promotion of international scholarly exchange at Rekihaku in ways such as giving research presentations and submitting research reports.

National Museum of Japanese History Invitation Fellowship Program Application Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2018 (May 2018-March 2019)

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Purpose

The purpose of this program is to invite researchers of overseas research institutions and to offer opportunities to conduct research on Japanese history and culture and contribute to the promotion of research projects and activities of National Museum of Japanese History (Rekihaku) in the following categories:

・To promote the innovative research in related fields by joining projects of collaborative research conducted by Rekihaku.
・To develop and strengthen scholarly networks with oversea research institutes through discussions and exchange of viewswith researchers of Rekihaku, research meetings, lectures and so on.
・To seek out potential areas of collaborative research and to give advice on the research projects and activities of Rekihaku from an international perspective.

Eligible Research Fields Fields related to museum science, history, archaeology, or folklore
Requirements

As a rule, applicants must be employed as full-time positions, or as positions whose responsibilities are equivalent to those of full-time positions, by overseas research institutions including universities, and must meet one of the following requirements:

(1) Hold a doctoral degree
(2) Have expertise or research skills equivalent to those who hold a doctoral degree

* Prior approval from the head of applicants’ institution is required upon application.
Number of Position Awarded A few positions
Invitation Period Between 14 and up to 90 days during the period of May 1, 2018-March 31, 2019
Provisions

Rekihakuwill cover the following expenses:

(1) Round-trip airfare
(2) Daily allowance and accommodation fees (based on the regulations of the National Institutes for the Humanities.)
(3) Travel expenses for domestic research trips (For details, see item 9: Research Trips to Other Institutions in Japan.)

Research Benefits The fellows will have access to the collections, facilities, equipment, books and journals of Rekihaku with permissions.
Accommodation Rekihaku will rent participants rooms at the guest house adjacent to Rekihaku. Participants are expected to stay at this facility, except when they are on research trips to remote areas.
Research Trips to Other Institutions in Japan

Participants may visit universities, libraries, etc. in Japan for research purposes when such visits are considered necessary for completing their proposed research plans. The transportation fees for those visits/trips will be provided up to 50,000 yen from this program.

Participants may join the research trips conducted as a part of collaborative researches related to the participants’ research project, only after getting permission of the head of the research team. When you have interests in any of Rekihaku’s collaborative research, please consult with the host researcher of NMJH.

Application The application deadline is Friday, December 15, 2017. The following documents must be submitted to the host researchers of Rekihaku:
(1) Application form (Please refer to Instructions for the Application Form.)
Word / PDF ( Instructions here. (PDF) )
(2)  Curriculum vitae (Mailing address, telephone number and email address are necessary information.)
(3)List of publications
* Profiles on researchers of Rekihaku can be seen at our website:
[Japanese] [English]
Selection Process and Announcement Applications will be examined by the selection committee and by the Director-General of Rekihaku. Result of the selection will be announced to applicants, host researchers of Rekihaku and the heads of applicants’ institution around February 2018.
Obligations

Applicants must agree to the following obligations:
1) As a rule, participants must stay in Japan continuously during the invitation period and concentrate on their research at Rekihaku. Participants may not engage in other work, whether paid or unpaid, during the period.
2) Participants must pursue their research plans under the rules of Rekihaku so as to prevent research misconduct and misuse of research expenses.
3) Participants must contribute to the advancement of research as well as to the promotion of international scholarly exchange at Rekihaku in ways such as giving research presentations and submitting research reports. In the case of invitation period less than 30 days, research presentations are optional.

Contact and Inquiries

International Exchange Section
National Museum of Japanese History
TEL +81-43-486-0123 ext. 526
FAX +81-43-486-6494
Email kikaku@ml.rekihaku.ac.jp