National Museum of Japanese History International Visiting Scholars Program Application Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2022 (May 2022-March 2023)

*Application is closed. For reference purpose only.

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1.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 its collaborative research, international exchange activities, and projects for the permanent and special exhibitions of Rekihaku.
2.Eligible Research Fields Fields related to the specialties of the researchers at Rekihaku, such as museum science, art history, history, archaeology, folklore, or sociocultural anthropology
3.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 an applicant’s institution is required upon application.

4.Number of Position Awarded A few positions
5.Research Period Length at Rekihaku

Between three and up to six months during the period of May 1, 2022-March 31, 2023

6.Program Benefits

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 (For details, see item 9: Research Trips to Other Institutions in Japan.)

* Note that interpretation fees for researchers who cannot speak Japanese will not be covered.
* We are required to withhold the appropriate taxes and employee insurance premiums from the salary paid to you.
*During your stay in Japan, incurred National Health Insurance fees are paid at your own expense.
* If you are registered as a resident in Japan on January 1 during your employment period, you might have to pay a resident tax after returning to your country. You agreed to pay your resident tax at your own expense.

7.Research Perquisites Participants will have access to the collections, facilities, equipment, books and journals of Rekihaku with permissions.
8.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.
9.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. The transportation fees for those visits/trips will be provided up to 25,000 yen per month from this program.

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

10.Application

The application deadline is Friday, December 10, 2021. You need to find an advisor at Rekihaku to become an international visiting scholar of the museum. Before applying, please make sure to contact Rekihaku researchers and make an arrangement in advance. 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 (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]

11.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’ institutions around February 2022.
12.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.

13.Matters to be Noted after the Invitation Decision If you need to change the invitation period due to the new coronavirus pandemic, please let us know through the museum faculty members. Then we will consult and decide whether the request is permitted depending on the individual situation. The period, however, cannot go beyond the range described in “5. Research Period Length at Rekihaku.” In addition, please understand that the project may be canceled or suspended at the discretion of the museum if travel is restricted due to epidemics, pandemics or disasters, or if it is difficult to implement the project at the museum.

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National Museum of Japanese History Invitation Fellowship Program Application Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2021 (May 2021-March 2022)

*Application is closed. For reference purpose only.

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1.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 views with 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.

2.Eligible Research Fields Fields related to museum science, history, archaeology, or folklore
3.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.

4.Number of Position Awarded A few positions
5.Invitation Period Between 14 and up to 90 days during the period of May 1, 2021- March 31, 2022
6.Provisions

Rekihaku will cover the following expenses:
(1) Round-trip airfare
(2) 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.)

* Note that interpretation fees for researchers who can not speak Japanese will not be covered.

7.Research Benefits The fellows will have access to the collections, facilities, equipment, books and journals of Rekihaku with permissions.
8.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.
9.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.

10.Application The application deadline is Friday, December 11, 2020. 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]
11.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 2021
12.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

Contact and Inquiries

Research Affairs Division
National Museum of Japanese History
TEL +81-43-486-0123 ext. 220
FAX +81-43-486-6494
Email kikaku@ml.rekihaku.ac.jp