Asia-Euro Policy Dialogue Exchange Fellowship Program, 2017

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Applications are invited for Asia-Euro Policy Dialogue Fellowship Program for exchanges among ASEAN, Europe and Japan for the fiscal year 2017. Asia-Euro Policy Dialogue (AEPD) is the global policy research project, which aims to encourage exchanges among ASEAN countries, Europe and Japan on Southeast Asia’s current reality and beyond.

The Fellowship Program is to encourage intellectual exchanges among Japan, ASEAN, and Europe, with the aim to provide deeper and wider networking opportunities to the fellows.

The purpose of the Policy Forum is as part of AEPD to provide an opportunity for prominent researchers and policy-makers to exchange views and opinions on the variety of policy areas and disseminate widely such views and opinions in order to contribute to better understanding of the region and to provide concrete inputs to policy making in Southeast Asia, Europe and Japan.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue research.

Study Subject: Possible topics may be transnational issues affecting ASEAN region and its partners such as environment, geographical security issues, social inequalities and economic growth.

Scholarship Award: The grant for the duration of the Fellowship Period will be provided to the fellow by the respective core institution as follows, subject to the condition that the grant shall be provided to the fellow in accordance with the rules and regulations of the fellow’s home core institution.

  1. Airfare

Circle-trip airfare, economy-class for the shortest direct route (or an indirect route if a direct route is unavailable) from the airport nearest to the fellow’s residence to the same origination airport with two stopovers in the Fellowship activity areas, will be provided. a. The fellow must agree to the condition that the flight routes and grades be chosen in an economical and reasonable manner. b. Notwithstanding the aforementioned, three core institutions may not disburse nor reimburse to the fellow the entire requested amount if the fellow’s home core institution judges that the airline ticket the fellow purchased is not appropriate based on this general rule.

  1. Stipend

The basic rule is that a stipend of JPY 390,000 per month for a stay in Tokyo, JPY 600,000 per month for a stay in Jakarta, or JPY 810,000 per month for a stay in Paris will be provided in a lump sum for accommodation, meal, computation, overseas travelers’ insurance(*) and other sundry expenses and that the stipend shall be adjusted on a prorated basis in case the fellows staying in one region, i.e., ASEAN, Europe or Japan, should be shorter than thirty (30) days. However, each core institution may not be prevented from disbursing to their fellow such other payment amount as derived from the prorated calculation based on the fellow’s specific research schedule. * The fellow is required to subscribe to overseas travelers’ insurance from the time of leaving her/his home until the time of return to her/his residing country.

  • If for any reason, the fellow returns to her/his country of residence sooner than planned after receiving the stipend, the fellow must refund the remaining portion of the paid stipend to the relevant core institution.
  • The fellow’s staying in one activity area for exceeding 30 days will not be approved under any circumstances.
  • Small fund

JPY 150,000 will be also provided to the fellow for the expenses for intercity transportation more than 100 kilometers so that the fellow’s research objective is to be satisfactorily accomplished within one activity area. For example, in the case where the fellow from ASEAN or Japan visits London during her/his stay in Paris; the round-trip train fare will be covered by this fund. However, this fund does not cover those items to be compensated by the stipend, e.g., those expenses such as transportation in London, meals etc.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in ASEAN, Europe, and Japan

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • This Fellowship Program is open to the mid-career level researchers conducting relevant and contemporary policy research or policy makers to whose career development such research will contribute. Possible topics may be transnational issues affecting ASEAN region and its partners such as environment, geographical security issues, social inequalities and economic growth.
  • Applicants must hold nationality in either Japan, countries of ASEAN or those of EU.
  • Applicants must be in good health.

Nationality: Applicants must hold nationality in either Japan, countries of ASEAN or those of EU.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: This Fellowship Program is open to the mid-career level researchers conducting relevant and contemporary policy research or policy makers to whose career development such research will contribute.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Japan Scholarships

How to Apply: Application materials are curriculum vitae, a research plan (see instructions below) and two letters of reference. They should be submitted to the applicant’s home core institution by the end of August 2017.

(1) The curriculum vitae (its sample form is attached as Exhibit

1) Should include the following:

  • Name, Nationality, Date of Birth, Sex and Current Institutional Affiliation
  • Education (degrees, institutions, dates)
  • Employment History (rank, institutions, dates)
  • Honors and Awards e. Significant Publications/Scholarly Works

(2) The research plan (its sample form is attached as Exhibit 2) should include the following:

  • Statement of the project theme, goals and contribution/significance of the project
  • Expected output or product from the research and dissemination plan (report, publications etc.)
  • Project Timeline

Application Deadline: The deadline for application is August 31, 2017.

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