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Abe Fellowship Program for International Multidisciplinary Research, 2021

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The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) are inviting applications for the Abe fellowship program. The fellowship is awarded to the citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries to pursue research in the social sciences and related disciplines.

The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period. Members of the American research community must spend at least one-third of the fellowship tenure in Japan. Members of the Japanese research community must spend at least one-third of the fellowship tenure in the USA.

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Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded for international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to anyone or any combination of the four themes below. The themes are:
-Threats to Personal, Societal, and International Security
-Growth and Sustainable Development
-Social, Scientific, and Cultural Trends and Transformations
-Governance, Empowerment, and Participation

Course Level: Fellowship is available to undertake research programme at an American or Japanese institution.

Programme Provider: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)

Award can be taken at: Anywhere in the world. USA and Japan (Members of the American research community must spend at least one-third of the fellowship tenure in Japan. Members of the Japanese research community must spend at least one-third of the fellowship tenure in the U.S. )

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Eligibility:
-This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.
-Applicants must hold a PhD or the terminal degree in their field or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience at the time of application.
-Previous language training is not a prerequisite for this Fellowship. However, if the research project requires language ability, the applicant should provide evidence of adequate proficiency to complete the project.
-Applications from researchers in professions other than academia are encouraged with the expectation that the product of the fellowship will contribute to the wider body of knowledge on the topic specified.
-Projects proposing to address key policy issues or seeking to develop a concrete policy proposal must reflect nonpartisan positions.

 Open for International Students:  This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.

Description:  The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) and the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. Funding for the Abe Fellowship Program is provided by CGP. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem-solving.

Number of awards: Approximately 13 awards are made in a given year.

Duration of award(s): The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period. Fellowship tenure must begin between April 1 and December 31 of a given year. Fellowship tenure need not be continuous, but must be concluded within 24 months of initial activation of the Fellowship.

What does it cover? The amount of the Abe Fellowship is not fixed. It varies widely, depending on the details of the research plan and on whether the award includes salary replacement.

Online Application: The mode of applying is online.

Application Deadline:The application deadline is September 1 annually.

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