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Matsumae Research Fellowship Program in Japan

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Matsumae Research Fellowship Program in Japan is being offered for the period of 3 to 6 months. The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) established the Research Fellowship Program in 1980, based on the founder’s idea of “Towards a Greater Understanding of Japan and a Lasting World Peace.”

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Shigeyoshi Matsumae, born in Kumamoto, Japan, earned his bachelor’s degree in 1925 from Tohoku Imperial University. He created the “Long Distance Non-Loaded Cable Carrier Communication System” in 1935, which substantially aided the establishment of a worldwide communications network. He received his doctorate in engineering in 1937. Following that, he was exposed to Kanzo UCHIMURA, a well-known Christian theologian, and decided to pursue a career as a teacher under his influence. He was named General Director of the Ministry of Communications’ Engineering Department in 1941.

He was dispatched to the front lines of the Philippines by then-Premier TOJO as a second-class private in the Imperial Army during WWII because he appealed for the end of hostilities and passionately opposed the TOJO Cabinet’s war policies. He was able to return to Japan shortly before the war ended when conditions had improved. He was assigned to the position of Minister of Communications.

He began to rebuild a private college that he had created during the conflict after the war ended. He built what is today known as the Tokai University Educational System on this foundation. He was elected to the Japanese Parliament’s Lower House in 1952 and served for 17 years.


Eligibility for Matsumae Research Fellowship Program in Japan:

1.The candidate must acquire an invitation letter from the Japanese host institution.
2. The candidate has to be a Ph.D. recipient (Doctoral degree).
3. The candidate must’ve been 49 years of age or younger on the day of submission of the application materials.
4. The candidate should be able to interact well in English or Japanese.
5. The candidate must not have any prior or ongoing stays in Japan.
6. The candidate should have a job in their native country, want to return there after the scholarship, and support the growth of their nation.


Research Areas:

  1. Natural science
  2. Engineering
  3. Medicine 

The session for Matsumae Research Fellowship Program in Japan:

Between April 2022 and March 2023, 3 to 6 months are available.

The candidate must specify the length of their stay, including the start and end months.

For example, from September 2022 to February 2023, for a period of six months.


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Matsumae Research Fellowship Program in Japan

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