The period of stay ranges from one month up to one year, within the fiscal year 2019 (April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020).
Invited Scholars are expected to contribute to the development of the Institute’s intellectual foundations and strategic directions. This can be done in many ways, including lectures, seminars, collaborative research, participation in RIHN events and providing concrete feedback and advice.
Invited Scholars are also expected to:
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification/experience, and concurrently be employed in an overseas research institute as home institution. The program is open to researchers based outside of Japan (including those with Japanese nationality) and researchers based in Japan with a nationality other than Japanese. Candidates are nominated by RIHN faculty members and selected competitively.
A stipend is paid monthly according to the regulations of RIHN ranging from 381,000 to 766,000 JPY.
Travel expenses for one round trip economy-class ticket between home institution and RIHN are reimbursed.
The RIHN House, located on the Institute premises, is available for accommodation at the Visiting Scholar’s expense.
Invited Scholars are treated as faculty members employed by the National Institutes for Humanities (NIHU). A discretionary labor system* is applied for working hours. Invited Scholar are entitled to a paid vacation from 2 days up to 20 days according to the length of stay.
Invited Scholars are selected competitively following nomination by RIHN senior faculty.
*For the nomination form, please contact International Affairs Subsection by faculty members at RIHN.
Selection of Invited Scholars takes place during the months of October to December. The International Affairs Subsection will notify the prospective host researcher of the result of selection between December 2018 and January 2019.
Please note that inquiries about the selection results or about the method of selection and details of the selection process cannot not be responded to.
|July -September, 2018||Nomination
Distribution of the recommendation forms and related guidelines.
|Tuesday, September 25, 2018||Deadline for nominations
Documents must be sent by e-mail to the International Affairs Subsection
() , RIHN, no later than this date.
|September, 2018||Notification of receipt of recommendations will be sent to every nominating host by email.|
|October - December, 2018||Review and selection
RIHN examines the nomination documents and selects Invited Scholars at the selection meeting.
|December, 2018 - January, 2019||Notification
The International Affairs Subsection will notify the prospective host researchers of the result.
|January, 2019||Invited Scholars will receive detailed information about the relevant procedures from the International Affairs Subsection.
(Arrangements for coming to Japan start around three months before arrival.)
|From April, 2019||Invited Scholars come to Japan to start their stay.|
International Affairs Subsection, Planning and Collaboration Section, Administrative Office RIHNEmail：