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RIHN Invited Scholar Program

Overview

  • Invited Scholar from the U.S., 2017
    Invited Scholar from the U.S., 2017
  • Research Fellow from Thailand, 2018
    Research Fellow from Thailand, 2018

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Selection Criteria

  1. Can the proposed role of the candidate be expected to help further the mission of RIHN?
  2. Does the proposal concretely indicate how the candidate will contribute to the development of the intellectual foundation and strategic direction of RIHN?
  3. Are previous achievements and experiences of the candidate distinguished and relevant to contribute to the development of RIHN?
  4. Has sufficient consultation between the candidate and the host researcher taken place prior to application?

Period of Stay at RIHN

The period of stay ranges from one month up to one year, within the fiscal year 2019 (April 1, 2019-March 31, 2020).

Expectations and Duties

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:

  1. Give one or more lectures at the RIHN seminar series
  2. Submit a short report including suggestions to RIHN

Eligibility

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.

Stipend

A stipend is paid monthly according to the regulations of RIHN ranging from 381,000 to 766,000 JPY.

Travel expenses

Travel expenses for one round trip economy-class ticket between home institution and RIHN are reimbursed.

Accommodation

The RIHN House, located on the Institute premises, is available for accommodation at the Visiting Scholar’s expense.

Working Hours and Holidays

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.

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It establishes a de facto total of working hours in advance, for which researchers are then paid regardless of the actual number of hours worked. In RIHN’s system, the de facto total of working hours is 7 hours and 45mins per day, 38hours and 45mins per week, and researchers are asked to sign in when coming to the Institute.

Selection

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 Schedule

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
(E-mail) , 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.

For further information, please contact:

International Affairs Subsection, Planning and Collaboration Section, Administrative Office RIHN

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Tel:+81-75-707-2152
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