Funding: Nanzan Post-Doc Research Fellowship 2016

money [150-2]The Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture is happy to announce a new fellowship for one post-doctoral student who has received a PhD from a university outside of Japan in the field of religious studies with a focus on some aspect of religion in Japan. The fellowship is supported by a Nanzan University program for the promotion of global exchanges.


Period of the fellowship: 1 September 2016–31 March 2017 (7 months)

Number of recipients: 1

The fellow will receive a round-trip airplane ticket between the international airport closest to his or her current address and the Central Japan International Airport (Centrair).

The fellow will receive a stipend of 200,000 JPY per month during the period mentioned above.

The fellow is expected to concentrate 60% of his or her work on post-doctoral research, for which a private office will be provided in the Nanzan Institute building.

The fellow is expected to spend the other 40% on research activities of the Nanzan Institute, such as assisting editorial work for the Japanese Journal of Religious Studies and participating in research projects and meetings at the Institute.

The fellow may apply for room and board at the Paulus Heim, located near the Institute (see for details).


Applicants should send the following documents by e-mail attachment no later than 29 February 2016 to and .

  • Full CV/resume, including list of publications
  • Research statement explaining the theme and content of your proposed research during your stay in Japan (about 4 pages)
  • Two letters of recommendation

The successful recipient will be notified by 30 April 2016.

For further information or questions, please contact Paul Swanson at

About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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