Applications are open for a fully funded study program (lectures and field trips) for researchers (graduate or post-graduate) that is sponsored by Kogakkan University and Ise City. It will be held in and around Ise, which is home to the Ise Jingu shrine complex, of course, but there are two days in Nara and Kyoto planned as well. The application deadline is November 30, 2016 (Wednesday), and the program will be held from February 20, 2017 (Monday) to March 10, 2017 (Friday). Applicants can be based overseas or in Japan. It is a great opportunity to learn more about Shinto, the region, its history, and Japanese culture in general. Please see the link below for details about eligibility, requirements, last year’s schedule, past participants, and so forth.