The Abe Fellowship program is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Applications are welcome from scholars and non-academic research professionals. Funding for the program is provided by the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Applicants are invited to submit proposals by Sep 1 annually for research in the social sciences or the humanities relevant to any one or combination of the following three themes: (1) traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy, (2) global and regional economic issues, and (3) social and cultural issues. The program provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States. Open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States. Visit website for complete details and an application.
The stipend is $23,500, which includes one round-trip air ticket, funds to prepare for overseas fieldwork, and support for interpretation.