Via JETAA DC. Posted by Kay Monroe (Miyazaki-shi, 1995 -97).
Position: Affairs Fellowship
Posted by: International Affairs Fellowship in Japan
Start Date: N/A
CFR 2013–2014 International Affairs Fellowship in Japan. Sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd.
Founded in 1997, the International Affairs Fellowship in Japan (IAF-J), sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., seeks to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation between the rising generations of leaders in the United States and Japan. The program provides a selected group of mid-career U.S. citizens the opportunity to expand their professional horizons by spending a period of research or other professional activity in Japan.
The IAF-J is only open to U.S. citizens between the ages of twenty-seven and forty-five. The program is intended primarily for those without substantial prior experience in Japan, although the selection committee has made exceptions when it considered that the fellowship would allow an individual to add a significant new dimension to his or her career. Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement.
The program awards a stipend in yen which covers travel and living expenses in Japan. Fellows are considered independent contractors rather than employees of CFR, and are not eligible for
employment benefits, including health insurance.
The deadline to apply online is October 1, 2012.
How to Apply:
Online application instructions and program details can be found online at www.cfr.org/ fellowships <http://www.cfr. org/thinktank/ fellowships/ iaf_japan. html>
For more information, please contact fellowships@ cfr.org or 212.434.9740