Applications should be completed in English.
In principle, applications must be submitted via the online system, which can be accessed only during the application period. Please be sure to submit all required information by the respective deadlines, which are indicated in Japan Standard Time (JST). Applications sent by email or those that are either incomplete or late will not be considered. All applicants are required to read “5. Screening and Evaluation Criteria” carefully prior to submitting their applications.
There are two steps in completing the application process.
FIRST STEP: Preliminary registration
The first step is preliminary registration. The applicant should provide the following basic information about himself/herself via the online form between June 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST.
- Applicant’s name (first name, family name)
- Regularly used email address
- Name of applicant’s home Sylff institution
- The first year of applicant’s Sylff fellowship period
- Applicant’s status (A. enrolled in a doctoral program; B. received doctoral degree within past 3 years)
- If B, date the degree was conferred
- Applicant’s current affiliation and title
SECOND STEP: Application submission
After screening the basic information provided in the first step, eligible applicants will be informed of a web link enabling them to proceed to the second step to submit their formal applications via an electronic application system.
The system will be open from mid-July 2022 to August 19, 2022, 11:59 p.m. JST
[Applicants Must Submit the Following]
- Research proposal (prescribed form containing the following information)
- Research orientation category: “academic contribution” or “social contribution”
- Title of research project (max. 30 words)
- Total research period (must be between October 15, 2022, and September 30, 2023)
- Research questions and research objectives (max. 100 words)
- Applicants are required to state:
- Key scientific question(s) to be addressed, along with relevant context
- Significance of the proposed research and its position in the relevant field
- Research plan and implementation period
(max. 100 words per category)
|(1) Documentary research
|(2) Data collection and analysis
|(4) Online activities
- Expected research outcomes (max. 100 words)
Applicants should state the expected research results and outputs in line with the research objective and research plan.
- Social engagement activities or nonacademic achievements, if any (max. 100 words)
Please describe applicant’s involvement in social engagement activities or nonacademic achievements related to his/her field of specialization.
- Proposed budget (prescribed form)
- A letter of recommendation from an academic authority with a good understanding of applicant’s research proposal (academic supervisor, expert, etc.) (prescribed form)
The letter should be scanned and submitted in PDF or JPEG format. It should have a digital or physical signature of the recommender and refer to the significance of the applicant’s research project. References other than the above will not be relevant to the evaluation.