Minerva EU-Japan Fellowship Programme

Deadline: 15 July 2014
Open to: EU and Japanese professional with a proven interest in EU-Japan cooperation
Fellowship: 1,700 EUR/month


 The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 month in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues.  The Research Fellow will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Centre, which should result in a consistent policy report (20-30 pages), to be owned by the Centre.

Apart from research on a pre-determined topic, the Research Fellow will be expected to support the daily analytical activities of the Centre, including media monitoring, policy briefings, seminar reports, etc.


This fellowship is addressed to EU and Japanese professionals (trade and economic analysts, academics, scientists, civil servants) with a proven interest in Japan and EU-Japan cooperation from multiple perspectives (trade/market access, industrial policy issues, R&D, etc). Candidates must possess EU or Japanese citizenship, university degree, and a strong interest in Japan and EU-Japan relations.

Previous professional experience with Japan, an already advanced study/research on one of the priority topics, and Japanese language abilities will constitute an advantage in the selection process.


The fellowship is worth 1,700 EUR/month (paid in Japanese Yen) and covers a period of 6 months. The fellowship is expected to cover basic daily expenses and accommodation in Tokyo. A Research Fellow selected from outside Japan, will receive an additional travel subsidy of up to 1,000 EUR. 

The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation will provide assistance in obtaining the visa for Japan as well as various logistical assistance (finding accommodation, etc).


The next deadline for applications is 15 July 2014.

resume, a covering letter and a Research Topic-Research Plan (1-2 A4 pages) are the application documents to be submitted. The application materials and eventual requests for clarification should be sent electronically to the following address: minerva@eu-japan.gr.jp.

For further information please visit the official website.

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