Deadline: 31 August (annual)
Program Starts: July 2012
The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals offers two categories of fellowships/scholars which based on the applicant’s age. The API Senior Fellowships which are 40 years of age or more and API Fellowships for the age of below 40 years.This program promotes a mutual learning and create a community for public intellectuals in the Asian Countries. This targets those researchers, academics, media professionals, artists, creative writers, NGO activists, social workers, public servants and other moral authorities like those who work for the betterment of the society. The scholarship inclusions are stipend and housing allowance for the time spent overseas on the project in which the amount varies by country, international transportation costs (one round trip only), domestic transportation allowance, travel insurance during the fellowship period, research allowance for computer costs, field expenses, books, translation fees, etc. The current participating countries for this API Scholarships are Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. The fellowships/scholars must find their host institution(s) in the country where they will carry out the project.
Applicants must hold the nationality or proper resident status in one of the participating countries and live in the country during the application for both API senior fellowships and API fellowships. They must also attend the interview at the designated date and place. The project proposal of the applicant must take place and should be accomplished within the period of July 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013 but the fellowship period must be continuous. For API senior fellowships, they must have the ability and experience to conduct research projects and/or professional activities in the participating countries other than the applicant’s native country or residence country. They could undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities in up to four (4) of the participating countries for continuous period of between one (1) and twelve (12) months but in a country(ies) other than the applicant’s native country. They must also possess an ability, influence, and means to disseminate the results of their research projects and/or professional activities. Furthermore, the API fellowship must have the ability and desire to engage in research projects and/or professional activities in the participating countries other than the applicant’s native country. Like of the API senior fellowship, they must also undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities in the same period of time in two (2) of the participating countries.
For more detailed instruction for application, it is important to visit the official website of API (www.api-fellowships.org). The application forms can be downloaded from the official website. An application including (a) Application Form (b) A Curriculum Vitae (c) A Cover Letter (d) Two Reference Letters must be submitted in one envelope addressed to the Partner Institution in your country. The application period is from July 1, 2011 to August 31, 2011.