Kyoto Gakuen University Research Fellowship

Kyoto Gakuen University (KGU) is offering two annual grants of $10,000 to Harvard graduate students and faculty to cover the costs of travel and accommodations to conduct research in Kyoto on a topic related to Asia.

Recipients will be expected to remain in Kyoto for three months where they will be provided with an office at KGU and library access. Recipients will be expected to make use of the office regularly (2-3 days per week, 2-3 hours per day) and will be asked to give two lectures during their stay. Start dates are flexible but must begin no later than June 1, 2019.

Note on visa support:

If the applicant requires a visa, they should indicate on the application form a start date two weeks in advance of the actual arrival and two weeks after the actual departure (for a total of four months). If traveling on a visa it is recommended to allow one month for the application process. This is not necessary if the applicant will not require a visa or will already be in Japan in which case a three month duration should be indicated on the application form.

This fellowship has no citizenship requirements and recipients are not precluded from holding concurrent affiliations with other institutions.

Application requirements are:

Application form (available for download on this page) including project proposal of 1,000 words, CV, and one letter of recommendation. Please note that letters of recommendation must be sent directly by the writer to

Please submit all materials as Word documents by May 28, 5:00 p.m., Japanese Standard Time (4:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) to

Results will be announced June 15, 2018.

KGU Fellowship Application Form 2018