1st December 2019 at 17:50 Tokyo local time 



(Paid Opportunity)


 MINERVA Japan Fellowship and Exchange Programme 2019

The Research Fellow will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Center, which should result in a consistent policy report (70-100 pages), to be owned by the Center. Apart from research on a pre-determined topic, the Research Fellow will be expected to support the daily analytical activities of the Center, including media monitoring, policy briefings, seminar reports,etc in the form of an exchange program.

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The fellowship will cover the following topics: Assessment of Japan’s policies, development and contribution in the Space Sector for Security and Defense. Updated analysis of Japan’s industrial policy (current and future trends) and SME strategy and policy. Analysis of the EU corporate demand and technology offer for technology transfer opportunities from Japanese SMEs, academia and research organizations. more topics from here.The EU-Japan Center for Industrial Cooperation will provide assistance in obtaining the visa for Japan.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

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Eligible Countries


Program Period

6 months.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Minimum requirements: EU / COSME or Japanese citizenship
  • They must be professionals (trade and economic analysts, academics, scientists, civil servants) with a proven interest in EU-Japan cooperation from multiple perspectives (trade/market access, industrial policy issues, R&D, etc
  • carry university degree, strong interest and motivation in Japan and EU-Japan relations.
  • The following elements will constitute an advantage in the selection process: previous professional experience with Japan
  • an already advanced study/research on one of the priority topics, Japanese language abilities.

Opportunity Cost

(Paid Opportunity)

  • The fellowship is worth 2500 EUR/month (paid in JPY)
  • 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 1000 EUR.
  • Insurance: the Research Fellow shall take out a personal insurance policy for the whole duration of the Fellowship to cover :
  • Travel
  • Personal health
  • Accident insurance
  • Third-party liability (private life): insurance against the loss of, or damage to, his/her personal property, and insurance against any injury, loss or damage suffered by a third person for which the Participant is personally liable.

How to Apply

First Step: The candidates should specify the slot for which they are applying.

Second Step: Application documents to be submitted: CV, Covering Letter, Research Topic-Research Plan (1-2 A4 pages).

Third Step: Contents of each MINERVA application should flow coherently and contain substance, in order to allow the selection board to see clear and easy-to-understand connections between the candidate’s background, the letter of motivation and his/her research plan.

The application materials and eventual relevant documentation must be submitted by email to

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This Scholarship Published by:
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Reviewed by” Eman Fadel Ali / Egypt
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