Global On-Site Training Fellowship for Young Researchers to Protect Cultural Heritage and Art Works

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Guidelines for FY 2012 (Second Half) Application


Applicants need to fully understand the Program’s mission to send young researchers overseas to acquire “Global On-Site Training to Protect Cultural Heritage and Art Works”. The following categories of the researchers are eligible:

  • Undergraduates, graduate students including research assistants, postdoctoral fellows, assistants, assistant professors, and lecturers of Ritsumeikan University.
  • JSPS Research Fellows (DC and PD), whose advisors or supervisors belong to the University.
Program Objectives
The Program is designed for research, fieldwork, internship, seminar participation, and paper presentation at the academic meeting, but not to be used for poster presentation without verbal presentation.
Period of Research Overseas
The participants must leave for their overseas destination from November 1, 2012, stay out of Japan for a minimum of a few days and a maximum of two months and come back to Japan no later than January 25, 2013.
Reflecting what the Program is designed for, however, the Centers give priority to postdoctoral fellows, assistants, assistant professors, and lecturers who plan to go abroad for a considerable period of time, that is, two months, including the days of leaving from and returning to Japan. Moreover, if you wish to leave in October and to go to more than one country in a trip, please consult the staff of the Research Office beforehand.
Based on the JSPS guidelines on how to handle and administer the Researcher Overseas Visit Fund (Institutional Program for Young Researcher Overseas Visit), the following expenses will be covered:
  • A Round-trip fare, directly related to your overseas visit, which includes airport fee and immigration tax
  • Transport expenses within Japan, directly related to your overseas visit
  • Accommodation expenses and daily allowance
-Please refer to the Application Guidelines for more details.
Number of Positions Available
A few positions.
Application Forms: One of each of the followings, all in A4-size paper, printed on both sides.

    ■In the case of paper presentation at academic meeting:

  • Forms for business trips
    “Travel Requisition Form”, if you are a research assistant, postdoctoral fellow, assistant, assistant professor, or lecturer.
    “Ritsumeikan Statement of Travel Expenses”, if you are an undergraduate, graduate student, or JSPS Research Fellow (PD and DC).
  • Conference programs or other materials to give an overview of the academic meeting.

    ■ In the case of research, fieldwork, internship, or seminar participation:

  • Application Form, prescribed.
  • A proof of your foreign language proficiency, i.e., a certificate of language proficiency test score, or other forms of certificates or proofs.
  • Internship or seminar brochures to give an overview of the program, if applicable.
Application Deadline
  • Deadline: By 5 p.m. on September 26 (Wed.), 2012, without any exceptions.
  • Where to submit:
    Research Office (Kinugasa), Ritsumeikan University
    *On the second floor of Shugakukan, Kinugasa Campus
    ATTN: Tomomi NAKATANI (Ms.)
    Research Office (BKC) GCOE Office, Ritsumeikan University
    *On the first floor of BOUSAI System Research Center, Biwako-Kusatsu Campus
    ATTN: Yuka UMEHARA (Ms.)
  • How to submit: Bring the required documents to the Office.

Application-related Documents

Application Guidelines Download
Application Form Download


When preparing your application documents, please consult closely with your advisor or the faculty member in charge.