Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals

May 20, 2009 by
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Deadline: 31 August 2009 (offered each year)
Study in: Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines
Level of Study: Research Fellowship
Research Themes: Changing Identities and their Social, Historical, and Cultural Context; Reflections on the Human Condition and the Search for Social Justice; Globalization: Structures, Processes, and Alternatives

The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships Program) is designed to stimulate the creation of a pool of such intellectuals in the region. They aim to promote mutual learning among Asian public intellectuals and to contribute to the growth of public spaces in which effective responses to regional needs can be generated.

Host Institutions:
The project must be carried out in any of the API Participating Countries, but NOT in your native country or country of residence. You will need to find a Host Institution in the country where you carry out the project.

Anyone involved in the production and exchange of knowledge or ideas in line with the goals of API Fellowships Program. This includes academics, researchers, media professionals, artists, writers, NGO workers, social workers, public servants and others who work for the betterment of society.  General eligibility requirements include:

– Applicants must hold the nationality or proper resident status in one of the five (5) Participating Countries and reside in the country at the time of application;

– Applicants must attend an interview at a designated date and place;

– The proposed project by the applicant must take place and should be completed within the period of July 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011 (Note: The fellowship period must be continuous.);

– Applicants must have a basic knowledge of English or a language(s) spoken in the country(ies) where the proposed research and/or activities are conducted; and

Applicants must be based in the region/country and will continue to be so in the future.

See the specific eligibility requirements for API fellowships and the Senior API fellowships  here.

Scholarship Coverage:

– A stipend and housing allowance for the time spent overseas on the project, the amount varies by country;

– International transportation costs, for one round trip only;

– Domestic transportation allowance;

– Research allowance to cover computer costs, field expenses, books, translation fees, etc.; and

– Travel insurance during the fellowship period.

How to apply:
Read this link and visit the official website for detailed application instructions.

Contact Information:

API Fellowship Partner Institution in the Philippines

Ms. Isabel Consuelo A. Nazareno / Ms. Reina Rose A. Perez
School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University
Ground floor, Center for Community Services (CCS) Building
Social Development Complex, Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108 Philippines
Tel: +63-2-426-6001 ext. 5205
Fax: +63-2-426-1279
Email: /

Link to Official Website:


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