The Matsumae International Foundation Research Fellowship Programme 2025

Established in 1979, the Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) has a dual purpose: to beckon promising young researchers to Japanese research institutions, fostering their capabilities to address issues within their countries, and to support endeavors that forge connections between Japan and other nations. Drawing inspiration from the esteemed Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany, MIF, operating as a private entity, actively conducts initiatives to invite researchers from across the globe to Japan. This invitation extends to individuals irrespective of their nationality, religion, or political background, providing them with a unique opportunity to engage in research unburdened by obligations. Since its inception, MIF has welcomed approximately 800 researchers hailing from 120 countries/regions, contributing significantly to the cultivation of a diverse and collaborative global research community.

MIF – Research Fellowship Programme 2025

The MIF – Research Fellowship Programme 2025 invites non-Japanese Ph.D. holders to embark on a transformative research journey within Japanese academic institutions. The fellowship spans six months, running from April 2025 to March 2026. Applicants must be 45 years old or younger at the time of application, with a birth year on or after 1979.

Preference will be given to researchers specializing in the following thematic areas:

  • Natural Science
  • Medicine
  • Engineering

The call for candidates opens on April 1, 2024, at Japan Central Time, and concludes on June 30, 2024, at Japan Standard Time.

For further details regarding this exceptional opportunity, please visit the Fellowship Announcement page on The Matsumae International Foundation’s website:

Visit the below link to read further on this opportunity.

Organization: Matsumae International Foundation (MIF)

Email: see link below

Application Deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024 (Japan Standard Time)

Further Information: Fellowship Announcement | The Matsumae International Foundation (

This article was last updated on: February 7, 2024