The Japan Foundation Indo-Pacific Partnership Program (JFIPP Research Fellowship)

JFIPP Japan Foundation Indo-Pacific Partnership Program Application Research fellowship

The Japan Foundation (JF) is pleased to announce a new fellowship program, the Japan Foundation Indo-Pacific Partnership (JFIPP) Research Fellowship, with the purpose of building partnerships and intellectual networks in the Indo-Pacific region.

Overview and Objectives of the Program

This program is designed to promote international research and collaborative activities on common policy issues that require cooperation and engagement within and beyond the Indo-Pacific region, with the purpose of contributing to the maintenance and strengthening of a free and open international order in the Indo-Pacific region, bringing about peace and prosperity to the entire region.

The program aims to encourage a new generation of researchers, experts, and practitioners who share the same concerns to build a new platform for intellectual cooperation, and to support the formulation of new policy proposals, visions, and initiatives from the Indo-Pacific region with a long-term, future-oriented perspective to contribute to resolving the issues.

Application for FY2024 fellowship New

Deadline: June 14, 2024 (Friday) noon (Japan Standard Time)
Please refer to Program Guidelines for more information.

Eligibility of Applicants

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. a.Applicants must be citizens of Japan, Australia, India, or the U.S.A., or must have at least five years of strong and serious professional experience at an institution in one of these four countries.
  2. b.Researchers must hold a Ph.D. or the highest academic degree in their field of expertise. Non-research professionals must have a total of seven or more years of work experience in a field related to their proposed research.
Field of research
  • We are accepting applications for policy-oriented projects that contribute to the maintenance and strengthening of a free and open international order in the Indo-Pacific region, bringing about peace and prosperity to the entire region.
    These projects should address current and future issues facing the Indo-Pacific region and the wider world today that invite regional connectivity and collaboration.
  • Possible topics for the Fellowship might include, but are not limited to, climate change, global health, disaster prevention and recovery, mitigating social and economic disparity, demographic shifts, economic security, energy security, food crisis, maritime cooperation (such as maritime law), development cooperation, cyber security, digital transformation, and green transformation.
    Interdisciplinary proposals that crosscut traditional boundaries (e.g. Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, etc.) are welcomed.
  • JFIPP Fellowship is designed for multi-country research, and proposals must include at least two countries for research activities other than the applicant’s base country.
    Proposals carried out in only one country are not eligible for this program.
Fellowship period
  1. a.The Fellowship can cover between 4-12 months of research. Fellowship period must begin between January 1 and December 31, 2025.
  2. b.The Fellowship tenure period may be divided into two blocks, if necessary, but must be completed within 15 months of the start of the fellowship.
  • At least half of the fellowship tenure period must be in Japan for non-Japan-based fellows or in one of the other three countries (Australia, India, or the U.S.A.) for Japan-based fellows.
    *Fellows are responsible for making the arrangements for local collaborators and/or host institutions in their destination countries.
Benefits of the Fellowship

The Fellowship will cover the following expenses:

  1. a.Round-trip discount economy class international airfare (only for Fellow)
  2. b.Accommodation and research allowance
  3. c.A one-time lump-sum payment for relocation expenses
  4. d.Additional allowance for dependent family members that accompany the fellow overseas for a minimum of 3 continuous months
  5. e.Overseas travel insurance (please see guidelines for specific details)
Number of Awardees 20 (TBD)
Application Procedures
  1. (1)Application deadline: June 14, 2024 (Friday) noon (Japan Standard Time)
  2. (2) How to apply:
    1. a.Download the application documents from the links below.
    2. b.Submit the following application documents (a)-(e) by email attachment to (When sending an e-mail, please enter a half-width character instead of a full-width character "@.")
      For efficient processing, please include “JFIPP Fellowship Application” in the subject line of the email:
      1. (a)(Form A) Executive Summary
      2. (b)(Form B) Project Statement Form
      3. (c)(Form C) Information on Applicant and Project Proposal
      4. (d)(Form D) Curriculum Vitae
      5. (e)(Form E) Confidential Reference Letters (At least two are required)
  3. (3)Program Guidelines / Application Forms:
Notification of results November 2024 (TBD)

List of Fellows New

Sixteen (16) fellows have been selected as the first cohort of recipients of the JFIPP Research Fellowship in JFY2023.


The International Advisory Committee for the JFIPP Research Fellowship is composed of the following advisors.
The International Advisory Committee are commissioned to review applications and provide guidance on various aspects of the program.

  • Hiroshi Nakanishi (Professor, Kyoto University)
  • Sheila Smith (John E. Merow Senior Fellow for Asia-Pacific Studies, Council on Foreign Relations)
  • Rory Medcalf (Head of the National Security College, Australian National University)
  • Raja Mohan (Senior Fellow, Asia Society Policy Institute)
  • Saori N. Katada (Professor, University of Southern California)
  • Kiyoteru Tsutsui (Professor, Stanford University)
  • Motohiro Tsuchiya (Professor, Keio University)

[Contact Us]

Secretariat of JFIPP Fellowship Program
Global Partnerships Department
The Japan Foundation (JF)
Tel: +81-(0)3-5369-6072
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