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Social Science Research Council Abe Fellowship 2017

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The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) in conjunction with the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) is delighted to inviting applications for  “The Abe Fellowship”. The AFJ competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan with at least five years of professional journalistic experience with newspapers, newsmagazines, wire services, and online news organizations. The Abe Fellowship for Journalists is designed to encourage in-depth coverage of topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan through individual short-term policy-related projects. Social Science Research Council will provide the stipend of $23,500.

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is an independent, international, nonprofit organization founded in 1923. It fosters innovative research, nurtures new generations of social scientists, deepens how inquiry is practiced within and across disciplines and mobilizes necessary knowledge on important public issues.

Eligibility:

To be considered, applicants must comply with all the following requirements:

  • The AFJ competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan with at least five years of professional journalistic experience with newspapers, newsmagazines, wire services, and online news organizations. Freelancers are also eligible. Nationals of other countries must be permanent residents of the United States or Japan or have a long-term affiliation with the American or Japanese journalistic communities.
  • US-based applicants with no previous journalistic employment in Japan have priority; Japan-based applicants with no previous journalistic employment in the United States have priority.
  • Proposals must be nonpartisan.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants can apply online for the scholarship through the given linkhttp://soap.ssrc.org/

Financial Aid and Award Money:

  • The stipend is $23,500, which includes one round-trip air ticket, funds to prepare for overseas fieldwork, and support for interpretation. Fellows may receive a salary from their employers, but cannot carry out assignments while on the award.
  • The program provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States. The term may be divided between the principal destination and another country. For example, for Americans, four weeks in Japan and two weeks in another country in the region, and for Japanese, four weeks in the United States and two weeks in Canada or Mexico.

Application Deadline: 

The application deadline for the scholarship is September 15 annually.

Link for More Information:

http://www.ssrc.org/fellowships/view/abe-fellowship-for-journalists/

Contact Information:

For further information, please contact at abe-at-ssrc.org

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