Matsumae (MIF) Fellowship 2025 in Japan (Fully Funded)

The Matsumae International Foundation (MIF) Fellowship 2025 is an opportunity for PhD Degree holders to carry out research in Japan in their fields. Japan is an ideal place for any student whether they are studying undergrad or a grad degree program. Fellowship holders can conduct research in any field but priority will be given to the applicants who are in the fields of natural science, engineering, and medicine. The duration of the Matsumae (MIF) Fellowship 2025 is six months.

This is a unique platform for all the PhD holders to conduct research in Japan in a good environment, and work with great fellows. Explore Japan during the research period. The MIF fellowship will cover all the expenses such as flight tickets, meals, accommodation, and a monthly stipend for living expenses. The MIF was founded in 1979 by Dr. Matsumae to fill the gap and act as a bridge between Japan and other countries by inviting talented and young researchers to conduct research and provide solutions related to their home countries. More details about the Matsumae (MIF) Fellowship 2025 are given below.

Details About Matsumae (MIF) Fellowship 2025 in Japan

  • Host Country: Japan
  • Who can Apply: PhD holders
  • Duration: 6 Months
  • Deadline: 30th June 2024

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Fellowship Period

Six months between April 2025 to March 2026.

No. of Fellows and Statistics

The MIF will select 15 applicants for 2025. The MIF has invited over 850 researchers from 120 countries and regions to Japan in the 42 years since its establishment.

Matsumae (MIF) Fellowship 2025 in Japan

Fellowship Amount and Benefits

  • A monthly allowance of JPY 220,000 is provided to cover expenses.
  • An arrival fund of JPY 120,000 is provided.
  • Round-trip economy class airfare is provided.
  • Overseas travel insurance with medical treatment.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree at the time of application.
  • Applicants must obtain an acceptance letter from the host institution.
  • Applicants must be 45 years old or younger at the application deadline.
  • Similarly, an applicant must not have previously worked in Japan.

Host Institution Selection in Japan

Applicants are free to choose any university, college, or research institute in Japan. Search any university or professor related to your field. Approach them whether they are interested in working with you or not.

Required Documents

  • Research plan 
  • Application Form
  • Reason for an application why you are interested.
  • Soft copy of publications
  • CV and list of publications
  • Recommendation letter from employer
  • Soft copies of academic transcript and diploma/degree
  • Invitation letter from a Host Japanese professor or scholar 

How to Apply for the Matsumae International Foundation Fellowship 2025?

You can not apply online. All applicants must submit their application along with the documents via email. The official source is given below.

  • The applicant should send the application documents by email at
  • The results will be announced on the MIF website in Late November 2024.
  • Applicants will get a letter of selection.
  • Do not combine the documents.
  • The size should be more than 10 MBs.


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