Short-term Research Program in Japan

Over years of the project implementation, hundreds of graduates have been produced and a number of them returned home country to teach at sending Member Institutions. They are becoming invaluable resources of the Institutions. To enable them to contribute to higher standard of the institution, their research and educational capacity needs to be continuously enhanced. Short-Term Training/Research Program in Japan is then launched in order to boost the capacity of these faculty-staff graduates. Participating alumni will be supported to be trained or do research at Japanese Supporting University.

Primarily, the program aims to further provide significant support to the graduates. Nevertheless, their respective Member Institution will gain benefits in term of network strengthening and capacity enhancement through this after-graduation academic collaboration between their staff and Japanese Supporting University. The applicants are required to get consent from Japanese professor(s). Only 18 applicants will be selected to join the program annually. Supporting items include travel expenses, accommodation and allowance for a period of not more than 30 days.

1) To enhance teaching and research capacity of AUN/SEED-Net graduates.
2) To improve education program and research capacity of Member Institutions.
3) To encourage AUN/SEED-Net graduates teaching at Member Institutions to be continuously involved in collaborative research at Japanese Supporting Universities.
4) To foster the network strengthening between Member Institutions and Japanese Supporting Universities.

Eligible Applicants
AUN/SEED-Net Master’s/ Doctoral graduates who are faculty staff at Member Institutions and not pursuing any degrees at the time of application.

* Graduates mean scholars who have completed the study and graduation requirements of Host Institution by the time of application submission.

Target Number and Duration
Total number is 18 slots (9 slots x 2 batches) for 10 - 30 days
All visits should be completed no later than mid February.

Details of Support, Implementation, Application and Submission Deadline

For details of supports, implementation, application procedures and application form, please see Implementation Guideline and Application Form.

Application form must be endorsed by Head of Department. An approval letter from Dean of the Member Institution and a consent letter or email with prospective visiting period from the Japanese professor must be submitted together with the application form. The application form, either hard or soft copy (in PDF or JPEG format), together with supporting documents must be received by:

1st Batch: March 31 for departure during June - October of the fiscal year
2nd Batch: August 31 for departure during November - February of the fiscal year