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December 11, 2008

Ito Foundation for International Education and Exchange Fellowship 2009 Award Announcement

Purpose
This fellowship provides up to two years of funding for enrollment at a Japanese university in a
graduate degree program or for independent research as a research student (kenkyusei) affiliated at a
Japanese university or an equivalent organization. The field of study/research is open.

Award
• Full tuition (actual amount not to exceed 2 million yen/academic year)
• Living allowance of 180,000 yen per month
• Transportation expense (actual amount not to exceed predefined limit for fiscal year)
Eligibility
• Graduate students currently enrolled in a UM graduate or professional degree program
• Undergraduate students expecting to receive their degrees from UM in December 2008, May 2009,
or August 2009.
• US national
• Some conversational Japanese ability

Selection
• Applications are reviewed by the Center for Japanese Studies admissions and fellowships committee
for evaluation and ranking.
• Ito Foundation board of trustees will select and notify fellowship recipients.
• Selection criteria (given by the Ito Foundation):
o Excellent academic record and character
o Financial need

Applications
• Applications are available from the Center for Japanese Studies Student Services Coordinator, 4640
SSWB, 1080 S. University.
Deadline: Monday, January 12, 2009
• All application materials must be received by the Center for Japanese Studies by the deadline.

Posted by zzhu at December 11, 2008 06:30 PM