2020-21 Reischauer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies

Massachusetts, United States
14 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Position Description

Applicant Deadline: Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 5:00PM EST
Recommender Deadline: Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 5:00PM EST

The Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RIJS) at Harvard University will offer several Postdoctoral Fellowships in Japanese Studies to recent PhD graduates of exceptional promise, to provide the opportunity for postdoctoral fellows to turn their dissertations into publishable manuscripts.


10 months, commencing September 2020.


  • Stipend of $60,000; health insurance coverage for the grantee; and up to $5,000 in research funds.
  • Postdoctoral fellows will be provided office space, as well as access to the libraries and resources of Harvard University.


Postdoctoral fellows are expected to reside in the Cambridge area during the appointment term and participate in RIJS activities and events. Postdoctoral fellows will also be expected to give a presentation at the RIJS Japan Forum lecture series.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants must have received their PhD in 2015 or later, in Japanese studies, in any area of the humanities or social sciences. Those who are selected to receive fellowships must have a Registrar-certified PhD degree by June 30, 2020.

Additional Qualifications

RIJS especially encourages applications from those who have not previously held postdoctoral appointments at Harvard.

Special Instructions

For details and application instructions, view: https://rijs.fas.harvard.edu/postdoctoral/rijs

Contact Information

Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies

Phone: (617) 495-3220

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