Sasakawa Postgraduate Research Studentships at Cardiff University in UK, 2015

Cardiff University is inviting applications for Sasakawa Postgraduate Research Studentships in Japanese studies for 2015 academic year. This studentship is open to students of any nationality. Up to 3 studentship is available and consists of £10,000 p.a. for one year. Candidates must have a good first degree or are predicted to obtain one. This studentship is funded by The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. The application deadline is 27-February-2015.. Sasakawa Postgraduate StudentshipsCardiff School of Modern Languages is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.  The School can nominate up to three students for postgraduate studentships worth £10,000 each. This studentship is initially for one year only, but may be renewable subject to satisfactory progress in subsequent years, beginning in September of the 2015/16 academic year. Please note, however, that you will be required to reapply for the studentship each year, and that the GBSF will consider these applications on their merits. The GBSF cannot make a recurrent four year commitment to any one PhD candidate from year one..
The research areas of this scholarship are: Studentships are awarded in Japanese studies at Cardiff University, UK
Who can apply to this scholarship? Residency: This studentship is open to students of any nationality.
· Academic criteria: Candidates must have a good first degree (a good 2:1 or above) or are predicted to obtain one.
· For candidates interested in undertaking a PhD programme a Masters is desirable, but we will consider candidates without a Masters who can demonstrate the ability to engage in substantial independent research – e.g. by completing an undergraduate dissertation with a mark (or predicted mark) of a high 2:1 or above.
· Part
· time programmes are not eligible.
· Candidate Criteria:
· The research proposal must focus on Japan or the Japanese language for those considering the MA in Translation Studies.
· It is important that you and your referees comment on your skill in Japanese in the areas of reading, composition and speaking.
· For those applying for the PhD programme, priority will be given to applicants who have completed at least one year postgraduate study at a UK institution of higher education.
· Candidates must have submitted an application via the Online Application Service by the Studentship application deadline.
Benefits of the scholarship: The School can nominate up to three students for postgraduate studentships worth £10,000 each.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: The duration of studentship is one year.
Number of scholarships: Up to 3 nominations available for the applicants.

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