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Invited Overseas Visiting Researcher Project

Call for Overseas Visiting Researchers for 2019
Guide

I. Project History

Since the establishment of ERINA in 1993, we have solidified our position as a base for research and study, economic exchange and information dissemination on Northeast Asian economies. Especially, its vast, domestic and international human network constructed through mutual exchange in international conferences and joint research is widely recognized, and ERINA is now a representative institution of Northeast Asian Economic Studies.

In 2012, ERINA first decided to invite an overseas visiting researcher to Japan annually, and thereafter, we have welcomed one researcher each year. In line with this background, we openly invite an overseas visiting researcher to work with us at ERINA again this year.

 

II. Coverage

A) Through its “Invited Overseas Visiting Researcher Project”, ERINA will provide research facilities for an invited overseas visiting researcher.
B) We invite one overseas visiting researcher from a Northeast Asian nation OR one overseas visiting researcher whose field of expertise is Northeast Asia for a period of three months (or thereabouts). ERINA and the invited overseas visiting researcher are to undertake research collaboratively, and in doing so, contribute to the development and expansion of an international collaborative research network.
C) The invited overseas visiting researcher is asked to participate in ERINA-organized workshops and other projects as deemed necessary. The outcomes of the collaborative research are to be published in “The Northeast Asian Economic Review”, etc.
D) A public announcement requesting applications for the position of overseas visiting researcher will be made, with a deadline of June 30, 2019. The successful candidate will be selected in July 2019 and hosted for a three-month period, commencing September or thereafter. Matters to be taken into consideration include: the applicant’s past achievements, area of specialty, geographical target-region for research, linguistic ability, and potential for contribution to collaborative research.

III. Application Requirements

A) Coverage of Paid Expenses involved in the Invitation

1. Travel expenses

ERINA is to pay for a return air ticket to and from Japan (economy class) and return airport transfers (standard class) within Japan to the place of residence.

2. Living expenses

Regarding the researcher’s living expenses in Japan, ERINA is to pay 250,000 yen per month to be used for rent and other expenses. For periods less than a full month, expenses will be paid on a per-day basis. Please note that due to the short-term contract, monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment may cost upwards of 120,000 yen. Also, payment of income tax in Japan is dependent on whether a tax treaty for preventing double payment of taxes has been concluded between the selected overseas visiting researcher’s homeland and Japan.

3. Subsidy for research

Expenses related to survey work and research, such as travel and purchase of books, will be covered to the amount of 100,000 yen during the period of stay.

4. Payment of National Health Insurance fees

The overseas visiting researcher is expected to enroll in the National Health Insurance system, at the researcher’s own expense. The insurance fees are approximately 3,000 yen per month. National Health Insurance covers 70% of general medical expenses.

5. National Pension Scheme

All persons living in Japan aged 20 to 59 are obliged to join the national pension scheme. We ask you to carry out the procedures for joining the scheme at the dedicated National Pension Division within the Niigata City Office. There is a full or partial exemption of premiums, however, via the utilization of the exemption of premiums system.

6. Others

ERINA assume the invited overseas visiting researcher will reside in Japan alone. Should you bring family members, living costs, such as travel and residential, are expected to be very expensive. Please consult ERINA for more information on bringing family members.

B) Application

Applications are to be completed on the Application Form by 30 June 2019.

C) Selection

ERINA will select the invited overseas visiting researcher in July 2019. Matters to be taken into consideration include: the applicant’s past achievements, area of specialty, geographical target-region for research, linguistic ability, and potential for contribution to collaborative research.

IV. Contact Details

Makiko YAMAGUCHI (Ms.)
Project Coordinator, Planning and PR Division, ERINA
Email:kobayashiATerina.or.jp  [Please replace “AT” with “@”]
Facsimile: +81-25-249-7550