Overseas Visiting Researcher Program

Call for Overseas Visiting Researchers
Guide

1. Objectives and Background

Since ERINA’s establishment in 1993 we have been amassing research in the area of the economy and society of Northeast Asia.

In 2011, aiming at taking on the role as the hub of a collaborative research network, we established the International Collaborative Research Center within ERINA. In order to continue cultivating international credence as a research institute of the only one of its kind in the world in the area of the economy and society of Northeast Asia, while garnering support and cooperation from around the world, it is necessary to undertake sustainedly the project for inviting overseas visiting researchers.

In 2012, the NSG Group Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies agreed with that spirit, and by way of ERINA, decided on the promotion of the formation of a network of universities in the Northeast Asian Subregion, and of classes on Asian economic and business strategy research.

In line with these objectives and background, ERINA has placed the “Overseas Visiting Researcher Section” within our International Collaborative Research Center, and invites overseas visiting researchers to work together with us on research.

 

We advertise for a position for 2018.

2. Coverage

A) ERINA has set the “Overseas Visiting Researcher Section” within our International Collaborative Research Center, and provides research facilities to invited overseas visiting researchers.
B) For around five months in 2018, we are to invite one overseas visiting researcher in a Northeast Asian country, or overseas inviting researcher taking Northeast Asia as their subject. ERINA and the invited overseas visiting researcher are to undertake research collaboratively, and contribute to the construction and expansion of a network for international collaborative research.
C) The invited overseas visiting researcher is to participate in ERINA-organized workshops and other projects as may be necessary. The outcomes of the collaborative research are to be published in “The Northeast Asian Economic Review”, etc.
D) The invited overseas visiting researcher is to participate in lectures as a visiting lecturer at the Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and in research exchange. In addition, we ask that they cooperate so that cooperative relations can be built between their home university or research institution and the Graduate Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies.
E) We are to make a public announcement for candidates by a deadline of the end of December 2017 regarding the overseas visiting researcher, make a selection in January 2018, and host them for around a five-month period from April. Matters to be taken into consideration at selection include: the applicant’s past achievements, area of specialty, geographical target-region for research, linguistic ability, and potential for contribution to collaborative research.

3. Application Requirements

A) Coverage of Paid Expenses involved in the Invitation

i. Travel expenses

ERINA is to pay for a return air ticket to and from Japan (economy class) and return transportation costs (standard class) within Japan to the place of residence. In the case of accompaniment by family members, the expenses for the other persons are to be borne by the researcher.

ii. Living expenses

As expenses for living in Japan, we are to pay 400,000 yen per month. For periods less than a full month, we are to pay on a per-day basis. Income tax is dependent on whether a tax treaty has been concluded for preventing double payment of taxes between the overseas visiting researcher’s country and Japan.

iii. Subsidy for research

As expenses for survey work and research, such as travel and purchase of books, we are to pay 100,000 yen during the period of stay.

iv. Accommodation

We are to provide a furnished apartment (one bedroom with kitchen and bath/toilet). In the case of accompaniment by family members, we ask that the researcher consults with ERINA ahead of time regarding accommodation requirements.

v. Researcher’s payment of national health insurance fees

The overseas visiting researcher is 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 medical expenses.

vi. 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 at the City Office. There is a full or partial exemption of premiums, however, via the utilization of the exemption of premiums system.

B) Application

Applications are to be made on the accompanying application form by 31 December 2017.

Application Form for 2018

C) Selection

The selection of the invited overseas visiting researcher is to be carried out at ERINA in January 2018. Matters to be taken into consideration at selection include: the applicant’s past achievements, area of specialty, geographical target-region for research, linguistic ability, and potential for contribution to collaborative research.

4. Contact Details

Person in charge of the ERINA International Collaborative Research Center “Overseas Researcher Section”:
Makiko YAMAGUCHI, Project Coordinator, Planning and PR Division, ERINA
Email:kobayashiATerina.or.jp     [Please replace “AT” with “@”]
Facsimile: +81-25-249-7550