Applications open for Japan outbound program

Applications open for Japan outbound program

Applications for the 2017 National Parliamentary Fellowships Program (NPFP) Japan outbound program are now open.

The NPFP is an initiative of the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University in association with the Australia Japan Foundation.

Applications will close on Friday September 30.

The NPFP presents an exciting opportunity for postgraduate students from Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities with a strong interest in Japan and Australia–Japan relations. Under the program, up to two fellows will be selected for a three-month-long foreign policy-focused research stay in Tokyo, to commence in mid-February 2017. The NPFP aims to identify and foster the development of a new generation of leaders, promoting investment in Australia-Japan relations through the networks which fellowship holders create.

For a period of up to three months, from early February to mid May 2017, fellows will assist a Japanese Diet member in developing policy advice and will have the opportunity to attend public policy hearings and briefings. Fellows will also be affiliated with a faculty mentor at one of ANU’s partner universities in Tokyo, pertinent to their primary foreign policy research interest, and will attend relevant events offered through leading Japanese research institutes in Tokyo.

Further information can be found on the NPFP Japan website.

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