Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program

July 3, 2023

The Slavic-Eurasian Research Center (SRC) of Hokkaido University is pleased to announce the 46th round of the SRC’s Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program for 2024-2025.

Foreign specialists in studies of the former Soviet and East European countries, who are interested in undertaking research at the SRC during the academic year of 2024-2025 as well as initiating and continuing international collaborations with our staff, may submit applications for this program.

Applicants should choose their period of employment at the SRC: Within the period from April 30, 2024 to March 21, 2025, applicants will be able to name their preferred period for a minimum of 2 months and one day*, up to a maximum of 6 months.
After the selection process, the SRC reserves the right to ask nominated applicants to change the period of stay at the Center.  

* e.g. From May 15 to July 15


1.Conditions of Awards


The Center undertakes to provide the following:

  1. One round-trip air ticket (economy-class) between the place of work of a fellow and Sapporo. Fellows are kindly requested to directly arrive in Sapporo from the place of work when starting the fellowship and go directly home after its completion, without stopovers. Otherwise SRC will not cover the air ticket. Fellows are welcome to bring their family, but at their own expense. Fellows must pay shipping and customs clearance charges for their own luggage.
  2. A living allowance of around 380,000 - 500,000 yen per month (subject to change). (Please be aware that the sum of taxation on your income in Japan will depend on whether a Tax Treaty exists between Japan and your country. Treaties can help you avoid double taxation.)
  3. Accommodation - either a flat in the University’s Foreign Scholars’ Residence or a furnished flat outside the University campus. The availability of the former depends on the period of stay. In both cases you will have to pay monthly rent and utilities.
  4. A travel allowance for daily commuting to and from the Center, if necessary.
  5. An office at the Center (personal computer provided) and access to all the University and library facilities. No secretarial service is provided.
  6. The visiting scholar is required to subscribe to Japanese national health insurance and pension. The insurance will pay 70% of your medical expenses, including dental.
  7. The visiting scholar is free to engage in a limited amount of travel for professional purposes within Japan. Foreign travel must be approved by the director in accordance with the regulations.

The above-mentioned conditions are preliminary and changes may occur when the details of the program are finally determined. Please be informed that money transfer from Japan to Russia and Belarus is not possible at the current moment. SRC cannot be responsible for any inconvenience caused by this.





Visiting fellows have the following obligations to the Center:

  1. The Center will expect each fellow to give at least two presentations at academic meetings held in Japan, including the SRC.
  2. Each fellow must contribute an article during or immediately after his/her stay in Sapporo to the Center’s international refereed journal Acta Slavica Iaponica on a subject within the broad confines of Slavic and Eurasian studies.
  3. The visiting fellow is also expected to give lectures to graduate students, actively join seminars and symposia, and collaborate with the SRC research fellows during and after his/her stay at the SRC.



3.Applications and References


Applicants should submit applications for this program by the deadline (August 21, 2023).
Applications must be sent by e-mail:


Downloadable application form 2024-2025 ( word / pdf )

Each applicant is expected to have at least two letters of reference sent directly to the Center: one letter from the institution to which the applicant is attached, testifying that he or she will be free during the period of the stay in Sapporo, and another confidential letter from a recognized specialist in their field, evaluating the applicant and her/his project.
It is the responsibility of applicants to make sure that letters of reference arrive at the Center by the deadline.
Referees are requested to send their signed letters by e-mail:





The SRC carefully examines the applicants’ research plans that should include a plan for international collaboration (e.g., joint research project, co-authored article/co-edited volume with the SRC staff are welcome), academic publications, possible contributions to the SRC’s projects, and other factors. Applicants are required to hold a PhD degree or the equivalent. Preference is given to those who have permanent academic positions.
We aim to invite a diverse cohort of fellows in terms of research topics, disciplines and geographic areas, as well as gender and seniority.





Applicants will be informed about the result of the selection process by January 2024.




Correspondence concerning this program should be addressed to:
Head, Foreign Visitors Fellowship Program
Associate Professor Daisuke Adachi
Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
Kita-9, Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809, Japan
Tel.:  (+81) 11-706-2388
Fax. : (+81) 11-706-4952

*Information about the SRC is available through the Internet: