The Japan Foundation is a nonprofit organization that promotes international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. The foundation offers research fellowships and doctoral fellowships. Applicants should be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and proposal topics must be significantly related to Japan. Doctoral fellowships allow doctoral candidates in the social sciences and humanities to conduct dissertation research in Japan. Recipients must have completed all requirements except the dissertation by the time they begin the fellowship. Fellowships may range from four to twelve months. A monthly stipend of ¥310,000 (which currently translates to about $2,650) plus allowances is provided. See the Japan Foundation web site and page 7 of their Program Guidelines PDF for more information on this fellowship and others. Deadline: November 1, 2007.