Amherst-Doshisha Fellowship is open to graduating seniors and recent alumni/ae of the College for a term of one year. It was designed to provide for the participation of an American English-speaking alumnus or alumna in the cultural life at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. It offers a unique opportunity for a graduating senior to spend a full year in Kyoto, the center of traditional Japanese culture. The Doshisha Fellow resides at the university but not as an enrolled student. A requirement of the fellowship is to assist a Japanese professor with English language classes. No knowledge of the Japanese language is required, although some language skill is preferred. Most recent Amherst-Doshisha Fellows have had some facility with the language.
The fellowship offers a stipend and an allowance for travel and incidental expenses, shared equally between Amherst and Doshisha. The fellowship year is normally from September to August. The academic year at Doshisha allows fellows to travel in Asia during February and March. This particular fellowship has its own Faculty Selection Committee which is designated to choose the Fellow. The deadline for application is in early November. The application consists of a 3- to 5-page, double-spaced proposal and letters of recommendation from faculty.
For more information, please contact Christine Overstreet in the Office of Fellowships.