Amherst-Doshisha Overview

Omar Pineda Doshisha 2016 The Amherst-Doshisha Fellowship offers a unique opportunity for a graduating senior or Amherst alum of up to one year to participate in the cultural life of Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan -- the center of traditional Japanese culture. The fellowship was designed to provide for the participation of an American-English-speaking alum of the College at the university. The Fellow resides at the university, but is not enrolled as a student. Instead, the Fellow assists a Japanese professor with English language classes, also meeting with English language-learners one-on-one through office hours. The Fellow serves as an ambassador of present-day Amherst College to the community of Doshisha University. 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. Candidates may be of any nationality.

The fellowship offers a stipend and an allowance for travel and incidental expenses, shared equally between Amherst College and Doshisha University.  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 Fellow is selected by the Doshisha Fellowship Committee, who makes their selection based on the candidate's application materials and an interview. The deadline for application is in early November.  Interested candidates should read about required application components, and contact the Director of Fellowships for more information about applying.

Christine Overstreet, Director of Fellowships;                 
212 Converse Hall; 413-542-2536                                    
Suzanne Spencer, Fellowships Coordinator;
213 Converse Hall; 413-542-5079
Mail: Office of Fellowships, Amherst College, 213 Converse Hall, Amherst, MA 01002