Arctic Legal & Policy Opportunity, Kobe University

Invitation for collaborative research on Arctic legal and policy issues at Kobe University, Japan (starting April to September 2016)  
  • The indication of interest must reach Professor Shibata immediately, but no later than 31 July 2015.

 

Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) is offering to host, as prestigious JSPS fellows, a few young and promising scholars interested in collaborative research on Arctic legal and policy issues. GSICS is participating in the Japanese government’s Arctic Challenge for Sustainability Project (ArCS), a 5-year (2015-19), 30-million-dollar research project, and is strengthening its Arctic legal and policy studies. Professor Akiho SHIBATA is heading the project at GSICS.

 

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship Programs for Overseas Researchers is a competitive fellowship with funding for round-trip airfare to Kobe, up to JYN¥362,000 stipend per month (equivalent to €2681 or US$2896), and other allowances. The duration of the research is 12 to 24 months for “standard type [PF01]” and 1 to 12 months for “short-term [PF02]”. Please carefully read the attached guidelines (PDF) for eligibility and other conditions for the JSPS fellowship.

 

Professor Shibata is particularly interested in the emerging Arctic legal order, the Arctic Council being at its center, and welcomes fellows with similar interests. Professor Shibata also welcomes fellows with longer stay in Kobe (preferably over 12 months) so that they can substantially conduct collaborative research on Arctic legal and policy issues, including convening international workshops.

 

Those interested in this collaborative research should contact Professor Shibata <akihos@kobe-u.ac.jp> immediately, but no later than 31 July 2015.