GHC Scholarship 2016 for Graduate Students (Deadline: Sunday, November 30, 2015)

One of the aims of GHC is to train junior researchers interested in world/global history. To this end, a few numbers of scholarship are given to graduate students who wish to spend three to six months during the 2016 academic year at one of the following institutions: Princeton University, Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Freie Universitat Berlin.


Eligible applicants:
Doctoral students belonging to universities or other research institutions in Japan and preparing a doctoral thesis on whatever subject related to global history

Funding to be granted:
A round-trip air fare and monthly stipend of around 300,000 yen

GHC Tokyo office will ask its counterpart at other institutions to introduce a successful applicant to his/her host professor. Further talks on the research condition will be held between the successful applicant and his/her host professor.

Those accepted scholarship will be required to attend classes and seminars in subjects relevant to their research and make a presentation on their research topics at their host institution. They are also required to continue to take an active part in this GHC project after their return to Japan.

Those accepted scholarship will be required to attend the GHC summer school (May 9-14, 2016) at Prineton University. It is preferable that those who apply for this program will also apply for the summer school program.

How to apply:

Send the following materials in attached files to the e-mail address below.

1. CV. Please download a form from

2. A list of your research achievements

3. A research plan: up to 2,000 characters in Japanese or up to 1,000 words in English. Summarize your past research and research plan succinctly. You are also to give the name of the researcher who will host you and state when and for how long you wish to stay at a given university.

*Please use A4-size sheets of paper in preparing your application materials. While no letter of recommendation is required, you should get the approval of the professor supervising your work if you wish to apply for this scholarship.


You will receive an email notice from us by December 25, 2015. Finalists will be interviewed by the end of February. We will not cover interviewees’ travel expenses.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Send your application materials to or ask for information from the officer in charge of applications for the GHC Scholarship Program.
Email address: ghc[at]