The Kyoto Gakuen University Research Fellowship

A seasoned attorney who brings over 20 years of experience to his work, Mark Fung oversees the operations of his private practice, which is located in Manhattan’s Seagram Building. He covers a range of practice areas, including international business, corporate law, and international arbitration. Further, Mark Fung belongs to the External Advisory Committee of the Harvard University Asia Center (HUAC).

Among the numerous funding opportunities the HUAC furnishes is the Kyoto Gakuen University (KGU) Research Fellowship. Each year, KGU provides two Harvard graduate students with 1,000,000 yen grants, approximately $10,000, for the travel and accommodation payments required for conducting research on topics related to Asia at Kyoto.

Grant recipients stay in Kyoto for three months and receive access to KGU’s library, in addition to an office. Further, recipients are tasked with giving two lectures during their stays and may maintain affiliation with other educational institutions if they wish. Upon applying for the grant, applicants should provide a 1,000-word project proposal, in addition to a résumé and a letter of recommendation.