Host/Provider: The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation
Fields of Study: The Research Fellow will undertake research work on a selected priority topic of the Centre, which should result in a consistent policy report (20-30 pages) to be owned by the Centre. Priority topics are:
a. Current situation and perspectives on EU-Japan trade and industrial relations:
-Japan market access issues (in the context of the FTA/EPA negotiations)
-Japanese public procurement issues
-Energy policy, clean energy aspects and business opportunities
-Access to critical raw materials, including rare earths
b. Post-Fukushima business and industrial cooperation opportunities in Japan (disaster management services, clean energy, construction, etc..)
c. EU SMEs internationalisation to Japan: Obstacles and opportunities for EU SMEs in Japan (including case studies/sectors) Mapping of EU SMEs active in Japan
d. Sectoral aspects: Japanese Biotech cluster and industry landscape
NOTE: Exceptionally, other well motivated and well defined topic proposals may be considered.
Level (Degree): The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation proposes a 6 months in-house fellowship scheme in Japan, designed to support its research and policy analysis of EU-Japan economic and industrial issues.
Target Applicants: EU (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK) and Japanese professionals can apply for this fellowship.
Eligibility/Requirements: –This fellowship is addressed to EU and Japanese professionals (trade and economic analysts, academics, scientists, civil servants) with a proven interest in Japan and EU-Japan cooperation from multiple perspectives (trade/market access, industrial policy issues, R&D, etc…).
-Minimum requirements: EU or Japanese citizenship, university degree, strong interest and motivation in Japan and EU-Japan relations.
How to Apply: The candidates should specify the slot for which they are applying. Application documents to be submitted: CV, Covering Letter, Research Topic-Research Plan (1-2 A4 pages). The application materials and eventual requests for clarification should be sent electronically to the following address: Minerva-at-eu-japan.gr.jp
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