The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is the benefactor behind this scholarship. The foundation strives to enable students working on Japan-related research projects. Therefore scholarships are granted towards the realization of research trips to Japan, the acquisition of equipment and other expenses closely related to the Japan-related research project. The program pays a lump-sum of 5.000€.
Doctorate students of all degree courses mal apply. There has to be a strong connection to Japan is the chosen specialization. Application is possible during all stages of the Doctorate studies.