Japan International Monetary Fund (IMF) — Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP)

Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

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Program Description: 

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Studies (JISP) funds the first two years of doctoral study for Japanese nationals in applied macroeconomics. Up to 7 scholarships are awarded each year to students with records of high academic achievement.

Applicant Profile: 

Applicant must be admitted to a Ph.D. Program in economics at a leading university in North America or Australia – and should apply directly to the university of their choice that meets the requirements. Dissertation subjects should focus on macroeconomics and topics relevant to the work of the IMF, such as: international economics, international finance, monetary economics, public finance, and labor economics. Scholars are expected to secure another source of funding to cover the remaining years of study. At the conclusion of their third or fourth year of graduate studies, scholars return to for a 10-13 week summer internship at the International Monetary Fund.


Must be admitted to a university outside of Japan with a strong doctoral program in macroeconomics. Applicants should be entering the first or second year of a Ph.D. program and should obtain their doctorate by age 33.


Japanese national

Program Deadline: 

Usually in January

How To Apply: 

Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.

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Fellowships Office

Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Reception: Grad Stop, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Email: fellows1@sfsu.edu