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Detailees (Agency-funded): Fellows who are detailees receive salary and benefits (including health care coverage) through the sponsoring federal agency during the two-year program.


Non-Detailees (Program-funded): The Foundation pays the salary of non-detailees during the two-year program and any increase that may occur during the Fellowship period as though the Fellow were a federal employee. Because the authorizing legislation does not require the Foundation to pay any benefits to non-detailees, the Foundation will not pay any retirement benefits, but if funding is available, the Foundation will contribute to the U.S. government portion of the Fellow's medical insurance costs.


See Section 254(B) and Title 5, United States Code, Part 3582(C), for details relating to reemployment and benefits.




Allowances of the Mansfield Fellowships are subject to the level of annual Congressional appropriations and the Department of State Standardized Regulations. U.S. agencies may contribute to the Fellows' allowances.


Year I: Language Training

The Fellowship program provides Japanese language training in the Washington, D.C., area during the first year, and, if funding is available, a monthly stipend of not more than $500 to any Fellow who must relocate to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The available stipend may cover the period October through June and is prorated for the number of days the Fellow resides in Washington, D.C., during other months. The program does not provide for relocation, housing or family education costs that exceed the stipend amount. The program cannot provide Japanese language training for other members of the family.


Year II: In Japan

The Fellowship program, as specified in the authorizing legislation, provides the following allowances (to which Fellows would be entitled as U.S. government civilian employees overseas under the Standardized Regulations of the Department of State):

  • A living quarters allowance, which substantially covers the cost of housing arranged by the Mansfield Foundation and may cover the cost of furniture and utilities.

  • A post allowance to cover Japan's high cost of living.

  • An education allowance to help parents provide children with educational services ordinarily provided without charge by U.S. public schools (kindergarten through twelfth grade).

  • A shipping or excess baggage allowance of up to $1,000 for personal belongings of Fellows and their families in their move to Japan.

  • Round-trip, economy-class airline transportation on an American carrier for each Fellow and his or her immediate family members (spouse/children only) who live in Japan for at least six months.






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