Description The Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) awards about 120 fellowships for postdoctoral scholars to conduct research in Japan for 12-24 months. This program is aimed at providing support for cooperative research, under the guidance of Japanese hosts, at universities, inter-university research institutes, and science research corporations. Applicants may apply either through a host scientist in Japan or one of the two nominating authority in the United States: National Institutes of Health (NIH) or Social Science Research Council (SSRC). This program allows researchers to advance their own research while promoting scientific advancement in Japan and the counterpart countries through close collaboration in scientific activities.
Award Amount Award includes a round-trip air ticket, monthly allowance of 362,000 yen, a settling-in allowance of 200,000 Yen, and insurance.
Disciplines Humanities. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences.
Academic Level Postdoctoral Scholar.
Citizenship Must be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan.
Requirements Hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, obtained within the last 6 years. Or, be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect. Applicant must have arranged in advance a research plan with a Japanese host. Applications for this program are submitted by a host researcher in Japan who wishes to host a foreign postdoctoral fellow. The applicant (host researcher) must be employed full-time at a research institution that is eligible to apply to MEXT for funding under the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (MEXT Notification ) and must want to host an overseas researcher. Candidates should prepare 1 letter of recommendation from their PhD dissertation advisor or other supervisory faculty member.
Award Type Fellowship/Grant
Contact Overseas Fellowship Division Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 5-3-1, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 +81-3-3263-3444/3761/3692
Last Updated 9/15/2014 2:10:00 PM
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