Deadline Open Deadline
Host institutes have six application deadlines. Applicants should contact them well in advance of the deadline.
Description The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) awards 60 postdoctoral fellowships for up to a year to US scholars who will research in Japan institutions. Short-term postdoctoral fellowships last from 1 to 12 months. The program is aimed at providing opportunities to young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from the US, Canada, and Europe to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.
Award Amount Maintenance allowance of 364,000 Yen a month, plus a settling-in allowance of 200,000 Yen. Award includes a round-trip air ticket and insurance.
Disciplines Humanities. Life Sciences. Physical Sciences. Social Sciences.
Academic Level Postdoctoral Scholar.
Citizenship Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of an eligible country.
Requirements Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree at a university outside Japan within 6 years of the date the fellowship goes into effect. Or, must be currently enrolled in a doctoral course at a university outside Japan, and scheduled to receive a PhD within 2 years from the time that their research starts in Japan. Eligible host institutions include the following: 1) Universities and inter-university research institutes. 2) MEXT-affiliated institutions engaged in research. 3) Colleges of technology. 4) Institutions designated by the Minister of MEXT. Also eligible are persons who have earned a master’s or higher degree and continuously thereafter been engaged in research for a period of at least 3 years at a university or research institution in an eligible country. Such persons must be from a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan or from Taiwan or Palestine. A letter of reference/recommendation from the candidate’s academic supervisor. Past research and achievements. List of major publications. Research plan in Japan. Japanese and English language ability. MD holders without a PhD degree are not eligible.
Award Type Fellowship/Grant
Contact Overseas Fellowship Division Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 6, Ichiban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8471 +81-3-3263-3769
Last Updated 9/16/2014 11:31:00 AM
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