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 362,000 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 earned a master's or higher degree in an eligible country (U.S., Canada, the European Union Countries, Switzerland, Norway, and Russia) and engaged in research at least 3 years at a university or research institution in the U.S. Have to have conducted research continuously for three or more years before application submission. 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. 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 JSPS Washington Office 2001 L Street NW, Suite 1050 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 659-8190
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