Under this program, overseas researchers who have eminent records of research achievements and awards on a Nobel Prize level and who are actively leaders in their fields are invited to Japan to give lectures, guide research and conduct other activities.



7 days to 30 days



  • Be a citizen or a permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner). To be eligible, researchers of Japanese nationality residing overseas must have lived in the other country for at least 10 years and been actively engaged in research in that country throughout the period.
  • Researchers who are Nobel laureates or recipients of similarly high-level international prizes with exceptionally outstanding records of research achievements and who currently occupy a leading position in their subject field.

Terms of Award

  • A business class round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS' regulations)
  • Overseas travel insurance
  • Daily maintenance allowance of ¥42,000
  • Research support allowance which is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses (application is made by the host researcher)



Submission of application

  • By a host researcher in Japan. The host submits and application to JSPS Tokyo.

     Please Contact JSPS Tokyo if you have any question about the application procedure.