This program allows researchers employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from other countries to Japan for short periods of time to participate in discussions, attend seminars, give lectures or conduct similar activities at their institutions.



14 days to 60 days



As a rule, researchers who hold full-time positions in an overseas research institution and satisfy the following requirements:

  • 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 in a position equivalent to a university professor or associate professor as of 1 April 2017.
  • Researchers with an excellent record of research achievements.

Terms of Award

  • A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS' regulations)
  • Overseas travel insurance
  • Daily maintenance allowance of ¥18,000
  • Research support allowance which is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses (application is made by the host researcher)


Submission of application

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