Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) provides opportunities for
overseas researchers who have conducted research activities in Japan under JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan or other JSPS programs to come
back to Japan to create sustain and/ or strengthen research collaborations with
Japanese colleagues. The objective is to build strong networks among researchers
in Japan and other countries through a variety of activities. These include
former JSPS fellows visiting their past host institutions in Japan, or coming
to Japan to plan or implement joint research projects and seminars, to offer
training or lectures for young researchers, or to prepare or attend scientific
conferences and research meetings.
A period of
14-45 consecutive days.
Revisits are to start from 1 July 2017 through 31
To be eligible, a researcher must meet both of the following
1) Be a researcher who has experienced research in Japan under a JSPS
program and who is currently a board member or a regular member of either JSPS
Alumni Club in Sweden (SAC), Finland (ACF) or Denmark (ACD).
2) Agreement by host researcher to all seven items of support in Form B
(Agreement by Host Researcher)
*Researchers who have already been supported under the BRIDGE Fellowship
Program within the last 5 years (FY2012-FY2016) are ineligible for this award.
Terms of Award
(1) A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)
*JSPS cannot reimburse BRIDGE Fellows for a ticket that they have purchased by
Daily maintenance allowance of ¥15,000
(3) Overseas travel insurance coverage
(4) Research support allowance
*This allowance covers cooperative research-related expenses. Application is made by
the host researcher through his/her institution. This allowance may be applied
for in an amount of up to ¥150,000.
*The terms of award for fellows indicated above are subject to change.
Please read the application guidelines and your alumni club's screening criteria carefully.
Fellowship Program FY2017 Application Guidelines (PDF)
Alumni Club Screening Criteria Provision C (PDF):
Complete list of provisions for the alumni clubs can be found on the following url: