Application deadline: 27th of February 2017



The purpose of this fellowship is to provide opportunities to young postdoctoral researchers from overseas to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other institutions.



12 to 24 months



·         Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner).


·         Hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within the past 6 years, or be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect.


  Please refer to the Application guidelines for further information.


Terms of Award

·         A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)

·         Monthly maintenance allowance of 362,000 yen

·         Settling-in allowance of  200,000 yen

·         Overseas travel insurance

·         “Grant-In-Aid for Scientific Research” (“Tokubetsu Kenkyuin Shorei-hi”) of up to 1,500,000 yen per year (total of 3,000,000 yen for two years) Application for the grants is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.


Fellowship Starting Period

From August 2017 to November 2017


Submission of application

·         Through a nominating authority in Nordic and Baltic countries 

            In Sweden :

            Submit application before 27th of February 2017 to :

            - Application Guidelines (.pdf)

            - Application Form (.doc)

            After the application deadline, JSPS Stockholm Office will ask the following 

            authorities to nominate candidates:


            - The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA)

            Please choose your field from the box on the left side first.

             Contact: Peter Brandén                           


            - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)           

             Contact: Joakim Amorim


            - VINNOVA         

           Contact: Birgitta Boman                                         
  In Other Nordic / Baltic countries :            

            Application forms and deadlines may differ in each country. Please

            contact the nominating authority in your country for more information.


            Denmark:Universities Denmark


            Estonia:Estonian Research Council


            Finland:Academy of Finland


            Norway:Research Council of Norway



      ·         Apply through a host researcher in Japan (Open Recruitment)                                                  

The host researcher and host institution submit an application to JSPS Tokyo. Please refer to the website of JSPS Tokyo for more information.