Fellowships

JSPS Summer Program

The call for applications for FY2018 has already been completed, and the information on FY2019 is coming soon.

Overview:

This program provides opportunities for young pre- and postdoctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems, and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and other research institutions over a period of two months during the summer.

Eligibility:

Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers

Duration:

Two months

What we offer:

-Round-trip air ticket

-Maintenance allowance of JPY 534,000

-Research support allowance

-Overseas travel insurance

How to apply:

Step 1: Read the documents and learn about the program
Read the application guidelines and other call documents carefully and learn more about the program.

Step 2: Find your host researcher
Contact a host institution and gather all the details you need for the application.

Step 3: Submit the application
You should submit the application documents by the deadline.

Step 4: Reviewing
STINT (the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education) will evaluate all the application documents.

Evaluation process:

Candidates are selected based on their potential contribution to strengthen research collaboration between Japan and Sweden.

Closing date:

Applications with all attachments should be submitted by February 8th, 2018 at 24:00 CET to the following email address: agneta.granlund@STINT.se.

Notification of results:

Each applicant will be notified by e-mail of his/her application result from STINT around May.

Report from past participants:

Report

The institution in charge:

STINT

For further information, visit here: http://www.stint.se/en/

For further information on the Summer Program, visit here: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-summer/

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships
for Research in Japan (Short-term)


The call for applications for FY2018 has already been completed, and the information on FY2019 is coming soon.

Overview:

This program provides opportunities for young pre- and postdoctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe to conduct, under the guidance of their host researchers, cooperative research with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other research institutions.

Eligibility:

Pre- and postdoctoral researchers

Duration:

One to twelve months

What we offer:

-Round-trip air ticket

-Monthly maintenance allowance

PhD holders: JPY 362,000, Non-PhD holders: JPY 200,000

-Settling-in allowance of JPY 200,000

-Research support allowance

-Overseas travel insurance

How to apply:

Step 1: Read the documents and learn about the program
Read the application guidelines and other call documents carefully and learn more about the program.

Step 2: Find your host researcher
Contact a host institution and gather all the details you need for the application.

Step 3: Submit the application
You should submit the application documents by the deadline.

Step 4: Reviewing
External experts will evaluate all the application documents.

Evaluation process:

Experts will conduct a screening from a professional point of view. The institution in charge will avoid conflicts of interest to ensure that reviews are conducted fairly and objectively. The screening policies are as follows:

1) Candidates should be outstanding researchers who are expected to contribute to the future of science.

2) The research plan should be of high scientific quality, specific and realistic.

3) The proposed collaboration should clearly develop synergies and form strong linkages between Japan and Sweden.


Closing date:

Applications with all attachments should be submitted by February 28th, 2018 at 17:00 CET to the following email address: peter.branden@kva.se (KVA) or agneta.granlund@STINT.se (STINT).

Notification of results:

Each applicant will be notified by e-mail of his/her application result from JSPS Stockholm Office around June.

The institutions in charge:

KVA (the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences) or STINT (the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education)

For further information, please visit here:
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-oubei-s/index.html
http://www.kva.se/en/startsida
http://www.stint.se/en/


Application Guidelines Application Form

For further questions, visit here.

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships
for Research in Japan (Standard)

The call for applications for FY2018 has already been completed, and the information on FY2019 is coming soon.

Overview:

This program provides opportunities for young postdoctoral researchers from overseas to conduct, under the guidance of their host researchers, cooperative research with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other research institutions.

Eligibility:

Postdoctoral researchers

Duration:

Twelve to twenty-four months

What we offer:

-Round-trip air ticket

-Monthly maintenance allowance: JPY 362,000

-Grant-In-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin Shorei-hi)

-Overseas travel insurance

How to apply:

Step 1: Read the documents and learn about the program
Read the application guidelines and other call documents carefully and learn more about the program which will suit you.

Step 2: Find your host researcher
Contact a host institution and gather all the details you need for the application.

Step 3: Submit the application
You should submit the application documents by the deadline.

Step 4: Reviewing
External experts will evaluate all the application documents.

Evaluation process:

Experts will conduct a screening from a professional point of view. The institution in charge will avoid conflicts of interest to ensure that reviews are conducted fairly and objectively. The screening policies are as follows:

1) Candidates should be outstanding researchers who are expected to contribute to the future of science.

2) The research plan should be of high scientific quality, specific and realistic.

3) The proposed collaboration should clearly develop synergies and form strong linkages between Japan and Sweden.


Closing date:

Applications with all attachments should be submitted by February 28th, 2018 at 17:00 CET to the following email address: jsps-sto@jsps-sto.com.

Notification of results:

Each applicant will be notified by e-mail of his/her application result from JSPS Stockholm Office around June.

The institution in charge:

JSPS Stockholm Office

For further information, please visit here: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-ippan/index.html

Application Guidelines Application Form

For further questions, visit here.

JSPS Invitational Fellowships
for Research in Japan (Long-term)

Overview:

This program allows researchers employed at Japanese universities and other research institutions to invite fellow researchers from other countries to Japan to participate in cooperative activities at their research institutions.

Eligibility:

Mid-career to professor

Duration:

Two to ten months

What we offer:

-Round-trip air ticket

-Monthly maintenance allowance of JPY 387,600

-Research support allowance

-Overseas travel insurance

How to apply:

Potential applicants should read the Application Guidelines carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. Applications for the program should be submitted through a host institution in Japan. The host institutions must submit the complete documents to JSPS Tokyo by the end of the application period.

Host researchers are required to use the JSPS Electronic Application System when applying for fellowships. For further information, visit here: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-inv/index.html

Closing date:

September 7th, 2018 at 17:00 JST

Notification of results:

Around the end of December, 2018

JSPS Invitational Fellowships
for Research in Japan (Short-term)

Overview:

This program allows researchers employed at Japanese universities and other research institutions 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 research institutions.

Eligibility:

Professor, Associate Professor

Duration:

Fourteen to sixty days

What we offer:

-Round-trip air ticket

-Daily maintenance allowance of JPY 18,000

-Research support allowance

-Overseas travel insurance

How to apply:

Potential applicants should read the Application Guidelines carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. Applications for the program should be submitted by a host institution in Japan. The host institutions must submit the complete documents to JSPS Tokyo by the end of the application period.

Host researchers are required to use the JSPS Electronic Application System when applying for fellowships. For further information, visit here: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-inv/index.html

Closing date:

1st recruitment: September 7th, 2018 at 17:00 JST

2nd recruitment: April 26th, 2019 at 17:00 JST

Notification of results:

Each applicant, or host researcher will be notified through the host institution of his/her application result from JSPS Tokyo.

1st recruitment: around the end of December, 2018

2nd recruitment: around the middle of August, 2019


JSPS Invitational Fellowships
for Research in Japan (Short-term S)

Overview:

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

Eligibility

Eminent researchers of Nobel Prize level

Duration:

Seven to thirty days

What we offer:

-Business class round-trip air ticket

-Daily maintenance allowance of JPY 42,000

-Research support allowance

-Overseas travel insurance

How to apply:

Applications for the program should be submitted through a host institution in Japan. The host institutions must submit the complete documents to JSPS Tokyo by the end of the application period.
For further information, visit here:
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-inv/index.html

Closing date:

1st recruitment: September 7th, 2018 at 17:00 JST

2nd recruitment: April 26th, 2019 at 17:00 JST

Notification of results:

Each applicant, or host researcher will be notified through the host institution of his/her application result from JSPS Tokyo.

1st recruitment: around the end of December, 2018

2nd recruitment: around the middle of August, 2019

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JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan 2018

Summer Program 2018

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