Postdoctoral Fellowships Short-term Program

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

Fields of research

All fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are included under this program.


  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the US, Canada, European Union countries, UK, Switzerland, Norway or Russia

  • (At the time fellowship goes into effect) Hold a doctorate degree received within the past 6 years, or be enrolled in a doctoral course and scheduled to receive a Ph.D within 2 years

  • Duration

    1-12 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 (Only applicable for fellows with 3 or more months of tenure)
  • Research support allowance of up to JPY70,000×the number of months of tenure
  • Overseas travel insurance

  • How to apply

    There are two ways to apply

    1. Application through nominating authority (Swedish researchers)
    Those with a citizenship or permanent residency in Sweden can apply under this special quota. Applications are submitted to JSPS Stockholm and nominated by STINT and KVA.

    FY2024 Second Call (Open)
    Call opens

    17 May (Fri) 2024

    Call closes

    15 July (Mon) 2024, 17:00 CET

    Where to submit your application

    Please submit your application to JSPS Stockholm by email to .

    *Please write “Application for FY2024 (Short)” in the subject line of your email.

    Fellowship starting date

    - 31 March 2025


    2. Application through open recruitment (Others)
    Application is submitted by the applicant's host researcher in Japan directly to JSPS Tokyo.

    FY2024 application deadlines
    1st call: 29 September 2023
    2nd call: 12 January 2024
    3rd call: 7 June 2024

    For further information please visit JSPS Tokyo's webpage

    A comprehensive application schedule can be found at our "Application Schedule" page.