Postdoctoral Fellowships Standard Program


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..



Postdoctoral researchers


12-24 months

Field of research:

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

What we offer:

  • Round-trip air ticket
  • Monthly maintenance allowance: JPY 362,000
  • Settling-in allowance of JPY 200,000
  • Overseas travel insurance

  • FAQ:

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    How to apply

    There are two ways to apply to the postdoctoral fellowship:

    1. Authority's nomination which is special quotas for Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Estonian researchers, and
    2. Open recruitment which is open to all.

    Please find the necessary documents and details below.

    Authority's nomination (Sweden)

    For whom:

    Postdoctoral researchers with a citizenship/permanent residency of Sweden

    Where to submit your application:

    Please submit your application to JSPS Stockholm by email to .

    *Please write “Application for FY2022 (Standard)” in the subject line of your email.

    Application deadline:

    3 January (Mon) 2022, 17:00 CET

    Fellowship starting date:

    1 August 2022 - 30 November 2022


    Nominating Authorities:

    Authority's nomination (Finland, Estonia, Norway)


    Please visit Academy of Finland for more information.


    Please visit Research Council of Norway for more information.


    Currently open

    Please visit Estonian Research Council for more information.

    Open recruitment

    To apply through Open Recruitment, applications must be submitted to JSPS by a host researcher in Japan.

    Please read more at JSPS Tokyo's webpage.

    Application deadline:

    Application deadlinePeriod for arrival in Japan
    1stSeptember 3, 2021April 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
    2ndMay 6, 2022September 1, 2022 - November 30, 2022


    Please find the Application Documents here.