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

What we offer:

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

    Open recruitment

    Please visit JSPS website for more information on schedule and application details.

    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 2021 JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard)" in the subject line of your email.

    Application deadline:

    31 January (Sun) 2021, 17:00 CET

    28 February (Sun) 2021, 17:00 CET


    Nominating Authorities:

    Authority's nomination (Finland, Estonia, Norway)


    Please visit Academy of Finland for more information.


    Please visit Estonian Research Council for more information.


    Nomination Authority in Norway: Research Council of Norway

    *Call for Norwegian authority's nomination FY2021 has cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Please consider applying through Open Recruitment.