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Following information are only the programs featuring international collaboration between Japan and the U.S. and Canada. To see all the JSPS programs, please visit the website of JSPS headquarters. And following deadlines are for the head of host/ nominating institution to submit application to JSPS Headquarters/ counterpart organization; the time frames for applicants (host researchers) to submit their applications are normally earlier.

1. Advancing International Joint Research
1-1. Bilateral Programs; Joint Research Projects and Seminars (二国間交流事業:共同研究・セミナー)
Funding for joint research and seminars carried out between researchers from Japan and other countries.

Counterpart organization:

Not defined

Application Period:

(1) Around September (closed )
(2) Around February (closed )

Term

(a) Joint research: 1 - 3 years, (b) Seminars: Within 1 week

Support

(a) Joint research: \1 - 5 million per year, (b) Seminars: \1 - 2.5 million


1-2.
Bilateral Programs: Researcher Exchange Program (二国間交流事業:研究者交流(派遣・受入))
Support for Japanese/foreign researchers to visit and engage in research/discussions with colleagues in each other countries.

Counterpart organization:

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Application Period:

Around September (closed )

Term

14 days - 2 years (differs by countries or agencies)

Support

Roundtrip international airfare, maintenance allowance (differs by countries or agencies)


1-3.
JSPS-NSF International Collaborations in Chemistry (ICC Program) (国際科学研究協力事業(ICCプログラム))
Based on cooperation with National Science Foundation, support provided for international joint projects conducted in collaboration with US researchers in the field of chemistry.

Counterpart organization:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Application Period:

(Preliminary Proposal) closed
(Full Proposal)closed

Term

3 years

Support

Up to \15 million per year


1-4.
G8 Research Councils Initiative (多国間国際研究協力事業)
Support is provided for multilateral collaborations among the seven countries of Japan, Germany, France, the UK, the US, Canada and Russia carried out for the purpose of advancing cross-disciplinary research on global issues rooted in the researchers' own free ideas.

US Counterpart organization:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

Application Period:

(Preliminary Proposal) Around July (closed )
(Full Proposal) Around December (closed )

Term

2 - 3 years

Support

Up to \15 million per year


1-5.
International Scientific Meetings in Japan (国際研究集会)
Partial support for holding international scientific meetings in Japan.

Application Period:

April (closed )

Term

Within fiscal year

Support

Up to \2 million


1-6.
課題設定による先導的人文・社会科学研究推進事業 グローバル展開プログラム
人文学・社会科学における諸外国との協働を推進するため、国際共同研究を実施し、国際的なネットワークの構築による海外の研究者との対話やグローバルな成果発信を目指す研究テーマを選定し、支援する制度です。

Application Period:

e-Radにより申請受付中: 2013年11月27日(水) 17:00締切(日本時間)

Term

3年間

Support

各会計年度で1,000万円まで

2. Supporting the Establishment of Research and Education Hubs
Core-to-Core Program: Advanced Research Networks (研究拠点形成事業: 先端拠点形成型)
Support for joint research, seminars and other activities carried out in collaboration with research institutions around the world for the purpose of building research-collaboration hubs of a high world standard.

Application Period:

Around September ( Sep 5 - Oct 3, 2013 closed )

Term

Up to 5 years

Support

Up to \20 million per year


3. Supporting International Exchange for Training Japanese Young Researchers
3-1. Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation (頭脳循環を加速する若手研究者戦略的海外派遣プログラム)
Support provided for dispatching young researchers engaged in international joint research overseas for up to one year in order to develop them into highly competent researchers who will form the nucleus of international research networks; and through their circulation, advance scientific research in Japan.

Application Period:

July 8 - 10, 2013 closed

Term

1 - 3 years

Support

\30 million per year/ per project


3-2.
Japanese-American Frontiers of Science (JAFoS) Symposiums (日米先端科学(FoS)シンポジウム事業)
Support for young Japanese researchers to participate in FoS symposiums, where they lodge together and hold cross-disciplinary discussions on leading edge scientific topics with peers from counterpart countries.

US Counterpart organization:

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Application Period:

March ( Mar 14 - 16, 2012 closed )
JAFoS Symposium is held biennially.
Next JAFoS will be held in 2014.

Term

3 days

Support

Roundtrip international airfare, domestic travel, food/lodging


3-3.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Reseasrch Abroad (海外特別研究員)
Fellowship for excellent young Japanese researchers to focus for a long period on their studies/research at overseas universities/ research institutions

3-4.
Postdoctoral Fellowships for Japanese Biomedical and Behavioral Researchers at NIH (JSPS-NIH海外特別研究員)
Fellowship for excellent young Japanese researchers to focus for a long period on their studies/research at NIH

4. Inviting Overseas Researchers to Japan
4-1. JSPS Summer Program: NSF East Asia and Pasific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) (JSPSサマープログラム)
Young pre- and postdoctoral researchers from the US, the UK, France, Germany and Canada are invited to Japan for two months during the summer to participate in joint research at Japanese host institutions.

4-2. Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers (外国人特別研究員(欧米短期・一般))
Fellowships to invite excellent overseas researchers to Japanese universities/institutes to conduct joint research under guidance of Japanese hosts.

4-3. Invitation Fellowships for Research in Japan (外国人招へい研究者(長期・短期・短期S))
Fellowships to invite excellent overseas researchers to Japan to do joint research, give lectures, hold discussions, etc.. 'Short Term S' is designed to invite researchers with distinguished records of achievement to Japan to offer expert guidance and advice.

4-4. BRIDGE Fellowship Program (外国人研究者再招へい事業)
Directed to the members of JSPS’s alumni community, this program provides opportunities for former JSPS fellows to revisit Japan for the purpose of creating, sustaining or strengthening collaborative relations with Japanese colleagues.