JSPS Washington Office



Pamphlet

International
Collaborations


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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 (“ñ‘ŠÔŒð—¬Ž–‹ÆF‹¤“¯Œ¤‹†EƒZƒ~ƒi[)
Funding for joint research and seminars carried out between researchers from Japan and other countries.

Counterpart organization:

Not defined

Application Period:

Around February (closed )

Term

(a) Joint research: 1 - 2 years, (b) Seminars: Within 1 week

Support

(a) Joint research: JPY 2.5 million per year, (b) Seminars: 2.5 million


1-2.
Bilateral Programs: Researcher Exchange Program (“ñ‘ŠÔŒð—¬Ž–‹ÆFŒ¤‹†ŽÒŒð—¬i”hŒ­EŽó“üj)
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:

September 10, 2014

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) i‘Û‰ÈŠwŒ¤‹†‹¦—ÍŽ–‹ÆiICCƒvƒƒOƒ‰ƒ€jj
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 i‘½‘ŠÔ‘ÛŒ¤‹†‹¦—ÍŽ–‹Æj
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


2. Supporting the Establishment of Research and Education Hubs
Core-to-Core Program: Advanced Research Networks iŒ¤‹†‹’“_Œ`¬Ž–‹Æ: æ’[‹’“_Œ`¬Œ^j
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.

Deadline

October 2, 2014

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 i“ª”]zŠÂ‚ð‰Á‘¬‚·‚éí—ª“I‘ÛŒ¤‹†ƒlƒbƒgƒ[ƒN„iƒvƒƒOƒ‰ƒ€j
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:

Feb - May

Term

1 - 3 years

Support

\30 million per year/ per project


3-2.
Japanese-American Frontiers of Science (JAFoS) Symposiums (“ú•Äæ’[‰ÈŠwiFoSjƒVƒ“ƒ|ƒWƒEƒ€Ž–‹Æ)
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

Please note that JAFoS Symposium is held biennia‚Œly and our call is for researchers affiliated with institutions in Japan.

Term

3 days

Support

Roundtrip international airfare, domestic travel, food/lodging


3-3.
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Reseasrch Abroad iŠCŠO“Á•ÊŒ¤‹†ˆõj
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 iJSPS-NIHŠCŠO“Á•ÊŒ¤‹†ˆõj
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) iJSPSƒTƒ}[ƒvƒƒOƒ‰ƒ€j
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 iŠO‘l“Á•ÊŒ¤‹†ˆõi‰¢•Ä’ZŠúEˆê”ʁjj
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 iŠO‘lµ‚Ö‚¢Œ¤‹†ŽÒ(’·ŠúE’ZŠúE’ZŠúS)j
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 iŠO‘lŒ¤‹†ŽÒÄµ‚Ö‚¢Ž–‹Æj
Directed to the members of JSPSfs 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.