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Following deadlines(
*) are for the head of host/ nominating institution to submit application to JSPS Headquarters/ NSF; the time frames for applicants (host researchers) to submit their applications are normally earlier.

1, 2-1. Pre/ Postdocs

2-2. Postdocs

3-1. Mid-career to Professor

3-2. Professor, Associate Professor

4. US Alumni Member

Japanese Postdocs


1. JSPS Summer Program: NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI)
for Pre/ Postdocs

This program is administered by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF).
Application is submitted to NSF through nominating institution.
For general information:
JSPS Headquaters
Application Period:

for nominating institution*
November 13, 2014


Number (worldwide)

Approximately over 100 per year (approximately 65 for the US)

Duration of Stay

2 months in summer

Terms of Award

  • Round-trip air ticket (payment in kind)
  • Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • Maintenance allowance
  • Research support allowance



2-1. Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-term) for North American and European Researchers
for Pre/ Postdocs

a) Application to JSPS Headquarters
Application is submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan on behalf of applicant.

Application Period: 2015)

for host institution*
1st: October (October 6-10, 2014), 2nd: January (January 5-9, 2015), 3rd: April(April 6-10, 2015), 4th: July (July 6-10, 2015)


b) Application to
Nominating Authority
Application is submitted to National Institutes of Health (NIH) or Social Science Research Council (SSRC) by US-based applicant.
Application Period:

NIH: October 15 of each year
SSRC: December 1, 2013closed


c) Application to
JSPS Washington Office
Application is submitted to JSPS Washington Office by US-based applicant.
Contact Address
: short-termfellowship@jspsusa.org
Application Period:

1st Recruitment: January 24, 2014 closed
2nd Recruitment:
April 15, 2014 closed


Number (world wide)

Approximately 60 per year (approximately 20 for the US)

Duration of Stay

1 - 12 months

Terms of Award

(The amounts of the Awards indicated below are subject to change for budgetary reasons.)

1.A round-trip air ticket (according to JSPSfs regulations)
2.A settling-in allowance of \200,000 (only applicable for Fellows with 4 or more months of tenure)
3.A monthly maintenance allowance
(a) For Ph.D. holders: \362,000
(b) For non-Ph.D. holders at the time research starts in Japan: \200,000
4.Overseas travel insurance coverage, etc.
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Note 1: If the Fellow resides in Japan on or after the date his/her award letter is issued, the above-mentioned air ticket to Japan and settling-in allowance will not be provided.
Note 2: A research support allowance is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application is made by the host researcher



2-2. Postdoctoral Fellowship for Overseas Researchers
for Postdocs

a) Application to JSPS Headquarters
Application is submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan on behalf of applicant.

Application Period:

for host institution*
First Recruitment: September (
Sep 1 - 5, 2014 )
Second Recruitment: May (
April 28 - May 8, 2015 )


b) Application to
Nominating Authority
Application is submitted to National Institutes of Health (NIH) or Social Science Research Council (SSRC) by US-based applicant, or it is submitted to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) by applicant in Canada.
Application Period:

NIH: May 31 of each year
SSRC: December 1, 2013 closed
NSERC: January 25 of each year
CIHR: Please contact directly the CIHR


Number (world wide)

Approximately 120 per recruitment

Duration of Stay

12 - 24 months

Terms of Award

(The amounts of the Awards indicated below are subject to change for budgetary reasons.)

1.A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS's regulations)
2.A monthly maintenance allowance of \362,000
3.A settling-in allowance of \200,000, Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage, etc.

Note 1:The terms of the Awards indicated above are subject to change.
Note 2:If the Fellow resides in Japan on or after the date his/her award letter is issued, the above-mentioned air ticket to Japan and settling-in allowance will not be provided.
A gGrant-In-Aid for Scientific Researchh (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin Shorei-hi) of up to \1,500,000 per year (total of \3,000,000 for two years) is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses.
Application for these grants is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.



2-3. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Overseas Researchers(Pathway to University Positions in Japan)
for Postdocs

a) Application to JSPS Headquarters
Application is submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan on behalf of applicant.

Application Period:

for host institution*
September 1-5, 2014


Number (world wide)

Approximately 20 per year

Duration of Stay

12 - 24 months

Terms of Award

(The amounts of the Awards indicated below are subject to change for budgetary reasons.)

1.A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)
2.A monthly maintenance allowance of \387,600
3.A settling-in allowance of \200,000, Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage, etc.

Note 1: The terms of the Awards indicated above are subject to change.
Note 2: If the Fellow resides in Japan on or after the date his/her award letter is issued, the above-mentioned air ticket to Japan and settling-in allowance will not be provided.

A gGrant-In-Aid for Scientific Researchh (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin Shorei-hi) of up to \1,500,000 per year (total of \3,000,000 for two years) is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application for these grants is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.

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3-1. Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Long-term)
from Mid-career to Professor

a) Application to JSPS Headquarters
Application is submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan on behalf of applicant.

Application Period:

for host institution*:
September (
September 1-5, 2014 )


b) Application to
Nominating Authority
Application is submitted to National Institutes of Health (NIH) by US-based applicant, or it is submitted to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) by applicant in Canada.
Application Period:

NIH: October 15 of each year
NSERC: January 15 of each year
CIHR: Please contact directly the CIHR


Number (world wide)

Approximately 70 per year

Duration of Stay

2 - 10 months

Terms of Award

  • Round-trip air ticket (payment in kind)
  • Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • Monthly maintenance allowance
  • Domestic research travel allowance
  • Research expenses
  • Host's cooperation allowance



3-2. Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short-term)
for Professor, Associate Professor

a) Application to JSPS Headquarters
Application is submitted directly to JSPS Headquarters by host researcher in Japan on behalf of applicant.

Application Period:

for host institution*:
First Recruitment: September (
September 1 - 5, 2014 )
Second Recruitment: May (
April 28 - May 8, 2015 )


b) Application to
Nominating Authority
Application is submitted to National Institutes of Health (NIH) by US-based researcher, or it is submitted to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) by applicant in Canada.
Application Period:

NIH: October 15 of each year
NSERC: January 15 of each year
CIHR: Please contact directly the CIHR


Number (world wide)

Approximately 210 per year

Duration of Stay

14 - 60 days

Terms of Award

  • Round-trip air ticket (payment in kind)
  • Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • Daily maintenance allowance
  • Domestic research travel allowance
  • Host's cooperation allowance



4. BRIDGE Fellowship Program
for JSPS US Fellows Alumni Member

Application is submitted to JSPS US Fellows Alumni Association by applicant (the member of the JSPS US Fellows Alumni Association).
Contact Address:
us-alumni@jspsusa.org
Application Period:

Around February ( TBA )


Number (world wide)

Approximately 30 per year

Duration of Stay

14 - 45 days

Terms of Award

  • Round-trip air ticket (payment in kind)
  • Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • Daily maintenance allowance
  • Domestic research travel allowance
  • Host's cooperation allowance

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1-1. Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad (KAITOKU Program)
for Postdocs

Applications is submitted to JSPS Headquarters through institution in Japan or by individual.
Application Period:

May 12, 2014 closed

This deadline is also for the head of applicants' institutions to submit application to JSPS Headquarters; the time frames for applicants to submit their applications are normally earlier.


Number

Approximately over 130 per year

Duration of Stay

2 years

Terms of Award

  • Round-trip air ticket (payment in kind)
  • Maintenance allowance



1-2. Postdoctoral Fellowships for Japanese Biomedical and Behavioral Researchers at NIH (JSPS-NIH KAITOKU Program)
for Postdocs

Application is submitted to National Institutes of Health (NIH) by individual applicant.
Application Period:

Closed


Number

Approximately 15 per year

Duration of Stay

2 years

Terms of Award

  • Monthly maintenance allowance