Possible Supports for Japan-US Research Collaboration
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
Funding for joint research and seminars carried out between researchers from Japan and other countries.
From FY2020 call, JSPS launched a new scheme for proposals named “Open Partnership Joint Seminars (Interuniversity Cooperation).”
It is meant to strengthen bilateral research cooperation by supporting organizational initiatives carried out via university consortiums and other collaborations among institutions.
|Joint Research Project||Joint Seminar|
|Application period||…Call for Program|
|Term||Term Up to 2 years
*Start date must be during the period of 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 Up to 1 week
|Term Up to 1 week
*Seminars must be held during the period of 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022
|Support||Up to JPY 2M per fiscal year
(Up to JPY 4M in total)
|Up to JPY 2M||Up to JPY ３M|
Support for Japanese/foreign researchers, who to visit and engage in research/discussions with colleagues in each other countries.
*Applicants must hold a full‐time or equivalent position as a researcher at a university or research institute in Japan that is eligible to receive Grants‐in‐Aid for Scientific Research ‐ KAKENHI. However, there are cases when a researcher not employed in a full time position may be eligible.
|Counterpart organization||Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)|
|Application Period (for Japanese applicants wish to visit Canada)||…Call for Program (English) / (Japanese)|
|Term||2 – 3 years|
|Support||Up to 15 million per year|
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 in fields of special
|Application Period||Wednesday, September 4 to Tueday, October 1, 2019
(Please note that applicants’ affiliated institutions may set earlier deadlines.)
…Program Outline for FY2020
|Term||From April 2020 through March 2025(under the FY 2020 call)|
|Support||(1) JSPS provides Japanese core institutions with the following funding:
Up to JPY 18 million per year
(2) JSPS covers the following major expenses of the Japanese core institutions:
3. Supporting International Exchange for Training Japanese Young Researchers
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)|
*Please note that JAGFoS Symposium is held biennially and our call is for researchers affiliated with institutions in Japan.
|Support||Roundtrip international airfare, domestic travel, food/lodging|
Fellowship for excellent young Japanese researchers to focus for a long period on their studies/research at overseas universities/ research institutions
Fellowship for excellent young Japanese researchers to focus for a long period on their studies/research at NIH
This program gives doctoral students an opportunity to go overseas to challenge a new research environment, one in which they engage in joint research with researchers in other countries over a period of three months to one year. In this way, the program contributes to the fostering of young researchers who possess abundant international experience and can be expected to play leading roles in the wider scientific arena
|Application Period||…Program Outline for FY2020|
|Persons are eligible to apply who satisfy all the following requirements.
(1) As of 1 April, of the year of selection, be enrolled in a doctoral program at a Japanese university.
(2) At the time of both application and selection, be a citizen of Japan or have permanent residency status in Japan.
(3) However, persons are not eligible if at the time of application, they have already experienced a continuous 90-day stay overseas.
Simultaneous application may not be made for this program and a researcher exchange program under MoUs with Switzerland or India.
|Term||3 months to 1 year from the date of dispatch|
|Scheduled Number of Participants||About 140|
|Excellent overseas universities and research institutions
(However, the overseas research institutes of Japanese universities or research institutions are not applicable, nor are for-profit private research institutes.)
|Financial Support||(1) Roundtrip international airfare to destination country (excluding domestic travel within Japan)
(2) Maintenance allowance: From JPY 1 million to JPY 1.4 million per dispatch (differing by country)
(3) Bench fees (Up to JPY 200 thousand)
4. Inviting Overseas Researchers to Japan
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.
Fellowships to invite excellent overseas researchers to Japanese universities/institutes to conduct joint research under guidance of Japanese hosts.
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.
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.