Fellowship

 JSPS Fellowship programs for researchers in the US and Canada

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) carries out programs that provide overseas researchers who have and excellent record of research achievements with an opportunity to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. These programs are intended to help advance the overseas researchers’ research activities while promoting science and internationalization in Japan.

1. Graduate Students
JSPS Summer Program

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

2-2. Postdocs
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Standard)

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

 JSPS Invitational Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short-term)

3-2. Nobel laureates and other eminent scientists
JSPS Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short-term S)

4. JSPS Fellow Alumni Member
JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Program

*Japanese Postdocs
JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research Abroad (KAITOKU Program)

*To find your host researcher / Institution in Japan
Research Opportunities in Japan

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. Our fellowship program is designed to accommodate needs of researchers at various level.



1. JSPS Summer Program
for Graduate Students

Number (worldwide) Approximately 100 per year
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

*For applicants in Canada, all applications must be submitted to Mitacs.
 For applicants in the U.S., National Science Foundation (NSF) terminated this program in 2017. The new selection system is under review, and the open call is not conducted this year.



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

Number (worldwide) Approximately 60 per year
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 (based on JSPS’s regulations)
2. A settling-in allowance of JPY 200,000 (only applicable for Fellows with 3 or more months of tenure)
3. A monthly maintenance allowance
(a) For Ph.D. holders: JPY 362,000
(b) For non-Ph.D. holders at the time research starts in Japan: JPY 200,000
4. Overseas travel insurance coverage, etc.
Note:For the candidate( invited overseas researcher) who has been living in Japan( and has a mailing address) before the fellowship starting date, the” Airfare ” of outbound flight and a “ settling-in allowance” will not be paid.
A “research support allowance” is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application is made by the applicant (host researcher) through his/her institution.

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

Application Period
(for FY2019)
For Host Institution

1st: October 4, 2019 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
2nd: January 17, 2020 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
3rd:  June 5, 2020 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
…Application Guidelines and Forms

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 Deadlines
(for FY2019)
NIH: To be announced
SSRC: To be announced


2-2. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan (Standard)
for Postdocs

Number (worldwide) Approximately 115 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’s regulations)
2. A monthly maintenance allowance of JPY 362,000
3. A settling-in allowance of JPY 200,000, Overseas travel insurance coverage, etc.
Note:For the candidate( invited overseas researcher) who has been living in Japan( and has a mailing address) before the fellowship starting date, the” Airfare ” of outbound flight and a “ settling-in allowance” will not be paid.
A Grant-in-Aid for scientific research (Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow) is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses.
Application for these grants is made by the applicant (host researcher) through his/her institution.

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

Application Period
(for FY2019)
For Host Institution

1st: September 6, 2019 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
2nd: May 8, 2020 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
…Application Guidelines and Forms

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 is submitted to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) or Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) by applicant in Canada.

Application Deadlines NIH: To be announced
SSRC: To be announced
NSERC:  January 25 of each year


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

Number (world wide) Approximately 60 per year
Duration of Stay 2 – 10 months
Terms of Award
    • Round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS’s regulations)
    • Overseas travel insurance coverage
    • Monthly maintenance allowance of JPY 387,600
    • Research support allowance: Up to ¥150,000( Application is made by the applicant (host researcher) through his/ her institution).

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

Application Period
(for FY2019)
For Host Institution:

September 6, 2019 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
…Application Guidelines for FY2020



3-1-2. JSPS Invitational Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short-term)
from Mid-career to Professor

Number (world wide) Approximately 170 per year
Duration of Stay 14 – 60 days
Terms of Award
    • Round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS’s regulations)
    • Overseas travel insurance coverage
    • Daily maintenance allowance of JPY 18,000
    • Research support allowance: Up to ¥150,000( Application is made by the applicant (host researcher) through his/ her institution).

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

Application Period
(for FY2019)
For Host Institution:

1st: September 6, 2019 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
2nd: May 8, 2020 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
…Application Guidelines for FY2020



3-2. JSPS Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan (Short-term S)
for Nobel laureates and other eminent scientists

Number (world wide) A few
Duration of Stay 7 – 30 days
Terms of Award
    • Round-trip air ticket (business-class)(based on JSPS’s regulations)
    • Overseas travel insurance coverage
    • Daily maintenance allowance of JPY 42,000

A research support allowance is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.

※We have finished recruitment.

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

Application Period
(for FY2019)
For Host Institution:

1st: September 3-7, 2018 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
2nd: April 22-26, 2019 (by 5 p.m. (JST))
…Application Guidelines for FY2020



4. JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship Program
for JSPS US and Canada Fellows Alumni Members ONLY

Application is submitted to the JSPS Washington Office by applicant (the member of the US JSPS Fellows Alumni Association).
Contact Address: bridgefellowship@jspsusa.org

Application Period February. 8, 2019(deadline)

※We have finished recruitment.

Number (world wide) Approximately 50
Duration of Stay 14 – 30 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

http://www.jspsusa-alumni.org/fellowships/bridge

This fellowship award will be carried out as a component of the JSPS’s initiative to build strong networks among researchers in Japan and other countries.

The BRIDGE Fellowship will give former fellows of JSPS programs an opportunity to create, sustain and/or strengthen research collaborations with Japanese colleagues by revisiting Japan.

Eligibility for this program is provided exclusively for the registered members of the US-JSPS Fellows Alumni Association.
If you are not yet a member, please visit this link and complete the registration –

http://www.jspsusa-alumni.org/membership

The Call for application is now open to the eligible members and materials will be sent directly to the JSPS former fellows.
If you are an alumni member and have not received the materials, please contact us.

JSPS Fellowship Program for Japanese Researchers

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 7, 2019 by 5:00 PM JST:
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.

※We have finished recruitment.

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.  JSPS Fellowship for Japanese Biomedical and Behavioral Researchers at NIH
for Postdocs

Application is submitted to National Institutes of Health (NIH) by individual applicant.
For more information, click here.

Application Period Friday, May 31, 2019 by 5:00 PM EDT:
Deadline for receipt of original applications to FIC (in both Japanese and English)

※We have finished recruitment.

Number Approximately 10 per year
Duration of Stay 2 years
Terms of Award Monthly maintenance allowance

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