Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – Short term fellowship

The program provides PhD students or PhD researchers in the Europe and North America with opportunities to conduct collaborative research under the guidance of their hosts in universities and other Japanese institutions for a relatively short period of time (1-12 mesi). A person who has never engaged in research at universities etc. in Japan would be most preferable.

Fields of research: all fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.

Candidate (Invited Overseas Researcher) must:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of an eligible country stipulated in the below (*). Also eligible are persons who have earned a master’s or higher degree and continuously thereafter been engaged in research for a period of at least three years at a university or research institution in an eligible country. Such persons must be from a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan or from Taiwan or Palestine, have conducted research continuously for three or more years before the time their application was submitted, and must possess an excellent research record.(*)Eligible countries are the US, Canada, European Union countries , Switzerland, Norway and Russia.
  • have obtained their doctoral degree at a university outside Japan within six years of the date the fellowship goes into effect , or must be currently enrolled in a doctoral course at a university outside Japan, and scheduled to receive a Ph.D. within two years from the time that their research starts in Japan.

Term of Award:

  • Airfare: a round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS’s regulations. See the “Program Guidelines”.)
  • Maintenance Allowance
    (a) For PhD holders: ¥362,000 per month
    (b) For non-PhD holders at the time research starts in Japan: ¥200,000 per month
  • Miscellaneous: a settling-in allowance of ¥200,000 (only applicable for Fellows with 3 or more months of tenure), Overseas travel insurance, etc.

Deadline: 2nd June 2023

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