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The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is Japan’s leading funding agency and is largely funded through annual subsidies from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Established in 1932, JSPS promotes the advancement of academic research in all disciplines from social sciences and humanities to natural sciences and engineering. Additionally, JSPS administers a number of bilateral and multilateral programmes for scientific cooperation and exchange under memorandums of understanding concluded with its various counterpart foreign academic institutions around the world.


JSPS main functions are:

・ Creating diverse world level knowledge
・ Building robust international cooperative networks
・ Fostering the next generation while enhancing the education and research functions of universities, and
・ Building evidence-based science-promotion systems and strengthening linkage with society


The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (in English)
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (in Japanese)
JSPS Overseas Offices