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The method of application submission is dependent upon which programme you wish to apply for. Please note that at present only applications for the JSPS Post-doctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short-Term) can be submitted through the JSPS London Office. All other programmes should be applied for through the JSPS Headquarters or the appropriate UK nominating authority.


Summer Programme
Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short-Term Award)
Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Standard Award)
Postdoctoral Fellowship(Pathway to University Positions in Japan)
Invitation Fellowship (Long-Term)
Invitation Fellowship (Short-Term)
Invitation Fellowship (Short-Term S)




Summer Programme


The JSPS Summer Program provides opportunities for young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from Europe and North America to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at Japanese universities and research institutes over a period of two months during the summer.

Number
(world wide)
100 per year (including 10 to 20 for the UK)
Duration of Stay 2 months in summer
Application Method Applications are submitted through foreign nominating authorities. British nationals can apply through the British Council, Tokyo.
Application Period: January
Coverage of Fellowship
  • Return air ticket
  • Maintenance allowance ¥534,000
  • Research support allowance: ¥158,500
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage
For more information





Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-term)


This program provides opportunities for pre- and postdoctoral researches from Europe and North America to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in Japanese universities and other research institutions under the guidance of a host researcher.

Number (world wide) 60 per year (plus an additional 20 for the UK)
Duration of Stay 1 - 12 months
Coverage of
Fellowship
  • Return air ticket
  • Monthly maintenance allowance:
    ¥362,000 (Post-doc Fellows)
    ¥200,000 (Doctoral Fellows)
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • Settling-in allowance for tenures of 4 or more months: ¥200,000
  • Monthly research support allowance of ¥70,000


1) Application To JSPS London

Application Method UK based researchers submit applications to the JSPS London office
Application Periods: June and December
For more
information
JSPS London
Contact Address JSPS London
short-termaward@jsps.org


2) Application To JSPS Headquarters

Application Method Application submitted on behalf of the applicant by host researchers in Japan directly to JSPS Headquarters
Application Periods: January, April, June and October
For more
information
JSPS Headquarters





Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard)


JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard) provides opportunities for young postdoctoral researchers from overseas to conduct cooperative research with leading groups in Japanese universities and other research institutions under the guidance of a host researcher.

Number (world wide) 340 per year (including 9 from the nominating Authorities in UK )
Duration of Stay 12 - 24 months
Coverage of
Fellowship
  • Return air ticket
  • Monthly maintenance allowance: ¥362,000
  • Settling-in allowance: ¥200,000
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • Research grant of up to ¥1,500,000 per year
    (total of ¥3,000.000 for two years)


1) Application To JSPS Headquarters

Application Method Applications are submitted by the host researcher in Japan to JSPS Headquarters.
Application Periods: April and September
For more
information
JSPS Headquarters


2) Application To Nominating Authorities in UK

Application Method Applications are submitted by the UK based researcher to the Royal Society or the British Academy.
Application Periods: February (Royal Society)
December (British Academy)
For more
information
Royal Society
British Academy





Pathway to University Positions in Japan


*we suspend the recruitment of the ‘Pathway to University Positions in Japan’ from the FY2018 call.

The purpose of this program is to promote the employment of overseas researchers in full-time position at Japanese universities and research institutions. It offers the institutions a funded means of inviting postdoctoral researchers from other countries to do pre-employment research in their institutions. The applicant must be the head of a university or research institution which must have a clearly defined vision for achieving the internationalization of its research and education programs by promotiong the employment of overseas researchers.

Number
(world wide)
20 per year
Duration of Stay 12 - 24 months
Application Method Applications are submitted by the host researcher in Japan to JSPS Headquaters.
Coverage of
Fellowship
  • Return air ticket
  • Monthly allowance : ¥387,600
  • Settling in allowance : ¥200,000
  • Research grant of up to ¥1,500,000 per year
    (total of ¥3,000.000 for two years)
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage
For more
information
JSPS HeadQuarters





Invitation Fellowship (Long-Term)


This program allows researchers employed in Japanese universities and other research institutions to invite oversears researchers with exellent records of research achievements to collaborate with Japanese colleagues in carrying out research through long-term visits.

Number
(world wide)
 60 per year
Duration of Stay 2 - 10 months
Application Method Application submitted on behalf of the applicant by the host researcher in Japan directly to JSPS Headquarters
Application Period: August
Coverage of
Fellowship
  • Return air ticket
  • Monthly maintenance allowance: ¥387,600
  • Research support allowance: ¥150,000
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage
For more
information
JSPS Headquaters





Invitation Fellowship (Short-Term)


This program allows researchers employed in Japanese universities and other research institutions to invite overseas researchers with excellent records of research achievements for short-term visits to Japan and provides them oppotunities to engage in discussions, opinion exchanges, lectures and other activities.

Number
(world wide)
180 per year
Duration of Stay 14 - 60 days
Application Method Applications are submitted by the host researcher in Japan to JSPS Headquaters.
Application Periods: April and September
Coverage of
Fellowship
  • Return air ticket
  • Per diem: ¥18,000
  • Research support allowance: ¥150,000
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage
For more
information
JSPS Headquaters