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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.

(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
  • 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
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