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Fellowship Programmes

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

Number
(world wide)
115 per year (including 10 to 20 for the UK)
Duration of Stay 2 months (During 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

Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short-Term Award)

Number (world wide) 60 per year (plus an additional 20 for the UK)
Duration of Stay 1 - 12 months

Application Procedure Chart


1) Application To JSPS London

Application Method UK based researchers submit applications to the JSPS London office
Application Periods: June and December
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
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, July and October
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
For more
information
JSPS Headquarters

Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Standard Award)

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Number (world wide) 350 per year (plus an addtional 9 for the UK)
Duration of Stay 12 - 24 months

Application Procedure Chart


1) Application To JSPS Headquarters

Application Method Applications are submitted by the host researcher in Japan to JSPS Headquarters.
Application Periods: May and September
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)
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)
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)
For more
information
Royal Society
British Academy

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Pathway to University Positions in Japan)

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.
Application Period: September
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)

Number
(world wide)
80 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: September
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)

Number
(world wide)
240 per year
Duration of Stay 14 - 60 days
Application Method Applications are submitted by the host researcher in Japan to JSPS Headquaters.
Application Periods: May 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

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