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JSPS International Fellowship for Research in Japan

Summer Programme

Summer Programme

For pre /postdoctoral researchers to experience research and cultural aspects in Japan for 2 months.
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-term)

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Short-term)

For pre /postdoctoral researchers to conduct collaborative research in Japan for 1-12 months.
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard)

Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard)

For early-career postdoctoral researchers to conduct collaborative research in Japan for 1-2 years.



Pathway to University Positions in Japan

Pathway to University Positions in Japan

For postdoctoral researchers pursuing their full-time positions in Japanese institutions to do pre-employment for 1-2 years.
Invitation Fellowship (Long-Term)

Invitation Fellowship (Long-Term)

For mid-career level researchers to visit Japan to engage in collaborative research for 2-10 months.
Invitation Fellowship (Short-Term)

Invitation Fellowship (Short-Term)

For mid to senior level researchers to visit Japan to conduct collaborative research activities for 14-60 days.



Invitation Fellowship (Short-Term S)

Invitation Fellowship (Short-Term S)

For distinguished researchers with achivements at a Nobel Prize level to be invited to give lectures and conduct other academic activities in Japan for 7-30 days.



Bilateral Programme

Bilateral Programme (Type-A)

Bilateral Programme (Type-A)

Type A : Bilateral Joint Projects with JSPS' Counterpart Institutions
For groups to engage in a collaborative research project between 2 countries based on a MoU with a counterpart funding body.
Bilateral Programme (Type-B)

Bilateral Programme (Type-B)

Type B : Open Partnership Joint Projects/Seminars
For groups to engage in a collaborative research project between 2 countries. No MoU required between funding bodies.



Multilateral Programme

Core-to-Core Programme

Core-to-Core Programme

For institutions to conduct collaborative research and foster promising young researchers in their institutions.
Open Research Area for the social sciences

Open Research Area for the social sciences

For research groups from all social science discliplines to build Europe-Japan collaborative projects.
G8 Research Councils Initiative

G8 Research Councils Initiative

For research groups in the member countries to carry out multi-national joint research projects.



JSPS Alumni and JBUK Member Programme

BRIDGE Fellowship

BRIDGE Fellowship

For JSPS Alumni members to revisit Japan to develop research networks and expand collaborative activities.
JSPS London Symposium/Seminar Scheme

JSPS London Symposium/Seminar Scheme

For JSPS Alumni and JBUK Members to Hold UK-Japan Symposia or Seminars in the UK.
JBUK Japan Award

JBUK Japan Award

For JBUK members to visit Japan for a short period to build their network between Japan and the UK and find collaborative possibilities.



Programmes to Invite Japanese Researchers to Overseas Research Group

Overseas Challenge Program for Young Researchers

Overseas Challenge Program for Young Researchers

For Japanese doctoral students to go overseas to experience a new reasearch environment and engage in joint research with researchers in other countries for 3-12 months.
Overseas Research Fellowships

Overseas Research Fellowships

For early career researchers with PhD to carry out long-term research at an overseas university or research institution.
Research Fellowships for Young Scientists

Research Fellowships for Young Scientists

For pre/postdoctoral researchers based in Japan to do research activities including research visits to overseas institutions.


Advancing Strategic International Networks

Advancing Strategic International Networks

For Japanese Research Groups to Send their Excellent Youg Researchers to overseas counterparts to develop their research career and international network.
Grants in Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)

Grants in Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)

For established researchers like PIs to conduct research activities including research visits to overseas institutions.