07 Dec 2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) 

Applications to JSPS Head Office
Fellowship Start Period: June 2012 to the end of March 2013
Application Period: 30 January to 3 February 2012

The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities to young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe (*) to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. In so doing, the program is designed to help advance the research of the visiting fellows, while augmenting opportunities for young researchers to come to Japan from the US, Canada and Europe.
Applications for this program are submitted by a host researcher in Japan who wishes to host a foreign postdoctoral fellow.

*Eligible countries are the US, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, the UK, Italy, Finland, the other European Union Countries (as of 1 April 2011), Switzerland, Norway and Russia.

Eligible applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of an eligible country and have earned a master's or higher degree and continuously thereafter been engaged in research for a period of at least three years at a university or research institution in an eligible country. Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree at a university outside Japan within six years of the date the fellowship goes into effect (on or after 2 April 2006), or must be currently enrolled in a doctoral course at a university outside Japan and scheduled to receive their Ph.D. within two years.

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program.

Note: Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers are not eligible. This Obei-Tanki Fellowship is only awarded once per researcher.

Application guidelines are available from here: