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Overseas Research Fellowships

Under this program, fellowships are awarded to young Japanese postdoctoral researchers for conducting research at foreign universities or research institutions for a period of two years. The fellowship covers travel expenses, a stipend, and a research grant.

 Call for FY2018
(world wide)

Quota for FY2018: about 130 people
Quota for FY2018 RRA: Restart Research Abroad: about 5 people

Duration of Stay 2 years from the starting date which is
For FY2018: 1 April 2018 - 28 February 2019
Application Method: Complete the e-application process on the JSPS Tokyo website.
For details, please refer to (only the Japanese version is available)
Application Period:

Deadline for sending applications on the e-application system: 8 May 2017 17:00 (Japanese Time)

Application Period for submitting paper-based documents (other than e-application documents): 8 May 2017-11 May 2017 17:00 (Japanese Time) 

Coverage of
1) International return flight tickets
2) Accommodation fees and research costs (The amount depends on the country the fellow will visit, ranging from 3.8 million to 5.2 million Japanese yen per year.)
Link to JSPS
Tokyo Website
JSPS Tokyo website (only the Japanese version is available)

For more detailed information in English about the application process, please click here: