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Research Fellowships for Young Scientists

In view of the growing need to foster young researchers who will play an important role in future scientific research activities, JSPS provides a special programme under which fellowships are granted to 1) young Japanese postdoctoral researchers who conduct research activities at Japanese universities or research institutions on a non-employment basis and to 2) graduate students who conduct research as part of Japanese university doctoral programmes. JSPS strongly recommends the successful researchers to conduct their research abroad because it would be extremely helpful to train researchers with overseas experience for the advancement of world class research taking place in Japan.



Call for FY2018

Award Categories (1)DC1: Doctoral student 1
(2)DC2: Doctoral student 2
(3)PD: Post Doctorate
(4)SPD: Special Post Doctorate

*Special Post Doctorate is defined as the top applicants among those who applied for Post Doctorate grants.
Number of Awards Available
(1)DC1: 700
(2)DC2: 1,100
(3)PD: 350
(4)SPD: 18
Duration of Award (1) DC1: 3 years from 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2021 
(2) DC2: 2 years from 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2020 
(3) PD: 3 years from 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2021 
(4) SPD: 3 years from 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2021
Application Method: Complete the e-application process on the JSPS Tokyo website.
For details, please refer to http://www-shinsei.jsps.go.jp/ (only the Japanese version is available)
Application Period:

Deadline for sending applications on the e-application system: 1 June 2017 17:00 (Japanese Time)

Application Period for submitting paper-based documents (other than e-application documents): 1 to 7 June 2017 17:00 (Japanese Time)

Coverage of
Fellowship
Monthly stipend
(1) DC1: ¥200,000
(2) DC2: ¥200,000
(3) PD: ¥362,000
(4) SPD: ¥446,000

Fellowship recipients may apply for an additional research grant of the following amount.
(1) DC1: up to ¥1,500,000 per year
(2) DC2: up to ¥1,500,000 per year
(3) PD: up to ¥1,500,000 per year
(4) SPD: up to ¥3,000,000 per year
Link to JSPS
Tokyo Website
For more detailed information, please visit JSPS Tokyo Website below.
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-pd/index.html (English)
http://www.jsps.go.jp/j-pd/index.html (Japanese)

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

Research Fellowship for Young Scientists Restarting Work after a Career Break (RPD)

In view of the growing need to foster young researchers who will play an important role in future scientific research activities, JSPS provides a special programme under which fellowships are granted to young Japanese postdoctoral researchers who restart conducting research activities after maternity leave or an interval taken for rearing children. JSPS strongly recommends the successful researchers to conduct their research abroad because it would be extremely helpful to train researchers with overseas experience for the advancement of world class research taking place in Japan.


Call for FY2018

Number of Awards Available
About 75 people
Duration of Award (1): 3 years from 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2021
(2): 3 years from 1 July 2018 - 30 June 2021
(3): 3 years from 1 October 2018 - 30 September 2021
(4): 3 years from 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2021

After selection, duration of award can be changed among above for maternity and child-care.
Application Method: Complete the e-application process on the JSPS website. For details, please refer to: http://www-shinsei.jsps.go.jp/. (Japanese only)
Application Period:

Deadline for sending applications on the e-application system: 10 May 2017 17:00 (Japanese Time)

Application Period for submitting paper-based documents (other than e-application documents): 10 May 2017-15 May 2017 17:00 (Japanese Time)

Total Amount of
Project Funding
Monthly stipend
362,000 yen
Fellowship recipients may apply for an additional research grant of the following amount.
up to 1.5 million yen per year
For More
Information

JSPS Headquarters website (Japanese only)

 

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