Schemes for Japanese Researchers
Overseas Challenge Program for Young Researcher
This program gives doctoral students an opportunity to go overseas to engage in joint research in a challenging new research environment, with researchers in other countries over a period of three months to one year. In this way, the program contributes to the fostering of young researchers who possess abundant international experience and can be expected to play leading roles in the wider scientific arena.
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.
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 experiences for the promotion of world class research taking place in Japan.
Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visits Programme for Accelerating Brain Circulation
From FY2014 replaced by “Programme for Advancing Strategic International Networks to Accelerate the Circulation of Talented Researchers”.
Grants in Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)
KAKENHI which is applied by PIs in Japanese institutions can use this programme to visit overseas research partners for collaborative activities.