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Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard)

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship (Standard) provides opportunities for young postdoctoral researchers from overseas to conduct cooperative research with leading groups in Japanese universities and other research institutions under the guidance of a host researcher.

Number (world wide) 340 per year (including 9 from the nominating Authorities in UK )
Duration of Stay 12 - 24 months
Coverage of
  • Return air ticket
  • Monthly maintenance allowance: ¥362,000
  • Settling-in allowance: ¥200,000
  • Overseas travel, accident and sickness insurance coverage
  • Research grant of up to ¥1,500,000 per year
    (total of ¥3,000.000 for two years)

1) Application To JSPS Headquarters

Application Method Applications are submitted by the host researcher in Japan to JSPS Headquarters.
Application Periods:

May and September

For more
JSPS Headquarters

2) Application To Nominating Authorities in UK

Application Method Applications are submitted by the UK based researcher to the Royal Society or the British Academy.
Application Periods: February (Royal Society)
December (British Academy)
For more
Royal Society
British Academy