Course Level: Fellowships are awarded for researchers to conduct under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.
Scholarship Provider: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
Note: Full-time employment classification is determined by the regulations of the host institution.
Candidate (Fellow): Each candidate (fellow) for the Fellowship must:
-Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.)
-Hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received on or after April 2, 2009, or be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect.
-Have arranged in advance a research plan with his/her Japanese host researcher.
Note: Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers (excluding Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Short-term) for North American and European Researchers and Summer Program) are not eligible.
-A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations)
-A monthly maintenance allowance of ¥362,000
-A settling-in allowance of ¥200,000, Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage, etc.
A Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Tokubetsu Kenkyuin Syoure-hi) of up to ¥1,500,000 per year (total of ¥3,000,000 for two years) is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application for these grants is made by the host researcher through his/her institution.
-That the collaboration will contribute to advancing science in Japan and counterpart country.
-That the collaboration can be expected to advance research in the subject field.
-That the applicant (host researcher) and candidate have established contacts in advance and devised a concrete research plan.
-That a suitable space is prepared and facilities arranged at the host institution for the fellow to conduct research during his/her tenure.
-That, as much as possible, preference will not be given to the candidate’s nationality, host institution, or field of specialization. Consideration is given to inviting first-time fellows from a range of countries.
-Contact made between candidate and applicant (host researcher)
-Applicant (host researcher) submits an application to institution’s head office
-Office submits application to JSPS
Materials to be submitted: Materials to be prepared by the applicant (host researcher) and submitted to his/her institution
-Application form to be filled in by the host researcher (Form 1)
-Application form to be filled in by the foreign candidate (Form 2)
– A letter of reference/recommendation from the candidate’s current or previous academic supervisor (not from his/her prospective host researcher in Japan)
Note: Only successful candidates will be required to provide a doctoral degree certificate or a copy of their diploma if already received.
Materials to be prepared by the administrative office of the host institution:
-Number of applications
-List of candidates
Read more: JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers Scholarship Positions 2015 2016