Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in cooperation with Fogarty International Center (FIC) conducts short-term (15 days – 11 months) and long-term (12 – 24 months) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers. This fellowship was established to assist promising and highly-qualified young researchers wishing to conduct research in Japan. The program is aimed at providing opportunities for such researchers to, under the guidance of their Japanese hosts, conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions, thereby permitting them to advance their own research while stimulating Japanese academic circles, particularly young Japanese researchers, through close collaboration in scientific activities.
The program aims to help such researchers advance their own research while expanding opportunities for them to come to Japan, thus advancing scientific exchange between Japan and the following participating countries: the US, Canada, France ,Germany, Sweden, the UK, Italy, Finland, the other European Union Countries, Switzerland and Norway. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program.
Each candidate for the Fellowship must: 1) Possess either the nationality or citizenship of the nominating country or be a permanent resident of that country (However, citizens of other countries are eligible if they have completed a master¿s or PhD course at an institution of higher education in one of the eligible countries and, upon completing the course, have for at least three continuous years conducted high-level research at a university or research institution in an eligible country.)
2) Have arranged in advance a research plan with his/her Japanese host.
Short-term fellowships are for individuals that: Hold a doctorate degree obtained from outside Japan when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years prior; or be enrolled in a doctoral course and be scheduled to receive a Ph.D. within two years.
Long-term fellowships are for individuals that: Hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received within six years.
Short-term Fellowships: October 31, yearly
Long-term Fellowships: June 30, yearly***
***Also visit: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/fellow.html for more information about the program and applications.***
Amount: Check funder
Deadline: Check deadline
Funder: Fogarty International Center
Stage of Study:
Citizenship: International, U.S. Citizen