Research Cooperation Division, International Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083 JAPAN

Asian Science Seminar



The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), together with the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), based on the Memorandum of Understanding and its Details for Implementation, will carry out joint workshops to promote research collaboration in all the scientific disciplines including humanities and social science.

The purpose of this program is to encourage young researchers, through the participation in workshops, to share knowledge, experience and ideas in the research areas stipulated in the call for proposals, to provide them with a career development opportunity, and to build networks for future collaborations among them that may lead to the development of new research areas. JSPS will provide financial support to the expense of workshops.

Topics (FY 2018)

All fields of knowledge

Workshop duration

Up to three days

Participants on the Japanese side

  • 1. Coordinator: A coordinator on the Japan side must hold a full-time or equivalent position as a researcher at a university or research institution in Japan that is eligible to receive Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI).
  • 2. Mentor: Mentors must hold full-time or equivalent position as researchers at universities or research institutions in Japan. Up to three researchers will be proposed.
  • 3. Participants: Early career researchers must be from research institutions, such as universities, in Japan. Up to 20 researchers will be chosen.

Number of workshops

2 workshops

Funding from JSPS

Up to 8 million YEN per workshop