JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan (Strategic Program)

For Researchers from the US (Nominating Authority: NSF)

How to apply

1. Application Procedure

Overseas researchers are selected under the program based on NSF’s nominations. NSF issues application calls, receives and screens applications, and makes nominations to JSPS. For details, please refer to the webpage of NSF Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW).

2. Notification of selection results

JSPS notifies the selectees via NSF and reports the selections to the host institutions.

3. Schedule


Date

Phases

December

NSF headquarters issues call for application.

Early February

NSF receives applications.

Mid-February
– March

NSF screens and nominates applicants to JSPS.
JSPS inquiries to host institutions as to whether they will accept nominees.

Late May

JSPS notifies the selectees via NSF and reports the selections to the host institutions.

15 June thru 31 March of following year

Fellows arrive in Japan, start their research.


〔Program Flow Chart〕
Program Flow  Chart

(1) NSF recruits and selects nominees.
(2) NSF refers nominees to JSPS.
(3)(4) JSPS inquiries to host institutions as to whether they will accept nominees; host institutions reply.
(5) JSPS notifies the selectees via NSF and reports the selections to the host institutions.
(6) Fellow, host researcher and the administrative office of the host institution do the required procedures.JSPS pays fellows' allowances.