Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers

The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Pathway to University Positions in Japan) PROGRAM GUIDELINES (FY2013)
This program guideline is for FY2013 JSPS foreign researchers and host researchers providing research conditions, regulations and administrative procedures.


  1. BASIC STIPULATIONS(PDF)
    1. PROVISIONS
    2. AIM OF THE FELLOWSHIP
    3. FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND HOST’S ROLE
    4. MAINTAIN THE ORIGINAL OF YOUR AWARD LETTER
    5. ID NUMBER
    6. TERM OF THE FELLOWSHIP
    7. OBLIGATIONS
    8. WITHDRAWAL OF THE FELLOWSHIP AND STOPPAGE OF ALLOWANCES
    9. COMMUNICATION BETWEEN FELLOW AND HOST
    10. RELEASE OF INFORMATION ABOUT FELLOWS
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  3. PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS(PDF)
    1. PRE-DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
    2. POST-ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
    3. PRE-/POST-EXPIRATION PROCEDURES
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  5. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS(PDF)
    1. NATURE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT
    2. INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION
    3. MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE
    4. SETTLING-IN ALLOWANCE
    5. INSURANCE
    6. REIMBURSEMENT
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  7. CHANGE OF FELLOWSHIP TENURE AND WITHDRAWAL(PDF)
    1. SHORTENING THE FELLOWSHIP
    2. EXTENSION OF THE FELLOWSHIP
    3. LEAVE FOR CHILD BEARING AND/OR INFANT NURSING
    4. TEMPORARY ABSENCE FROM JAPAN
    5. CHANGING THE HOST RESEARCHER
    6. CHANGE IN RESEARCH PLAN
    7. WITHDRAWAL FROM FELLOWSHIP
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  9. RESEARCH GRANT(PDF)
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  11. JAPANESE LANGUAGE TRAINING(PDF)

 

  • LIST OF ATTACHED FORMS
  • APPENDIX A(PDF)
    Certificate of Eligibility
  • APPENDIX B(PDF)
    Useful Contacts for Immigration
  • APPENDIX C(PDF)
    Points on What to Say When Inquiring about the Visa Application Procedure at a Japanese Embassy/Consulate
  • APPENDIX D(PDF)
    Special Re-entry System
  • APPENDIX E(PDF)
    Sample of Document Certifying the Research Activity, Fellowship Period, and Maintenance Allowance of the Fellow