CONTACT

Overseas Fellowship Div. International Program Dept.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN

Standard
TEL+81-3-3263-3444
E-mailpostdoc-standardjsps.go.jp

Short-term
TEL+81-3-3263-3810
E-mailpostdoc-shortjsps.go.jp

Pathway to University Positions in Japan
TEL+81-3-3263-3444, 3810
E-mailpostdoc-pathwayjsps.go.jp

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers

The JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers PROGRAM GUIDELINES (FY2015)
The Guidelines provide research conditions, regulations and administrative procedures.
・For JSPS Fellows when traveling for research purposes
When Fellows travel outside the area of their host institution for research purposes, they may receive money for transportation and lodging from a source other than the JSPS fellowship, but they may not accept a per diem.
The Guidelines cover the following Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers: Standard, Short-term, Pathway to University Positions in Japan and Strategic Program. The current fellows who started his/her tenure before March 2014 are also required to follow the FY2014 Program Guidelines.


  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
    11. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RESEARCH RESULTS

  2. PROCEDURAL PROVISIONS(PDF)
    1. PRE-DEPARTURE PROCEDURES
    2. POST-ARRIVAL PROCEDURES
    3. PRE-/POST-DEPARTURE PROCEDURES

  3. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS(PDF)
    1. NATURE OF FINANCIAL SUPPORT
    2. AIR TICKETS
    3. MAINTENANCE ALLOWANCE
    4. SETTLING-IN ALLOWANCE
    5. OVERSEAS TRAVEL INSURANCE
    6. REIMBURSEMENT

  4. 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 OR HOST INSTITUTE
    6. CHANGE IN RESEARCH PLAN
    7. WITHDRAWAL FROM FELLOWSHIP
    8. CONTINUOUS STAY IN JAPAN AFTER EXPIRATION

  5. RESEARCH GRANT(PDF)
    1. GRANT-IN-AID FOR JSPS FELLOWS
    2. RESEARCH SUPPORT ALLOWANCE

     

    • 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
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