HOPE Meetings

About HOPE Meetings

To advance science and technology within the Asia-Pacific and Africa region, it will be necessary to foster talented young researchers having wide perspectives that transcend individual disciplines and lofty values derived from the region’s inherent cultures.

To foster such researchers, HOPE Meetings have been organized by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science since 2008. The title “HOPE” signifies the promise held for young scientists and optimism for a bright science and technology future in the Asia-Pacific and Africa region.

HOPE Meetings give opportunities for excellent doctoral students and young researchers selected from countries/areas in the region to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with Nobel laureates and other distinguished scientists. Their programs include dialogue with distinguished scientists pioneering the frontiers of knowledge; exchanges among the participants themselves, who live under the same roof for one week; and cultural lectures and activities.


8th HOPE Meeting Report


7th HOPE Meeting Report


9th HOPE Meeting Flyer


Lectures of the past HOPE Meetings are on YouTube:


Those who wish to participate in the 9th HOPE Meeting,
please contact Overseas Cooperating Institutions.
*Foreign applicants affiliated to Japanese Institutions can
apply the domestic (in Japan) recruitment. Click here.

We closed the DOMESTIC (in Japan) application
for the 9th HOPE Meeting on the 5th of September.

What's New

01/07/2016
Domestic Call for Applications for the 9th HOPE Meeting was posted.
01/07/2016
Outline and Organizing Committee of the 9th HOPE Meeting was posted.
12/04/2016
Overview of the 8th HOPE Meeting was posted.
04/02/2016
Outline, Lecturers, Program and Organizing Committee / Moderators for the 8th HOPE Meeting were posted and updated.
08/09/2015
Outline of the 8th HOPE Meeting was updated.
22/07/2015
Outline of the 8th HOPE Meeting was updated.
22/07/2015
8th HOPE Meeting Domestic (in Japan) Recruitment for HOPE Meeting Participants (Outline) [English version]was posted.
01/07/2015
Domestic Call for Applications for the 8th HOPE Meeting was posted.
01/07/2015
Outline and Organizing Committee of the 8th HOPE Meeting was posted.