CONTACT

Overseas Fellowship Division,
International Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083, JAPAN
TEL+81-3-3263-2480, 9094
FAX+81-3-3263-1854
MAILinvitation@jsps.go.jp

Particularly、For Research Report、Feedback On Fellowship Program(Quetionnaire),please contact the Overseas Fellowship Division via the following phone number and e-mail address.
TEL+81-3-3263-3443
MAILff15@jsps.go.jp

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Invitation Fellowship Programs for Research in Japan

This program is designed to enable Japanese researchers to invite their foreign colleagues to Japan to participate in cooperative work and other academic activities. Researchers of all countries having diplomatic relations with Japan are* eligible. Applications are submitted by the inviting researchers who wish to host foreign researchers in Japan.

What's New

08/29/2014
Some research report was posted.
08/28/2014
FY2014 Fellowship Selection Ratio is updated.
08/08/2014
FY2014 List of Fellows Selected through Second Open Recruitment in Japan was posted.
05/15/2014
Application Guideline of FY2015 (Long-term, Short-term, Short-term S) was posted.
01/14/2014
FY2014 Fellowship Selection Ratio was posted.
01/14/2014
FY2014 List of Fellows Selected through Open Recruitment in Japan was posted.
12/17/2013
Program Guidelines (FY2014) was posted.
12/12/2013
The call for JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan 2014 by applying through nominating authorities was posted.
08/21/2013
2013-2014 Fellowship Selection Ratio was updated.
03/29/2013
Outline of FY2014 (Long-term) was updated.
03/29/2013
Outline of FY2014 (Short-term) was updated.
03/29/2013
Outline of FY2014 (Short-term S) was updated.
03/29/2013
2013-2014 Fellowship Selection Ratio was updated.
02/22/2013
The call for JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan 2013 by applying through nominating authorities was posted.
01/31/2013
Program Guidelines (FY2013 Short-Term ) was posted.
01/31/2013
Program Guidelines (FY2013 Long-Term ) was posted.

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JSPS Invitation Fellowship Programs for Research in Japan

JSPS conducts two programs (a short- and long-term program) under the Invitation Fellowship heading. Funded by a subsidy from the Japanese government, these fellowship programs are to promote international cooperation and mutual understanding through scientific research. The programs allow researchers employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from other countries to Japan to participate in cooperative activities. They presuppose the existence of contacts between researchers in Japan and in other countries, a condition considered favorable to the promotion of future scientific cooperation and exchange.

From FY 2013, JSPS will begin issuing calls for applications under the “short-term S” category of the Invitation Fellowship Programs for Research in Japan. Under this category, Nobel laureates and other overseas researchers with similar records of eminent achievements are invited to Japan for short-term visits during which they offer advice and cooperate in the overall research activities of the host institution and give lectures at other Japanese research institutions.

Program Guidelines

TypeAnnual Number of Fellowships
(planned)
Duration of Stay Coverage of Fellowship Application Period
Long-term 70 2(61 days) to 10 months Round-trip air ticket,
Monthly stipend 369,000yen
Domestic travel allowance
100,000 yen,
Research expense
40,000 yen
September of the
preceding fiscal year
Short-term 210 14 to 60
days
Round-trip air ticket,
Per diem 18,000yen,
Domestic travel allowance
150,000 yen
September of the
preceding fiscal year,
and May of the
designated
fiscal year
Short-term S 4 - 6 7 to 30 days Round-trip air ticket,
(Business-class)
Per diem 42,000yen,
Domestic travel allowance
150,000 yen
September of the
preceding fiscal year,
and May of the
designated
fiscal year

*From the FY2009 recruitment, JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.
**Japanese fiscal year (FY) is from 1 April to 31 March of following year.
*** If a host researcher’s institution is not listed in the Table, please consult him/her. Other institutions can be eligible for the program if they take the necessary registration procedures and are regarded as eligible by JSPS.