OUTLINE OF THE FELLOWSHIP
The JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan (Short Term) is offered to promote international scientific cooperation and exchange. It allows researchers employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from other countries to Japan for short periods of time to participate in discussions, attend seminars, give lectures, or perform similar duties at their institutions.
Applications for this program must be submitted to JSPS by a host researcher in Japan through the head of his/her university or institution.
FIELDS OF RESEARCH
All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program.
HOST RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS
The applicant (host researcher) must be a researcher who is employed full-time or classified as being employed full-time at a university or research institution of the types listed in Table I. Fellows must conduct their research at the host’s affiliated institution.
* Full-time employment classification is determined by the regulations of the host institution.
The candidate must be a researcher with an excellent record of research achievements who, in principle, is employed full-time at an overseas research institution, and meets the following requirements:
NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED
||Senior scientists, university professors, and other persons with substantial professional experience
||Citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.)
||To be eligible, researchers of Japanese nationality must have lived abroad and been activity engaged in research for over 10 years.
For the 1st Recruitment: Approximately 120 Fellowships will be granted.
TERMS OF AWARD
For the 2nd Recruitment: Approximately 100 Fellowships will be granted.
The terms of the Awards indicated below are subject to change.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR THE PROGRAM Applicants (host researchers) are required to use JSPS’s electronic application system to apply for fellowships.
- For fellows
1) A round-trip air ticket
2) A daily maintenance allowance of ¥18,000
3) Domestic research travel allowance of ¥150,000
4) Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage
- For hosts:
Host's cooperation allowance of ¥50,000
Applications for this program must be submitted to JSPS by a host researcher in Japan through the head of his/her university or institution. Foreign researchers wishing to participate in this program are advised to establish contact with a Japanese or foreign-resident researcher in their field and to ask him/her to submit an application. They should make this contact well in advance of the host institution’s application deadline indicated below.
Application process is as follows:
1) Contact made between candidate and applicant (host researcher)
2) Applicant (host researcher) submits application to institution’s head office
3) Office submits application to JSPS
*JSPS does not find or introduce host researchers.
*JSPS does not accept applications submitted directly by foreign researchers or through diplomatic channels.
*There is another application channel: JSPS also receives applications for the program through its overseas nominating authorities (Table II). Regarding this procedure, please contact the nominating authority in your country.
HANDLING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
- Materials to be submitted
||Materials to be prepared by a host researcher
Application form to be filled in by the host researcher
||Materials to be prepared by the administrative office of the host institution
i) Form A (indicating the number of applications)
ii) Form B (list of applications)
- Application deadline (for host institution):
||1st Recruitment: September 3, 2010
||2nd Recruitment: May 12, 2011
||Application guidelines will be distributed only once this fiscal year.
||These deadlines are for the head of the host institution to submit the application to JSPS; the time frames for applicants (host researchers) to submit their applications are normally earlier.
With regard to personal information contained in application materials, it shall be strictly controlled in accordance with the Law to Protect Personal Information Held by Independent Administration Institutions. When using personal information in implementing the JSPS Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan, including the provision of such information to private companies commissioned to conduct data processing and management, JSPS shall observe these laws and regulations.
If selected for a fellowship, fellows should note that their name, research theme, host institution, name and title of their host researcher, and their research reports will be given public access. Fellows will also be asked to participate in surveys aimed at improving the fellowship program.
ABOUT THE PROPER USE OF COMPETITIVE AND OTHER FUNDS
Appropriate action will be taken in the case of improper conduct, including the misuse of competitive and other research funds, misconduct in education or research activities (including fabrication, falsification or plagiarization of papers), using one’s position as a leader to commit sexual harassment or other improper actions, violating laws or regulations. In such cases, the fellowship may be terminated and the fellow made to reimburse JSPS for all or part his/her already-paid research funds and allowances. For instructions on the proper use of competitive funds, see the separate document “About the Proper Use of Competitive and Other Funds.”