JAPANESE

Inviting Excellent Researchers from Other Countries to Japan

JSPS carries out programs that provide overseas researchers who have an excellent record of research achievements with an opportunity to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. Fellows are given guidance, further opportunities, a network of alumni, and other support provided by JSPS during and after the research tenures in Japan.

FELLOWSHIP CATEGORIES

JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan

JSPS provides fellowship programs for overseas researchers who have an excellent record of research achievements to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. The programs are intended to help advance the overseas researchers' research activities while promoting science and internationalization in Japan.
The “JSPS International fellowships for research in Japan” consists of two programs: “Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan” for young researchers and “Invitation Fellowship for Research in Japan” for mid-career and senior researchers.

Pre/Postdocs
Postdocs
Mid-career to Professor Level
Professor, Associate Professor

Summer Program
Young pre-/post-doctoral researchers from France, Germany, Sweden, the UK, Canada and the U.S. are invited to Japan over a period of two months during the summer to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers in universities and research institutions in Japan.

Strategic Program
Young and excellent pre-/post-doctoral researchers with high future potential from selected countries are strategically invited to Japan for the period of three to twelve months in order to build collaborative research relationships with Japanese colleagues.

Short-term Program
Young and excellent pre- /post-doctoral researchers from the U.S., Canada, European Union Countries, Switzerland, Norway and Russia are invited to Japan to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other institutions in Japan for the period of one to twelve months.

Standard Program
Young and excellent postdoctoral researchers from other countries are provided with opportunities to conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions for the period of twelve to twentyfour months.

Pathway to University Positions in Japan
Aimed at promoting the employment of overseas researchers in full-time position at Japanese universities and other research institutions, this program offers the universities or other research institutions a funded means of inviting postdoctoral researchers from other countries to do pre-employment research in their institutions.

Long-term
Mid-career to professor level researchers with excellent records of research achievements are invited to Japan to collaborate with Japanese colleagues in carrying out research through long-term visits.

Short-term
Mid-career to professor level researchers with excellent records of research achievements are invited to Japan for short-term visits and provided with opportunities for discussions/opinion exchanges with Japanese colleagues, lectures and other activities.

Short-term S
Nobel laureates and other eminent scientists overseas with records of outstanding achievements who play leading roles in their fields are invited to Japan. They are provided with the opportunities to deliver lectures, offer advice and cooperate in research or conduct other activities in universities and research institutions.

RONPAKU program

The program provides tutorial and financial support for promising researchers in Asia and Africa who wish to obtain their Ph.D. degrees from Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation without matriculating a doctoral course.

Services for Fellow / JSPS Fellows Plaza

JSPS provides support for the Fellows, who come to Japan to attend the JSPS Fellowship Program for Research in Japan and other programs, by offering a guidebook and orientation programs.

In addition, JSPS carries out the Science Dialogue Program that provides JSPS Fellows with opportunities to give lectures in English on their research work at high schools in the vicinity of their Japanese host institutes.

JSPS also supports the Alumni Follow-up Activities to help former JSPS Fellows maintain a network between them after they had completed their Fellowship Programs. The international exchanges between Japan and other countries have been promoted by the Fellows through the activities of Alumni Association. Furthermore, it contributes to foster young overseas researchers who come to Japan with interest.


 





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