Overseas Fellowship Division,
International Program Department,
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

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


Science Dialogue Program

System of Our Program

*In detail, please refer to the program guideline (for Fellows / for High schools).

1. Recruiting Fellows to participate in the program
 Through various means, such as JSPS's newsletter ("JSPS Quarterly") and announcements at orientations for new Fellows, JSPS regularly invites Fellows to participate in the Science Dialogue Program.
2. Soliciting high schools to participate in the program
 JSPS regularly invites high schools to participate in the program, especially those that place emphasis on science or English language education, such as "Super Science High Schools (SSH)".
3. Matching
 From among the Fellows who volunteer to participate in the program, JSPS matches them with high schools based on the desired lecture subject and time frame of the school faculties and geographic considerations.
4. Preparations
 When the school faculty and the Fellow agree to the match up, they discuss and decide among themselves the details of lecture activity.
5. Financial supports
 JSPS will provide participating Fellows with the following financial support:
  • Travel costs to and from the high school (also provided to host/colleague who accompanies the Fellow)
  • Costs incurred in preparing lecture materials (e.g., consumable supplies, printing) up to ¥50,000.
Note: As program participation is on a volunteer basis, JSPS does not provide Fellows or their accompanying Japanese researchers with an honorarium. If, however, such remuneration is offered by the hosting high school, they may accept it.
6. Activity report
 After the lecture, both the Fellow and the high school have to submit the activity report to JSPS.
7.Certificate of Appreciation
 We will present the Fellow and the accompanying person with a certificate of appreciation after the lecture.

  • Under this program, JSPS Fellows participate in educational activities at Japanese high schools. By way of lectures, experiments and hands-on training, they speak to the students about their research activities and other points of interest such as life and culture in their home countries.
  • As a rule, English is used when giving lectures.
  • The Fellow’s host researcher and/or Japanese colleague at the host institution are encouraged to accompany and assist the Fellow by providing commentary in Japanese on important points of the lecture.