How To Contact Us

Overseas Training Program Division
International Program Department
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
5-3-1 Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo


Strategic Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Accelerating Brain Circulation

Target Fields

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences

2.Eligible institutions
(1)   Japanese universities, inter-university research institute corporations, junior colleges and colleges of technology
(2)   Independent administrative institutions and other institutions which conduct scientific research or R&D activities
(3)   Research institutions in private sector
    * (2) and (3) are required eligibility to apply for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)


Tenure of Projects

1 - 3 years

Financial Supports
-   (1) Travel fee for young researchers and (2) research expenses for international joint research
-   Up to 30 million Japanese yen / year / project


Eligible Young Researchers
-   (1) Researchers and (2) doctoral students affiliated with an eligible Japanese university or research institute (up to 45 years of age in principle)
-   Tenure of visits overseas:  more than 1 year in principle


Number of FY2011 Projects

From about 30 to 40 openly recruited projects


Applications must arrive at JSPS during 6-8 July 2011