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JSPS’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year totals ¥305.3 billion. This amount is divided into direct funding of ¥259.5 billion and indirect funding of ¥45.8 billion. The indirect funds are provided in MEXT’s budget for program selection and assessment functions performed by JSPS.

The chart below gives a breakdown of the main items of the budget, which is 99.8% subsidized by the Japanese government.

Budget Transition FY 2009-2015

Image:Budget Transition FY2008-2013

FY 2014 Budget by Program
Direct funding
Government subsidies for JSPS as an independent Administrative Institution
      Research fellowships for young scientists 19.1
International scientific cooperation programs 6.2
Research application programs 0.4
Research Center for Science Systems 0.6
General administration  1.0
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research  133.1
Program for Advancing Strategic International Networks to Accelerate the Circulation of Talented Researchers 1.9
From Commissioned Program, etc  0.7
Multi-year Fund for Grants-in-Aid  96.5
Total 259.5
Indirect funding 
Program for Leading Graduate Schools 17.7
Acceleration Program for University Education Rebuilding 7.7
WPI Program 9.4
Initiatives for Globalizing Higher Education 11.0
Total 45.8

Grand Total 305.3
A "Multi-year Fund for Grants-in-Aid" wasestablished in FY 2011. Its FY 2015 budget is ¥96.5 billion.