Japan Society for the Promotion of Science



The Bridge Fellowship Program provides former JSPS fellows with an opportunity to revisit their past host institutions in Japan, or to go to Japan to plan or implement joint research projects and seminars, to offer training or lectures  for young researchers, or to prepare or attend scientific conferences and research meetings. The results  of each  BRIDGE visit are recorded in reports prepared by both the visiting researcher/host researcher and the  nominating  committee of each alumni association. These reports are used to evaluate the visit along with the  collaborative  relations created, sustained or strengthened through it. Researchers invited to Japan under this  fellowship program  are called “BRIDGE Fellows.” Based on applications by individual researchers, candidates are recommended to  JSPS by JSPS alumni associations and JSPS offices (or the JSPS-designated official in Japanese embassy in in countries that do not have a JSPS office).

Applicable Fields

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program.

Visit Period and Dates

  1.  A period of from 14 to 30 consecutive days
  2. Under this recruitment, revisits are to be started during the following period: 1 July 2024 through 31 March 2025

Terms of Award

  1. A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations) 
  2. Daily maintenance allowance of ¥13,000
  3. Research support allowance of up to JPY 100,000
  4. Overseas travel insurance coverage
When the applicant would like to use the research support allowance, the host researcher will need to apply for it    through his/her host institution. Please see the rules for the research support allowance in the Program Guidelines    for details.