JSPS Award for Eminent Scientists

A call for applications under the JSPS Award for Eminent Scientists was suspended in FY 2012. From 2013, researchers who are eligible for these visits will be invited under the gshort-term Sh category of the invitation Fellowship Programs for research in Japan.

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

   Applicants for inviting eminent scientists to Japan are made by the heads of Japanese universities and research institutions.

Role of Host Institutions
   Host institutions provide logistic and administrative support for the invitee's stay in Japan.

Number of Awards
   Approximately 4 scientists are granted awards each fiscal year.

   Foreign researchers such as Nobel laureates, who possess a record of excellent research achievements and who are mentors and leaders in their respective fields.

   In principle the tenure of the invitation is for one year, during which period multiple visits may be made. Depending on the visit plan, it is also possible, however, for a tenure of three years, with an aggregate of up to 6 months' worth of visits, to be approved.
   However, a plan containing a single visit of only a few days for, say, delivering a lecture will not be approved.

Terms of award
  1. Business class roundtrip air ticket(s)
  2. A per diem of \42,000
  3. A family allowance of \10,000 (when accompanied by family member(s))