Overseas Fellowship Div. International Program Dept.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

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

TEL+81-3-3263-3444, 3761, 3692

TEL+81-3-3263-3769, 3783

Pathway to University Positions in Japan
TEL+81-3-3263-3769, 3783, 3444

Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers

List of Host Institutions


  1. Japanese national, public or private universities
  2. Inter-university research institutes
  3. National College of Technology
  4. Other research institutes or scientific research organizations actively engaged in research, including national laboratories, independent administrative institutions, public research corporations, nonprofit organizations, and prefectural research institutes.
    (The institutions listed below are examples. As other organizations may be eligible as host institutions, please inquire to JSPS in advance.)

4. National Laboratories / Independent Administrative Institutions

National Center for University Entrance Examinations
National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation
National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management
National Research Institute of Police Science
National Institute of Public Health
National Research Institute for Child Health and Development
National Institute of Science and Technology Policy
Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
National Institute for Minamata Disease
Akita Research Institute of Food and Brewing
Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences
Yamanashi Forest Research Institute
Osaka Museum of Natural History
Kashihara Archaeological Institute, Nara Prefecture
Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History & Human History
Civil Engineering Research Institute of Hokkaido
National Institute for Materials Science
National Maritime Research Institute
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry, IAA
Port and Airport Research Institute
Iwate Biotechnology Research Center
Japan Fine Ceramics Center
Fukuoka Industrial Technology Center
Kobayashi Institute of Physical Research
Nippon Institute For Biological Science
Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
The Association for Earthquake Disaster Prevention
Fukada Geological Institute
Construction Engineering Research Institute Foundation
The Tottori Mycological Institute
Fuzzy Logic Systems Institute
National Research Institute of Brewing
Electronic Navigation Research Institute
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
The Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center
Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution
Radiation Effects Research Foundation
The Research Institute of Tuberculosis, Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Center for Environmental Science in Saitama
Kanagawa Cancer Center Research Institute
Industrial Technology Center of Nagasaki
Hokkaido Forestry Research Institute
Mie Prefecture Health and Environment Research Institute
Hot Springs Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
National Agriculture and Bio-oriented Technology Research Advancement Institution
Japan Science and Technology Agency
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Kazusa DNA Research Institute
Tokushima Prefectural Museum
Miyazaki Prefectural Wood Utilization Research Center
NTT Communication Science Laboratories
Biohistory Research Hall
National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Clinical Research Center. Chiba-East National Hospital National Hospital Organization
National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center (National Institute of Sensory Organs)
National Hospital Organization Nagoya Medical Center
National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center
National Hospital Organization Kure Medical Center
National Hospital Organization Kinki-chuo Chest Medical Center (Clinical Research Center)
National Institute of Biomedical Innovation
Kagawa National Children's Hospital
NHO Murayama Medical Center
Institute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization
Akita Research and Develpoment Center
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation
National Livestock Breeding Center
Kanagawa Industrial Technology Center
Hiroshima Prefectural Technology Research Institute
National Hospital Organization Kagoshima Medical Center
National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences
National Institute for Rural Engineering
National Food Research Institute
National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
National Institute of Radiological Sciences
National Institute for Environmental Studies
Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Meteorological Research Institute(MRI), Japan Meteorological Agency
National Cancer Center
National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry
National Institute of Infectious Diseases
National Cardiovascular Center Research Institute
Research Institute, National Rehabilitation Center for Persons with Disabilities
Building Research Institute
Hokkaido Fish Hatchery
Aichi Cancer Center
Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute
Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute
Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute
National Institute of Health and Nutrition
Institute for Developmental Research, Aichi Human Service Center
Research Institute, International Medical Center of Japan
Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health
National Institute of Health Sciences
Geography & Crustal Dynamics Research Center
Forest Tree Breeding Center
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Institute of Industrial Health
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
National Institute for Educational Policy Research
National Museum of Nature and Science
Tokyo National Museum
Independent Administrative Institution National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The National Museum of Western Art
Independent Administrative Institution National Museum of Art
Fisheries Research Agency
Public Works Research Institute
Okayama Institute for Quantum Physics
Shizuoka Cancer Center
Yamanashi Prefectural Fisheries Technology Center
National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster
The Kochi Prefectural Makino Botanical Garden
the Tokyo National Museum of the National Institute for Cultural Property
National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Kyoto National Museum
National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
National Institute of Special Needs Education
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Japan
Akita Research Institute for Food and Brewing
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Japanese Foundation For Cancer Research
The Toyo Bunko
Osaka Bioscience Institute
The Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan
Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba
Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases
Osaka Municipal Technical Research Institute
Institute for Laser Technology
International Institute for Advanced Studies
Mitsubishi Kagaku Institute of Life Sciences
Institute of Systems, Information Technologies and nanotechnologies
Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology
Saitama Cancer Center, Research Institute for Clinical Oncology
Microbial Chemistry Research Foundation
Tokyo Metropolitan Organization for Medical Research
Chiba Cancer Center Research Institute
Hayashibara Bio Chemical Laboratories, INC. Great Ape Research Institute
NEC Corporation Central Research Laboratory
Hiroshima City Industrial Promotion Center
Tokyo Metropolitan Geriatric Hospital and Institute of Gerontology
NTT Basic Research Laboratories, NTT Corporation
Quantum Chemistry Research Institute
Chisan Denboin
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for Social Welfare and Public Health
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences
Japan Nuclear Cycle Development Institute
Research Institute for Brain and Blood Vessels Akita
The Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute
Railway Technical Research Institute
National Agency for the Advancement of Sports and Health, Japan Institute of Sports Sciences
Lake Biwa Museum