Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Outline of the 15th HOPE Meeting

About HOPE Meetings

HOPE Meetings give opportunities to excellent graduate students selected from countries and areas in the Asia-Pacific and Africa region to engage in interdisciplinary discussions with Nobel Laureates and other distinguished scientists pioneering the frontiers of knowledge. It is hoped that the experience the students gain at the meeting will inspire and motivate them to become excellent scientists able to shoulder the future of science and technology in the region.


Monday, February 26 to Friday, March 1, 2024
*Registration: Sunday, February 25

Meeting Format

On-site and in-person (Lecturers may participate in the meeting through the online-conferencing platform)


Kyoto-city, Kyoto [tentative]


Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Chairperson of the Organizing Committee

KAJITA Takaaki (Nobel Laureate in Physics 2015)




The participants will comprise about 20 PhD students and young researchers from the institutions in Japan and 90 will be nominated by the Overseas Cooperating Institutions of the Asia-Pacific and Africa region;
Australia, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kenya, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam.


About 7 Nobel Laureates in the fields of natural sciences [tentative]

【REFERENCE】 Nobel Laureates at the 14th HOPE Meeting


KAJITA Takaaki

AMANO Hiroshi

Benjamin LIST

Gregory WINTER*


Harvey J. ALTER*


Lecturers who participated online

Application Process

Applications for the 15th HOPE Meeting for domestic (in Japan) participants closed at 17:00 (Japan time) on Friday, September 8, 2023.
If you wish to participate in the 15th HOPE Meeting from overseas,
please contact the relevant institution in your country/region
listed on the
Overseas Cooperating Institutions page.
*Foreign applicants affiliated with Japanese research institutions
can apply for the domestic (in Japan) call for applications.
Application Process