JSPS carries out programs that provide overseas researchers who have an excellent record of research achievements with an opportunity to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. Fellows are given guidance, further opportunities, a network of alumni, and other support provided by JSPS during and after the research tenures in Japan.
JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan
JSPS provides fellowship programs for overseas researchers who have an excellent record of research achievements to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. The programs are intended to help advance the overseas researchers' research activities while promoting science and internationalization in Japan.
The “JSPS International Fellowships for Research in Japan” consists of two programs: “Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan” for young researchers and “Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan” for mid-career and senior researchers.
The program provides tutorial and financial support for promising researchers in Asia and Africa who wish to obtain their Ph.D. degrees from Japanese universities through the submission of a dissertation without matriculating a doctoral course.
Services for Fellow / JSPS Fellows Plaza
JSPS provides support for the Fellows, who come to Japan to attend the JSPS Fellowship Program for Research in Japan and other programs, by offering a guidebook and orientation programs.
In addition, JSPS carries out the Science Dialogue Program that provides JSPS Fellows with opportunities to give lectures in English on their research work at high schools in the vicinity of their Japanese host institutes.
JSPS also supports the Alumni Follow-up Activities to help former JSPS Fellows maintain a network between them after they had completed their Fellowship Programs. The international exchanges between Japan and other countries have been promoted by the Fellows through the activities of Alumni Association. Furthermore, it contributes to foster young overseas researchers who come to Japan with interest.