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5-3-1 Kojimachi,
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TEL: +81-3-3263-1869
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BRIDGE Fellowship Program Eligibility

Obligations of BRIDGE Fellows and Host Researchers

  • So as to allow the smooth progress of the candidate’s research in Japan, before submitting an application, the host researcher is to fully inform the candidate of conditions at the host laboratory, including his/her status under the fellowship, and ascertain the candidate’s agreement to accept those conditions.
  • The host researcher will, in cooperation with the administration office of the host institution, provide a suitable arrangement for the candidate to pursue his/her joint research and other research activities. The host researcher will also assist the candidate, when needed, with immigration processing (including applying for a “certificate of eligibility”), securing domicile and other matters related to his/her stay in Japan.
  • During the fellowship tenures, the host researcher is advised not to commit such acts equivalent to human rights violations (e.g. discrimination, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, academic harassment, power harassment, abuse of authority, neglect) and should be particularly careful not to say or do anything that could be interpreted as committing such acts. If a researcher should commit such an unethical act and be punished via measures imposed by the host institution, s/he will be restricted from applying for the JSPS International Fellowships Program for a period of five years starting from the day that the punishment is administered.
  • During fellowship tenures, candidates shall not, either in or outside the host institution, infringe in any way on the human rights of others, including racial or gender discrimination or other forms of abuse.
  • As a rule, fellows are to stay in Japan continuously during the tenure of their fellowships and concentrate on their research at the host institution. Fellows may not engage in other work, neither paid nor unpaid, during their tenures.
  • The host researchers and candidates shall follow the rules established by the host institution and JSPS prohibiting acts of research misconduct, (e.g., fabricating or falsifying research results) and the misuse of research funds.
  • The candidate and host researcher must submit a post-visit report, using the “Research Report” (Form 7), to JSPS Head Office and the alumni association/JSPS office within three months after the end of their visits.
  • When presenting or publishing the content or results of research conducted under the fellowship, the JSPS BRIDGE Fellowship should be acknowledged.
  • The host institution shall inform both the host researcher and the candidate of the rules that it and JSPS have established to prevent research misconduct (e.g., fabricating or falsifying research results) and misuse of research funds (e.g. personal use of funds, use of funds for other purposes) and of the penalties for violations. It shall take action to see that these rules are obeyed.
  • Candidates must not carry out research with military objectives. Applicants (host researchers) and host institutions are ascertain the understanding and agreement of Fellows and Hosts that JSPS does not support research with military objective.
  • The host institution is to take first responsibility for the candidate’s actions, so must be proactive in preventing any human rights violations, research misconduct or misuse of research funds on the part of the candidate during his/her tenure. If any such problems should occur, the host institution will endeavor to resolve them. If requested by JSPS, it is to report such problems.

Others

  • A researcher may not be a candidate for both this fellowship program and another JSPS program at the same time.
  • A researcher may not be awarded a BRIDGE Fellowship and a fellowship from another funding organization at the same time.
  • Incomplete or faulty applications will not be reviewed.
  • Applicants are to describe the results they obtained in other JSPS program(s) and their relevance to this BRIDGE fellowship program.
  • There is a limit of one application per person under each recruitment. This should be confirmed when a researcher applies who belongs to two or more alumni associations.