1. How do I go about applying for a RONPAKU Fellowship?
RONPAKU candidates are to prepare Forms 2 and 3 and send them to their prospective Japanese advisor. The prospective advisor is to fill out Form 1 and submit it along with all the other forms to JSPS through his/her university.
2. May I apply to JSPS directly?
No, you may not. All applications need to be submitted through a prospective Japanese advisor’s university.
3. I already have a PhD degree from a university in my home country. Am I qualified to apply for a RONPAKU Fellowship?
No. you may not. The candidate must be a researcher who has not obtained a PhD degree from a university.
4. I don’t know anybody to ask to be my Japanese advisor. May I ask JSPS to introduce me to one?
I’m sorry, but JSPS is not in a position to introduce prospective Japanese advisors to candidates. Please use your faculty’s international network, academic societies or other means to find a prospective Japanese advisor.
5. What is the eligibility of a Japanese advisor?
A prospective Japanese advisor must be a full-time professor or associate professor who, as of 1 April of the starting year of your fellowship, is engaged in implementing a doctoral course at the Japanese university where you will submit your PhD thesis.
6. When may I receive my selection result?
JSPS will inform Japanese advisor's instition of the result by the end of next January.