JSPS Summer Program

For Participants
Date Schedule Accommodation
10 June Arrival in Japan at Narita International Airport Hotel in Narita
11 June Opening of the Program
Hold an opening reception
Shonan Village Center (SVC)
11 - 16 June Orientation session
17 June Move to host institutions Accommodation arranged by the respective host institution
18 June -
18 August
Research experience at host institutions
19 August Move to Tokyo
Hold a research report presentation meeting and a farewell party
Hotel in Tokyo
20 August Departure from Japan

Before you start the procedure, please read the Terms and Conditions for JSPS Summer Program 2014 very carefully.

1. Flight Arrangement
Flight arrangements are made by JSPS's designated travel agency, KNT (Kintetsu International), based on JSPS regulations. To arrange your air tickets, please click on the below website and follow the instructions on the "Registration for JSPS Summer Program air ticket and individual data" sheet enclosed with the award letter.


Please note that JSPS cannot reimburse you for an air ticket you purchase yourself nor can JSPS provide airfare in the form of a cash payment.

2. Japanese Language

Intensive Japanese language training will be conducted during the orientation period. The Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), the provider of the language training, will send you a questionnaire in early May to see your previous Japanese language experience for designing the program. Please send the questionnaire back to them so that you will be placed in an appropriate class. The e-mail questionnaire will be sent to you from the address jsps2014sp@ajalt.or.jp and the subject of the e-mail will be [Japanese language training].

FYI: http://www.ajalt.org/english/

3. Poster Presentation
The poster presentation session will be held during the orientation program for the purpose of enhancing your research experience in this program as well as exchanging information between the fellows. Please prepare an abstract and a poster of the research proposal in which you present your research plans in Japan, including a brief description of your current research agenda. For details, please refer to the announcement enclosed with the award letter.
4. Notice on Payment

The allowances listed below will be deposited by JSPS into a bank account which your host researcher designates (or into your own bank account if you have one in Japan.)


1. Maintenance allowance: 534,000 yen

 JSPS will cover the following expenses separately from this allowance: hotel room charges at Narita and Tokyo, and meals and accommodations charges at Shonan Village Center.

 For U.S. researchers, NSF, the nominating authority in the U.S. for this program, will cover one-fourth of the stated amount of your maintenance allowance.


2. Round-trip airfare in kind

After receiving your allowances from your host researcher (or upon confirming the remittance of allowances to your own bank account), please fill in the receipt using one of the below formats and send it to JSPS by July 24th by post (original; handwritten).

5. Report, Mailing Address and Questionnaire

All the participants are requested to submit a research report, their mailing address for future contact, and a completed questionnaire.


Research Report

The participants' reports on the results of their two months of research in Japan will be posted on JSPS's website.


Mailing Address for Future Contact

Please submit your mailing address using the prescribed format along with your research report.



Please answer the questionnaire using the prescribed format. Your comments and suggestions will be helpful to us in planning the program for the next year.


*Submitting Report and Questionnaire


Research Report and Mailing Address for Future Contact

Please submit them using both of the following methods.

1) E-mail to the following address before August 15th: sp2014@issjp.com
Please be sure to include your ID number in the title of your e-mail (example: Report from SP99999).
Please submit your report in MS-Word or PDF format.
2) FAX a printed report to the following number before August 15th:+ 81-(0)3-3453-1180. This is to assume we can read your report if the emailed text is garbled.


If you should be unable to submit your research report by August 15th, please bring it on a CD or a USB flash memory and a printed copy to the Research Report Presentation Session to be held on August 19th. The CD or the USB flash memory will be returned to you on that day.


Please make sure to hand in the questionnaire at the Research Report Presentation Session to be held on August 19th. 

6. Contact addresses

  tel / fax e-mail
JSPS +81 (0)3 3263 4098 summer@jsps.go.jp
+81 (0)3 3263 1854
Sokendai +81 (0)46 858 1519 jsps2014@ml.soken.ac.jp
+81 (0)46 858 1541
NSF +81 (0)3 3224 5502 achiba@nsf.gov
+81 (0)3 3224 5507
British Council +81 (0)3 3235 8031 science@britishcouncil.or.jp
+81 (0)3 3235 8040
CNRS +81 (0)3 3443 8551 asanuma.brice.cecile@cnrs.jp
+81 (0)3 3443 8552
DAAD +81 (0)3 3582 5962 yokoyama@daadjp.com
+81 (0)3 3582 5554
Canada * Canadian Embassy +81 (0)3 5412 6267 marilou.denis@international.gc.ca
+81 (0)3 5412 6327
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)   Japan-Taiwan@nserc-crsng.gc.ca
STINT +46 8 671 19 92 agneta.granlund@stint.se
KNT (Kintetsu International)
(Travel Agent)
+81 (0)3 6891 9600 jsps2014-ecc5@or.knt.co.jp
+81 (0)3 6891 9599
Nipponkoa Insurance Co., Ltd.
(Insurance Company)
+81 (0)3 3593 5112 jsps-insurance-box@nipponkoa.co.jp
(Until August 31st, 2014)
+81 (0)3 3593 5128 jsps-insurance-box@sjnk.co.jp
(From September 1st, 2014)

* As for applications from Canadian researchers, they are recruited and screened by Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). Successful applications are sent to the Canadian Embassy in Japan, which compiles them and submits nominations to JSPS.

7. Prescribed Formats

Terms and Conditions for JSPS Summer Program 2014 PDFファイルのダウンロード
Announcement on Poster Presentation PDFファイルのダウンロード
Receipt for Maintenance Allowance PDFファイルのダウンロード PDFファイルのダウンロード
Guide to Insurance Policy PDFファイルのダウンロード
Guidelines for Research Support Allowance PDFファイルのダウンロード
Research Report, Future Mailing Address and Questionnaire PDFファイルのダウンロード PDFファイルのダウンロード
For Host Researchers and Host Institutions (受入研究者及び受入研究機関の皆様へ)




【送付先】 株式会社アイ・エス・エス

FAX:  +81-(0)3-3453-1180

メール : sp2014@issjp.com


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