JSPS Summer Program

For Participants
Date Schedule Accommodation
14 June Arrival in Japan at Narita International Airport Hotel in Narita
15 June Opening Ceremony
Shonan Village Center (SVC) &
Host family's house(2 nights)
15 - 20 June Orientation Session & Homestay
21 June Move to host institutions Accommodation arranged by the host institutions
22 June -
22 August
Research experience at host institutions
23 August Move to Tokyo
Research Report Presentation
Farewell party
Hotel in Tokyo
24 August Departure from Japan

   Master’s/doctoral students and/or postdoctoral researchers from the US, the UK, France, Germany, Canada and Sweden: Varying with the country.


How to apply

   Contact the nominating authority in your country.


List of Nominating Authorities
Country Nominating Authorities Contact Address
USA National Science Foundation (NSF) National Science Foundation (NSF)
East Asia & Pacific Summer Institutes for Graduate Students (EAPSI) Program
e-mail: oise-eapsi@nsf.gov
Webpage: http://www.nsf.gov/eapsi
UK British Council Japan British Council Japan
tel: +81 (0)3 3235 8031
e-mail: science@britishcouncil.or.jp
Webpage: http://www.britishcouncil.jp/en/programmes/higher-education/support-researchers
France Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
tel: +33 (0)1 44 96 53 36
e-mail: caroline.danilovic@cnrs-dir.fr
Webpage: http://www.cnrs.fr/derci/spip.php?article727
Germany Deutscher Akademischer
Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
tel: +49 228 882 764
e-mail: osinski@daad.de
Webpage: http://www.daad.de
Canada Canadian Embassy in Japan Mitacs Inc. *
Globalink Program Team
tel: +1 (604) 822-1493
e-mail: international@mitacs.ca
Webpage: http://mitacs.ca/en/programs/globalink
Sweden The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT) The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
tel: +46 8 671 19 92
e-mail: agneta.granlund@stint.se
Webpage: http://www.stint.se/

   * As for applications from Canadian researchers, they are recruited and screened by Mitacs Inc. Successful applications are sent to the Canadian Embassy in Japan, which compiles them and submits nominations to JSPS.



Before you start the procedure, please read the Terms and Conditions for JSPS Summer Program 2017 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. Association for Japanese-Language Teaching (AJALT), the provider of the language training, will send you a questionnaire from late April to 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 jsps2016sp@ajalt.or.jp and the subject of the e-mail will be [Japanese Classes]. 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 29th 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 compiled into a booklet. Copies of the booklet will be distributed to our overseas partners (NSF, British Council, CNRS, DAAD, the Canadian Embassy in Japan, and STINT), all the host researchers, host institutes and related Japanese academic organizations. You also will receive a copy in about six months after the program ends. Also, to introduce the program to potential candidates for the next year, we would also like to post your research reports on JSPS's Website.


Mailing Address for Future Contact

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



Fellows nearing the end of their tenure and their Hosts are asked to fill out the questionnaire. Your comments and suggestions will be helpful to us in planning the program for the next year. Please make sure to submit the on-line questionnaire which is posted on our website before the Research Report Presentation Session to be held on August 18th..


*Submitting 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 19th: ecc5-05@or.knt.co.jp Please be sure to include your ID number in the title of your e-mail (example: Report from SP16xxx). Please submit your report in MS-Word or PDF format.
2) FAX a printed report to the following number before August 19th: +81-(0)3-6891-9409
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 19th, 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 23rd. The CD or the USB flash memory will be returned to you on that day.

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 js.summer@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 anita.pan@international.gc.ca
+81 (0)3 5412 6327
Mitacs Inc.   international@mitacs.ca
STINT +46 8 671 19 92 agneta.granlund@stint.se
KNT (Kintetsu International)
(Travel Agent)
+81 (0)3 6891 9600 jsps2015-ecc5@or.knt.co.jp
+81 (0)3 6891 9599
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa
Insurance Inc.
(Insurance Company)
+81 (0)3 3593 5112 jsps-insurance-box@sjnk.co.jp
+81 (0)3 3593 5128

* As for applications from Canadian researchers, they are recruited and screened by Mitacs. 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 2016 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 and Future Mailing Address 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)




   Questionnaire for Fellows(English)


プログラム概要 PDFファイルのダウンロード
年間の流れ 及び カレンダー PDFファイルのダウンロード
実施条件(Terms and Conditions for JSPS Summer Program 2015) PDFファイルのダウンロード
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滞在費等領収書 PDFファイルのダウンロード PDFファイルのダウンロード
調査研究費の取扱いについて PDFファイルのダウンロード
調査研究費 提出様式 PDFファイルのダウンロード PDFファイルのダウンロード
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