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Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Vitalizing Brain Circulation

  Young Researcher Overseas Visits Program for Vitalizing Brain Circulation works to expand opportunities for young Japanese researchers to experience research at a high world level and to challenge various issues prevailing within the global arena, while forming networks with colleagues in overseas universities and research institutes. By supporting the overseas visit for young researchers who will engage in international research collaboration projects, the program seeks to advance science in Japan by vitalizing the international circulation of good brains.

  1. Target Fields
  2. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences


  3. Eligible institutions
  4. (1) Japanese universities, inter-university research institute corporations, junior colleges and colleges of technology
    (2) Independent administrative institutions and other institutions which conduct scientific research or R&D activities
    (3) Research institutions in private sector
      * (2) and (3) are required eligibility to apply for Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)


  5. Tenure of Projects

  6. 1 - 3 years


  7. Financial Supports
  8. - (1) Travel fee for young researchers and (2) research expenses for international joint research
    - Up to 30 million Japanese yen / year / project


  9. Eligible Young Researchers
  10. - (1) Researchers and (2) doctoral students affiliated with an eligible Japanese university or research institute  (up to 45 years of age in principle)
    - Tenure of visits overseas:  more than 1 year in principle


  11. Number of FY2010 Projects

  12. From about 70 to 100 openly recruited projects


  13. Schedule

  14. Applications must arrive at JSPS during 7-9 July 2010


  15. Selection Results for FY2010

    Selection Results for FY2010 PDF


Overseas Training Program Division
International Program Department\
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
8 Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8472
TEL: +81-3-3263-1942  E-mail:kaigaihaken@jsps.go.jp

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