Standard Postdoctoral fellowships for Research in Japan

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Organization:Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
Financing type:Private
Scope of funding:Interantional
Topic: #57091
Start:2019 May 13
FSJD end:2019 Jun 28
Official end:2019 Sep 6


The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) carries out programs that provide overseas researchers who have an excellent record of research achievements with an opportunity to conduct collaborative research, discussions, and opinion exchanges with researchers in Japan. These programs are intended to help advance the overseas researchers' research activities while promoting science and internationalization in Japan


To provide opportunities for excellent postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.


1. Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.)

2. Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree within six years of the date the fellowship goes into effect (on or after 2 April 2014)

Note: Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan ([P] and [Pathway to University positions in Japan]) are not eligible. Persons who are Japanese citizen and foreigners who are permitted permanent residence in Japan are not eligible.


- A round-trip air ticket

- Overseas travel insurance

- Monthly maintenance allowance

- Settling-in allowance

- "Grant-In-Aid for JSPS Fellows"


12 to 24 months.


There are two application deadlines each year. The next application deadlnes are: September 6, 2019 (by 5 p.m. (JST))May 8, 2020 (by 5 p.m. (JST))

Each host institution may have its own application deadline more than one month before the deadline set by JSPS. Applicants (host researchers) should check with the staff of host institution in advance.

Applications under this program must be submitted to JSPS by a host researcher in Japan. Overseas researchers wishing to participate in the program are advised to establish contact with a Japanese or foreign-resident researcher in their field and to ask him/her to submit an application.

In case of interest, contact with Research's Department no later than 28th August. inv/application/2020application.html

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