JSPS Postdoctoral fellowship program helps outstanding research students from US, Canada and Europe to study in the universities and other Japanese institutions by providing a round-trip air ticket, settling-in allowance and monthly allowance. The fellowships are offered for one year research program with start dates 1 April 2013 – 31 March 2014. Approximately 60 Fellowships will be available in session 2013-2014.
This program is providing opportunities to young pre and postdoctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe for conducting cooperative research with leading research groups under the guidance of hosts in Japanese universities and institutions. For this, the program is planned in helping advance the research of the visiting fellows while augmenting opportunities for young researchers from US, Canada and Europe in Japan.
-APPLICANT (HOST RESEARCHER) ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be employed full-time or classified as being employed full-time (excluding Jokyo, assistant professors, and Joshu, research assistants) at a university or research institution which is eligible for funding under the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific-Research Program (Kakenhi) to apply to MEXT and also approved by JSPS as an appropriate institution for hosting young foreign researchers. CANDIDATE (FELLOW) ELIGIBILITY: – Applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of an eligible country. Further applicants must hold a master’s or higher degree and then should engage in research for a period of three years at a university or research institution in an eligible country. Applicants must possess an excellent research record and must be from a country which has a diplomatic relations with Japan or from Taiwan or Palestine.
– Candidates must earned doctoral degree at a university outside Japan on or after 2 April 2007 and must be currently enrolled in a doctoral course at a university outside Japan, and planned to receive a PhD within two years from the time that their research starts in Japan.
– They must also set in advance a research plan with a host researcher in Japan. Note: Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers are not eligible.