The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is a party to agreements on research exchange covering stays of three weeks to six months in Japan, for studies and/or research in natural sciences, mathematics, medicine and humanities. The Academy pays travel costs from the home country to the host country and back, while the host higher education institution pays the costs of accommodation and travel in the country visited, and also a daily sum in the local currency for food and personal expenses.
The applicant must have a PhD. Both short study visits and long research stays may be considered. Applications relating solely to attendance at symposia and conferences are not approved. On the other hand, an award may be made for a combination of conference participation and a study visit. The journey must start during the period from 1 September 2012 to 31 March 2013. No award is granted to an applicant who has already received such an award over the past three years.