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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Short-term) for North American and European Researchers 2014-2015

The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities to young and excellent pre-/post-doctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. In so doing, the program is designed to help advance the research of the visiting fellows, while augmenting opportunities for young researchers to come to Japan from the US, Canada and Europe.

Applications for this program are submitted by a host researcher in Japan who wishes to host a foreign postdoctoral fellow.

All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are included under this program.


Fellowships are awarded for a   period of 1 to 12 months


Successful candidates must   start the Fellowship in Japan during the following period:
  1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015


  (about 10 awardees each)

Application   periods

Fellowship   start periods

1st recruitment

7-11   Oct 2013

Apr   2014 thru Mar 2015

2nd recruitment

6-10   Jan 2014

Jul   2014 thru Mar 2015

3rd recruitment

7-11   Apr 2014

Oct   2014 thru Mar 2015

4th recruitment

7-11   Jul 2014

Jan   2015 thru Mar 2015

Note: These deadlines are for the head of the host institution to submit the application to JSPS; the time frames for applicants (host researchers) to submit their applications are normally earlier.

More program information available at:

URL: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/fy2014/appli_short_2014.html