Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers 2014-2015 

The fellowship’s purpose is to provide opportunities for young and 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. The program allows such researchers to advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research in Japan and the counterpart countries. 

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

Each candidate (fellow) for the Fellowship must:

  1. Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan
    (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.)
  2. Hold a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received on or after April 2, 2008, or be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect.
  3. Have arranged in advance a research plan with his/her Japanese host researcher 

Application deadline (for host institution): 

2nd Recruitment: Recruitment: 1-9 May 2014 

Fellowships are awarded for a period of 12 to 24 months.

For the 2nd Recruitment: September 1, 2014 – November 30, 2014 

More program information available at:

URL:http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-fellow/fy2014/appli_long_2014.html