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Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Summer Programme

Deadline : January 15, 2020

The JSPS Summer Program is implemented as a component of the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan. Carried out in partnership with The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI), the program provides opportunities for young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from North America and Europe to receive an orientation on Japanese culture and research systems and to pursue research under the guidance of host researchers at a Japanese university or research institute over a period of two months during the summer.

JSPS seeks cooperation from its overseas partners in recruiting candidates for the program. In implementing this program, our overseas partners are British Council (UK), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (Germany), the Canadian Embassy in Japan (Canada), and the Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (Sweden)


1) International Travel (Round-trip Airfare)
In principle, JSPS will provide the fellow with a round-trip airfare (a discounted economy ticket), which as a rule will be between the international airport nearest to the institution at which he/she is currently affiliated and Narita International Airport. Flight arrangements are made by JSPS’s designated travel agent based on JSPS regulations. However, the fellow who stays in Japan for more than 90 days (the fellowship tenure) may not be provided either his/her outward airfare or his/her homeward airfare.

2) Maintenance Allowance (534,000 yen)
JSPS provides maintenance allowances to cover living expenses and domicile costs related to fellows’ stay in Japan for the purpose of carrying out research activities in collaboration with their Hosts. In addition, JSPS will cover the following expenses separately from the allowance: hotel room charges at Narita and Tokyo, and meals and accommodation charges at SOKENDAI.

3) Insurance
Under the Overseas Travel Accident Insurance Policy in force between JSPS and the designated insurance company, all JSPS fellows are insured collectively during their fellowship tenures in Japan and are eligible to receive accident and sickness benefits under the policy.

4) Research Support Allowance at the Institution (Up to 158,500 yen)
A research support allowance of up to 158,500 yen is available to the Host for the purpose of covering research-related expenses


  • Nationality : Be a citizen or permanent resident of the UK, France, Germany, Canada and Sweden(Others with equivalent status may apply if approved by the nominating authority in one of the above countries).
  • Academic Status
    • Candidates must fulfill one of the following conditions:
      – Be enrolled in a university graduate program.
      – Hold a doctorate degree when the program goes into effect, which must have been received on or after 2 April 2014.
  • Candidates must receive in advance acceptance from their host researcher.
  • Candidates must aspire to become a researcher in future.

* Note: Those who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships for Research in Japan are not eligible.



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