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Invitation Fellowships for Research, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan


Deadline:

May 06, 2016


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Invitation Fellowships for Research in Japan

This program is designed to enable Japanese researchers to invite their overseas colleagues to Japan to participate in cooperative work and other academic activities. Researchers of all countries having diplomatic relations with Japan are eligible. Applications are submitted by the inviting researchers who wish to host overseas researchers in Japan.

JSPS offers three Invitation Fellowships, each with different eligibility requirements.

Long-term [IF01]: As a rule, researchers who hold a full-time position in an overseas research institution and satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen or a permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner). To be eligible, researchers of Japanese nationality residing overseas must have lived in the other country for at least 10 years and been actively engaged in research in that country throughout the period.
  • Overseas researchers in a position equivalent to a university professor, associate professor or assistant professor in Japan as of 1 April 2016.
  • Overseas researchers who do not have above-mentioned careers but received their doctorate degree prior to six years or more as of 1 April 2016 and are continuing to do research in a university or non-profit research institution.

Short-term [IF02]: As a rule, researchers who hold full-time positions in an overseas research institution and satisfy the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen or a permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner). To be eligible, researchers of Japanese nationality residing overseas must have lived in the other country for at least 10 years and been actively engaged in research in that country throughout the period.
  • Overseas researchers in a position equivalent to a university professor or associate professor as of 1 April 2016.
  • Overseas researchers with an excellent record of research achievements.

Short-term S [IF03]:

  • Be a citizen or a permanent resident of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner). To be eligible, researchers of Japanese nationality residing overseas must have lived in the other country for at least 10 years and been actively engaged in research in that country throughout the period.
  • Overseas researchers who are Nobel laureates or recipients of similarly high-level international prizes with exceptionally outstanding records of research achievements and who currently occupy a leading position in their subject field.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR PROGRAM

Host researchers, except for those under Pathway fellowships, are required to use JSPS’s web application system when applying for fellowships. Applications under this program must be submitted to JSPS by a host researcher in Japan via the head of his/her university or institution. Overseas researchers wishing to participate in the program are advised to establish contact with a Japanese or foreign-resident researcher in their field and to ask him/her to submit an application. Applications must be made using JSPS’s prescribe forms.

CONTACT

Host institutions should send their application documents to JSPS by certified mail or other means that allow their receipt to be confirmed.

ADDRESS:

Overseas Fellowship Division, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science 5-3-1, Kojimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083

Invitation Fellowships:

TEL: +81-3-3263-2480

Email: invitation@jsps.go.jp


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Publish Date
September 17, 2015




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