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International JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 in Japan

Detail of Scholarship:

The International JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships offered for International Students. The Swiss National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science provided this opportunity for International Students to study in the Japan. This scholarship provides an opportunity to complete a Fellowship degree-level program(s) in the field(s) of Science at Swiss National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. Students are strongly advised to apply for this scholarship position before the last date i.e. 12 Jan 2023. The International JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships provide Partial Funding as a scholarship benefit to the successful candidates.

The International JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships is for those students who are willing to complete their Fellowship degree(s) in the field(s) of Science, in the Japan on scholarship.

Short Detail of International JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships:

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schoolInstitute Name: Swiss National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
mapCountry to Study in: Japan
bookCourses Offered: Science
readingDegree Level: Fellowship
studentStudents Nationality: International Students
fundingScholarship Award: Partial Funding
calendarLast Date/Dead Line: 12 Jan 2023

For international students, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 are now available. The fellowship enables students to enroll in Fellowship-level science courses offered by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. The scholarship application date is January 12, 2023.

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is an independent administrative organization in Japan that was founded with the goal of advancing science across all disciplines of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Researchers from Switzerland can travel to Japan for 12 to 24 months thanks to the JSPS program. The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science’s Postdoctoral Fellowships has been nominated by the SNSF for a number of years (JSPS).

Applications for researchers who are interested in the fellowships must be submitted by January 12, 2023. The applicable requirements must be taken into account and the forms provided by the JSPS must be used for this purpose. The completed forms must be emailed as a scanned attachment to [email protected] together with any required enclosures. The applications nominated by the SNSF will be evaluated by the JSPS following SNSF evaluation, and the candidates will be notified of the funding decision by spring or summer 2023. The chosen researchers must begin their stays no later than November 30, 2023.

Scholarship Benefits:

The Awards have the following dollar amounts. They could vary due to financial constraints.
(1) Airfare: A round-trip airline ticket (in accordance with JSPS guidelines)

(2) Maintenance Allowance: 362,000 per month.

(3) Miscellaneous: A settling-in allowance of 200,000 and international travel insurance.

Note 1: A “settling-in allowance” will not be given to the candidate who has been residing in Japan (and has a mailing address) prior to the commencement of the fellowship; instead, just the cost of the return journey will be covered.

Note 2: Cooperative research-related costs may be covered by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows). The host researcher submits an application for this funding via his or her institution. See the Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows application criteria for more information.

Requirements Criteria for Scholarship:


Host researchers are required to satisfy the following two conditions at the time of application, at the time of selection, and during the fellowship period.
(1) Be affiliated with a research institution specified in Article 2 of the Procedure for the Handling of Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI), issued by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) () and be eligible to apply for a KAKENHI grant–in-aid. 2 (2) Be a full-time researcher. However, researchers who are not employed full-time may be eligible if the host institutions judge that they are able to execute their responsibilities for constantly carrying out the program throughout the fellowship period including the provision of a suitable research environment (e.g., laboratory, space, facilities, and personnel), the same as the full-time researchers are able to do. ()Eligible host institutions specified under the above MEXT Procedure are as follows:
1) Universities and inter-university research institutes
2) MEXT-affiliated institutions engaged in research
3) Colleges of technology
4) Institutions designated by the Minister of MEXT
A fellow’s host researcher may not be changed during the fellowship tenure. Therefore, if it is known at
the time of application that the host researcher will retire, due to reaching retirement age or other reasons,
during a candidate’s fellowship tenure, s/he should not be a host researcher.

CANDIDATE (Invited Overseas Researcher) ELIGIBILITY

Persons are eligible to apply who satisfy the following two conditions.
(1) Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan. (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.)
(2) Have obtained their doctoral degree within six years of the date the fellowship goes into effect (on or after 2 April 2017).
Note 1: Those who have previously been awarded and started a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research in Japan ([Standard (P)] and [Pathway to University positions in Japan (PU)]) are not eligible.
Note 2: Persons who are Japanese citizens and foreigners who have permanent residency in Japan are not eligible.
Note 3: Researchers who obtained their Ph.D. within six years minus time taken for maternity and/or parental leave. (Every four weeks of leave is counted as one month, with any remaining weeks also counted as one month. These months are subtracted from the number of years that elapsed since the researcher’s Ph.D. was received.) In this case, separate submissions of documents are required. Please consult with JSPS in advance via the nominating authority.
Note 4: If it becomes known even after being selected that a candidate does not possess application eligibility, his/her selection is to be canceled or eligibility terminated during the fellowship period. In such cases, the candidate is required to reimburse JSPS for his/her already-paid allowances.

How to Apply for Scholarship:

Applications for this program must be submitted to JSPS through an overseas nominating authority. The application process is as follows:
(1) Contact is made between the candidates who wish to conduct cooperative research in Japan and their prospective hosts.
(2) Candidates submit an application to a nominating authority.
(3) The nominating authority conducts a scientific evaluation to select candidates and nominates them to JSPS.
(4) Approximately three months after the nomination, JSPS sends out a notice of selection decision to both the candidates and the nominating authorities.
Note 1: JSPS does not find or introduce host researchers or institutions.
Note 2: Application deadlines and selection procedures differ by each nominating authority.
Note 3: When setting the starting date of fellowships, adequate time should be allowed for application processing: e.g., application screening by the nominating authority (time differing by authorities) and selection decision-making by JSPS (about three months).
Note 4: In addition to receiving applications through overseas nominating authorities, JSPS also accepts applications for candidates from their prospective host researchers in Japan (open recruitment).
Note 5: Multiple applications for the same program through overseas nominating authorities in the same fiscal year are not allowed.