Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
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I. Opportunities for Japanese Biomedical and Behavioral Researchers at NIH:
Application Period currently closed. 2009 application forms and information should be posted in March/April 2009 to this site.
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in cooperation with the NIH's Fogarty International Center (FIC), Division of International Training and Research, and the NIH Office of Intramural Research, offers fellowship awards to support meritorious biomedical and behavioral research projects undertaken in NIH laboratories by young Japanese postdoctoral researchers. These researchers must presently be, or have a commitment to be, funded by NIH to conduct research at an NIH Institute. If you meet the eligibility requirements in the Announcement [PDF 60K], please submit your application packet to FIC by 5:00 PM on June 1, 2009.
JSPS Intramural Application Packet:
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II. Opportunities for U.S. (and permanent resident) Scientists in Japan
JSPS conducts fellowship programs for foreign researchers to promote international cooperation in and mutual understanding through scientific research in Japan. These programs provide opportunities for U.S. and eligible foreign researchers to conduct cooperative research under their Japanese host researchers.
Research applications are accepted at FIC, which acts as a nominating authority for JSPS programs. As the eligibility requirements and application procedures are different for each fellowship, the following information describing eligibility and application procedures should be reviewed before submitting an application.
All fields of the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences are included under this program. Applications are initially reviewed for scientific merit at the NIH. Applications of sufficient scientific merit will be forwarded to JSPS for additional review and funding considerations. Applicants will be notified directly by JSPS of their awards.
1. JSPS Invitation Fellowships
JSPS conducts short-term (14 - 60 days) and long-term (61 days -10 months) programs under the Invitation Fellowship Program. The fellowship is funded by a subsidy from the Japanese government. The program promotes international cooperation and mutual understanding through scientific research. The fellowship allows scientists employed at designated Japanese research institutions and laboratories to invite fellow researchers from the U.S. to Japan to participate in cooperative activities. These visits presuppose the existence of contacts between scientists in Japan and in other countries, a condition considered favorable to the promotion of future scientific cooperation and exchange. See FAQs for FIC application deadline details. Application [DOC 128K]. Please submit your application package to FIC by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Monday, November 3, 2008.
2. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships
The JSPS conducts short-term (15 days - 11 months) and long-term (12 - 24 months) Postdoctoral Fellowships for Foreign Researchers. This fellowship was established to assist promising and highly-qualified young researchers wishing to conduct research in Japan. The program is aimed at providing opportunities for such researchers to, under the guidance of their Japanese hosts, conduct cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions, thereby permitting them to advance their own research while stimulating Japanese academic circles, particularly young Japanese researchers, through close collaboration in scientific activities. The program's intention is also for such collaboration to serve to advance scientific research in the counterpart countries. See FAQs for FIC application deadline details.
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Updated January 2009