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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 is open for International Students . The scholarship allows Fellowship level programm(s) in the field of Science taught at Swiss National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science . The deadline of the scholarship is 12 Jan 2023. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

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The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is an Independent Administrative Institution in Japan, established for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science in all fields of the natural and social sciences and the humanities. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

The programme JSPS enables researchers in Switzerland to stay in Japan for 12 to 24 months. For a number of years, the SNSF has acted as the nomination body for the Postdoctoral Fellowships of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). In 2023, the SNSF can propose two researchers to the JSPS. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

Researchers interested in the fellowships are invited to submit their applications by 12 January 2023. The forms provided by the JSPS for this purpose must be used and the relevant conditions must be taken into consideration. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

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The completed forms and all necessary enclosures must be sent by e-mail to [email protected] as a scanned attachment. After evaluation by the SNSF, the JSPS will evaluate the applications nominated by the SNSF and inform the candidates about the funding decision by spring/summer 2023. The selected researchers must commence their stays at the latest on 30 November 2023. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

  • Partial Funding
  • Swiss National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
  • Fellowship
  • Science
  • International Students
  • Japan
  • 01/12/2023

Degree Level:

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023 is available to undertake Fellowship level programs at Swiss National Science Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

  • Science

Scholarship Benefits:

The amounts of the Awards are as follows. They are subject to change for budgetary reasons.
(1) Airfare: A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS’s regulations)
(2) Maintenance Allowance: ¥362,000 per month
(3) Miscellaneous: A settling-in allowance of ¥200,000, overseas travel insurance.

Note 1: For the candidate who has been living in Japan (and has a mailing address) before the fellowship starting date, a “settling-in allowance” will not be paid, and only the airfare for the return flight will be paid.
Note 2: A Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows) is available to
cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application for this grant is made by the host
researcher through his/her institution. For details, please see the application guidelines for the Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellows. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

Eligible Nationalities:

This scholarship is for international students from countries that has diplomatic relations with Japan. (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.) JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

Eligibility Criteria:


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 reason,
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 citizen and foreigners who have permanent residency in Japan are not eligible. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023
Note 3: Researchers who obtained their PhD 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 elapsed since the researcher’s PhD was received.) In this case, separate submission of documents are required. Please consult with JSPS in advance via the nominating authority. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023
Note 4: If it becomes known even after being selected that a candidate does not possess application eligibility, his/her selection is to be cancelled or eligibility terminated during the fellowship period. In such cases, the candidate is required to reimburse JSPS his/her already-paid allowances. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

Application Procedure:

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. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023
(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). JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023
Note 5: Multiple applications for the same program through overseas nominating authorities in the same fiscal year are not allowed.


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