JSPS Fellowship Programme

Here at iCeMS we offer the chance to join our groundbreaking research efforts through two JSPS fellowship programmes offered by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Read below to find out more about the Standard and Short-Term Programmes that we offer, and begin your once in a lifetime opportunity to study abroad with some of the greatest minds in Japan!

Interested in joining us for a Postdoctoral Fellowship?

An Overview

The standard programme is a great opportunity to join us here at iCeMS for a period of 12 – 24 months for a research fellowship.

The award includes a round-trip air ticket, a settling-in allowance of ¥200,000 and a ¥362,000 monthly maintenance allowance. Below is a guide to the standard programme and how you can apply to join us here in Kyoto.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (Taiwan and Palestine are included in this).
  2. Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree within six years of the date that the fellowship goes into effect.

Notes:
1.
 Those who have previously received a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Programme (Standard, and Pathway to University in Japan) are not eligible.
2. As well as this, people who are Japanese citizens or those with permitted residence in Japan are not eligible.
3. If selected as a fellow, you must submit an original copy of the doctoral degree certificate or diploma before starting (not required when applying).

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (Taiwan and Palestine are included in this).
  2. Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree within six years of the date that the fellowship goes into effect.

Notes:
1.
 Those who have previously received a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Programme (Standard, and Pathway to University in Japan) are not eligible.
2. As well as this, people who are Japanese citizens or those with permitted residence in Japan are not eligible.
3. If selected as a fellow, you must submit an original copy of the doctoral degree certificate or diploma before starting (not required when applying).

Open Application

One method of application is by applying direct to JSPS.
They call for applications twice a year for the standard programme with the next deadline being the 7th May 2021.
Find out the details about the open process here.

ONA Application

However, the preferable method of application is through one of JSPS’s Overseas Nominating Authorities.

Countries have their own nominating authority to which you can apply to. Then, if successful, they will make an application to JSPS on your behalf.

To see the list on nominating authorities, click here.

But, it is important to note that each authority will have different methods and requirements for applications as well as deadlines. As such, it is essential you do your research on the relevant nominating authority.

ONA Application

However, the preferable method of application is through one of JSPS’s Overseas Nominating Authorities.

Countries have their own nominating authority to which you can apply to. Then, if successful, they will make an application to JSPS on your behalf.

To see the list on nominating authorities, click here.

But, it is important to note that each authority will have different methods and requirements for applications as well as deadlines. As such, it is essential you do your research on the relevant nominating authority.

Useful Links

To see a more detailed overview of the standard fellowship please follow this link.

The selection process for open applications can be found here.

For programme guidelines for successful fellows click here.

Lastly, should you have any questions, please refer to JSPS’s FAQS here.

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The JSPS Short-Term Programme

An Overview

The short-term programme offers a great opportunity to join us here in Kyoto for a period of 1-12 months for a research fellowship.

The award includes a round-trip air ticket, a settling-in allowance of ¥200,000 if the fellowship is longer than 3 months, and a monthly maintenance allowance of ¥200,000 for non-PhD fellows, and ¥362,000 for those with a PhD.

Below is a guide to the short-term programme and how you can apply to join us at iCeMS.

An Overview

The short-term programme offers a great opportunity to join us here in Kyoto for a period of 1-12 months for a research fellowship.

The award includes a round-trip air ticket, a settling-in allowance of ¥200,000 if the fellowship is longer than 3 months, and a monthly maintenance allowance of ¥200,000 for non-PhD fellows, and ¥362,000 for those with a PhD.

Below is a guide to the short-term programme and how you can apply to join us at iCeMS.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of an eligible country (US, Canada, EU States, UK, Switzerland, Norway and Russia), or have been engaged in research for at least three years in an eligible country.  You must also be from a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (Taiwan and Palestine included) and must have conducted research continuously for three or more years prior to applying.
  2. Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree outside of Japan and within six years of the date the fellowship goes into effect, or must be enrolled in a doctoral course outside Japan, and scheduled to receive a Ph.D. within two years from the fellowship start date.

Notes:
1-
 Those who have previously received a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Programme (Standard, Short-Term and Pathway to University in Japan) are not eligible.
2- As well as this, those who have resident cards with addresses in Japan at JSPS’s application deadline are not eligible.
3- In addition, a Japanese citizen who is a permanent resident of any eligible country is not eligible.
4- If selected as a fellow, you must submit an original copy of the doctoral degree certificate or diploma (or if you have not completed then the original copy of your prospect certificate is necessary) before the fellowship starting date (not required when applying).

Open Application

One method of application is direct to JSPS.

They call for applications three times a year for the short-term programme with the deadlines being the 8th October 2020, 15 January 2021, and the 4th June 2021.

Find out more about the open application process by clicking on this link.

Open Application

One method of application is direct to JSPS.

They call for applications three times a year for the short-term programme with the deadlines being the 8th October 2020, 15 January 2021, and the 4th June 2021.

Find out more about the open application process by clicking on this link.

ONA Application

The other method of application is through one of JSPS’s Overseas Nominating Authorities.

The partner countries have their own nominating authority to which you can apply to. Then, if successful, they will make an application to JSPS on your behalf.

To see the list of nominating authorities follow this link.

However, it is important to note that each authority will have different methods and requirements for application as well as deadlines. As such, it is essential for you to do your research on the relevant nominating authority.

Useful Links

To see a more detailed overview of the short-term fellowship programme, please follow this link.

The selection process for open applications can be found here.

For programme guidelines for successful fellows please click on this link.

And finally if you have any questions please visit the JSPS’s FAQS but clicking on this link.

Useful Links

To see a more detailed overview of the short-term fellowship programme, please follow this link.

The selection process for open applications can be found here.

For programme guidelines for successful fellows please click on this link.

And finally if you have any questions please visit the JSPS’s FAQS but clicking on this link.

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