JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers

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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers

JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers 2012-2013, Japan

The fellowship purpose is to provide opportunities for young postdoctoral researchers from other countries to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions.

The program allows such researchers to advance their own research while contributing to the progress of research in Japan and the counterpart countries.

Applications for this program are submitted by a host researcher in Japan who wishes to host a foreign postdoctoral fellow.

The applicant (host researcher) must be a researcher who is employed full-time or classified as being employed full-time (excluding Jokyo, assistant professors, and Joshu, research assistants) at a university or research institution that is eligible to apply to MEXT for funding under the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific-Research Program (Kakenhi) and approved by JSPS as an appropriate institution for hosting young foreign researchers.

The applicant must be a citizen of a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan (JSPS treats Taiwanese and Palestinian researchers in this manner.)

He/she should have a doctorate degree when the Fellowship goes into effect, which must have been received on or after April 2, 2005, or be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the Fellowship goes into effect.

The applicant must have arranged in advance a research plan with his/her Japanese host researcher.

Duration and commencement of fellowship:

Scholarship Application Deadline: For 1st Recruitment: 29 August 2011 – 2 September 2011
For 2nd Recruitment: 7-11 May 2012

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