JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for North American

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JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for North American

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science offers postdoctoral Fellowship Program (Short-term) Students from North American and European, Japan 2012-13

Study Subject(s):Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences
Course Level:Postdoctoral
Scholarship Provider: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
-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.
Note: Full-time employment classification is determined by the regulations of the host institution.
-Be a citizen or permanent resident of an eligible country (listed in Section 1 above). Also eligible are persons who have earned a master’s or higher degree and continuously thereafter been engaged in research for a period of at least three years at a university or research institution in an eligible country. Such persons must be from a country that has diplomatic relations with Japan or from Taiwan or Palestine, and must possess an excellent research record.
-Candidates must have obtained their doctoral degree at a university outside Japan within six years of the date the fellowship goes into effect (on or after 2 April 2006), or must be currently enrolled in a doctoral course at a university outside Japan and scheduled to receive their Ph.D. within two years.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: US, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, the UK, Italy, Finland, the other European Union Countries (as of 1 April 2011), Switzerland, Norway and Russia.
Scholarship Description: The purpose of the program is to provide opportunities to young pre- and post-doctoral researchers from the US, Canada and Europe (*) to conduct, under the guidance of their hosts, cooperative research with leading research groups in universities and other Japanese institutions. In so doing, the program is designed to help advance the research of the visiting fellows, while augmenting opportunities for young researchers to come to Japan from the US, Canada and Europe.
Number of fellowships awarded: Approximately 60 Fellowships will be granted in FY2012.
Duration and commencement of fellowships: 
(1) Fellowships are awarded for a period of 1 to 12 months
(2) Successful candidates must start the Fellowship in Japan during the following period:
1. April 2012 – 31 March 2013
Terms of award (fellows only):
(The amounts of the Awards indicated below are subject to change for budgetary reasons.)
A round-trip air ticket (according to JSPS’s regulations)
A settling-in allowance of ¥200,000 (only applicable for Fellows with 4 or more months of tenure)
A monthly maintenance allowance
(a) For Ph.D. holders: ¥362,000
(b) For non-Ph.D. holders: ¥200,000
Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage, etc.
Note 1: If the Fellow resides in Japan on the date his/her award letter is issued, the above-mentioned air ticket to Japan and settling-in allowance will not be provided.
Note 2: A research support allowance is available to cover cooperative research-related expenses. Application is made by the host researcher.
How to Apply: By mail/By post
Deadline: 30Jul-3 Aug 2012

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