Deadline: October 1, 2023 00:00 CEST
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Eligibility: highly qualified postdocs from Germany
Location: Japan

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science JSPS Research Fellowship supports you as a highly qualified postdoc from Germany in conducting your research in Japan – regardless of discipline.

Why apply?

The JSPS Research Fellowship enables you to conduct your research in Japan in cooperation with a qualified academic host of your choice.

  • The monthly fellowship amount paid by JSPS is currently 362,000 yen
  • Fellows conducting a stay of three months or more will receive a one-off settling-in allowance of 200,000 yen
  • Travel and insurance allowances may also be paid.

During your stay abroad, the Humboldt Foundation will provide you with a contact person. It will also assist you in reintegrating into Germany: e.g. with allowances for job interviews or the possibility of a twelve-month return fellowship.

After your research stay, you become a part of the alum community, supporting you in both your career and future collaborations.

There are two separate funding lines:

  • Short-term postdoctoral fellowships, which sponsor research stays of 1–12 months
  • Standard postdoctoral fellowships for research stay lasting from 12–24 months.

Up to 17 short-term and 12 traditional postdoctoral fellowships may be awarded yearly.

Who should apply?

  • You completed your doctorate no more than six years ago (cut-off date: 1 April of the corresponding financial year). You can present a copy of your doctoral certificate by the time you start your fellowship at the latest.
  • You have been published in academic journals and by academic publishers peer-reviewed to international standards.
  • You have German citizenship or a permanent residence permit for Germany.
  • Please note that Japanese citizens are not eligible to apply. This is also the case if you have dual citizenship and one of your citizenships is Japanese.

Interested in applying for the JSPS Research Fellowship 2023? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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