Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship: Grab Opportunities to Conduct Research in Japan

Deadline: 1 December 2015

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is accepting applications for Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) fellowship to provide recent PhD recipients and ABDs with opportunities to conduct research in Japan under the leadership of a host researcher. Fellows are encouraged to advance their own research and at the same time closely collaborate with young Japanese researchers and contribute to Japanese research communities.

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Applications are welcome from all social science and humanities disciplines and need not be explicitly related to the study of Japan. Projects must include work with colleagues and resources in Japan and propose a single, continuous stay in Japan from 1 to 12 months (short-term) or 1 to 2 years (long-term).

Eligibility Criteria

  • Scholars who have previously received funding from JSPS for 12 months or longer are not eligible to apply for JSPS fellowships.
  • JSPS does not extend fellowships to scholars employed in the institutions under jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of Defense
  • In addition:
    • Candidates for the Long-term Fellowship must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status. Permanent residents must provide a copy of a permanent resident card (“green card”). Researchers of Japanese nationality are  not eligible.
    • Candidates for the Short-term Fellowship must possess U.S. citizenship or permanent residency status. Permanent residents must provide a copy of a permanent resident card (“green card”). Citizens of other countries may be eligible if they have completed a master’s or Ph.D. course at a U.S. university and, upon completing the course, have for at least three continuous years conducted high-level research in the U.S. Researchers of Japanese nationality are not eligible. Foreign researchers doing research at a Japanese research institution at the time of application are not eligible.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit JSPS Fellowship.